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An Overview of Devotion to Our Lady of Glastonbury by Dr Timothy Hopkinson-Ball

Glastonbury is the oldest shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary in England, pre-dating the better-known Marian shrine of Walsingham by many 100s of years. Since the destruction of Glastonbury Abbey at the Reformation, the shrine’s Marian origins have been overshadowed by the legends surrounding the person of King Arthur and those of St Joseph of Arimathea and the ‘Glastonbury thorn’. 127 more words

English Catholic History

Hidden History: America's longest continuously running ferry sails on the Connecticut River

ROCKY HILL–It’s the longest continuously running one of it’s┬ákind.

For 360 years now, the Rocky Hill Ferry has been making it’s run from Rocky Hill to Glastonbury, and back. 88 more words

Hidden History

Kanye West's Glastonbury spot prompted 'crazy, horrible' death threats for festival organiser Emily Eavis

When it was announced that Kanye West would be headlining Glastonbury 2015, the news wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

And now festival organiser Emily Eavis has revealed she fell victim to vile death threats from angry festival-goers. 212 more words


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Courtney Barnett – Dead Fox

Courtney Barnett is awesome. I saw her at Glastonbury last year and she was incredible. The lyrics of this make so much sense following our shitty election results in the UK. 23 more words

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Festival Season Is Finally Here!

Festival season is upon us and this summer looks to be a good one. With a large number of festivals held in the UK each year, live music is becoming a big income stream for many musicians. 391 more words


10 Glastonbury questions newbies want the answer to

This time in 28 days where will you be? If you are like me, you will be at the greatest festival on earth, Glastonbury.

Here’s 10 questions Glastonbury newcomers often want answered: 1,466 more words

United Kingdom

Glastonbury - when monk and witch are neighbors.

Glastonbury, South West England

Glastonbury is a small town in South West England with a big spiritual tradition. Some people believe that this is where Christianity in England began, and it’s still a place of Christian pilgrimage; but it’s become a centre for alternative spiritualities, too. 837 more words