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WHY DO WE HAVE GLASTONBURY?

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By Imogen Lindsley: History Editor

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Who invented Glastonbury Festival?

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Glastonbury Festival is the brainchild of one English dairy farmer: Michael Eavis. Eavis awoke from his dreams of spending twenty years of his life sailing with a start, when in 1958 his father died, leaving him solely responsible for Worthy Farm: 150 acres of green valley littered with herds of cows. 339 more words

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2015 Bealtaine Celebration

To celebrate Bealtaine, Northern Rivers joined up with our hosts at the Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center for full day of spirituality, fellowship, and fun. We began with their annual Labyrinth Walk. 681 more words

An odd and ancient English tradition

There is nothing quite like a pub in England. I hadn’t realised this before jet-setting around the world but it’s nothing like the bars of the Mediterranean or North America. 920 more words

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Traditions invented, preserved or living

So Carter @ Sometimes It’s Just A Cigar wrote about the invented “English tradition”, with particular reference to a picture (which I haven’t seen) of David Cameron with blackface Morris dancers. 1,470 more words

Communication Skills

Harold Bloom: Internalization of Romance Quest

What allies Blake and Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats, is their strong mutual conviction that they are reviving the true English tradition of poetry, which they thought had vanished after the death of Milton, and had reappeared in diminished form, mostly after the death of Pope, in admirable but doomed poets like Chatterton, Cowper, and Collins, victims of circumstance and of the false dawn of Sensibility.

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The English Lottery

Ketika saya bekerja di Jakarta hampir 10 tahun yang lalu, kadang-kadang di kantor ada pasar taruhan dalam rangka pertandingan sepakbola piala dunia, tapi saya tidak pernah ambil bagian dengan kegiatan itu. 411 more words

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