Posts Tagged "Glastonbury festival"

Somerset – Full of Surprises

I have discovered since coming to Somerset that there is always something surprising happening. I love music, and although we weren’t there last year, we’d like to be at the Glastonbury Festival, except I’ve heard that all tickets have likely been sold out already. I wouldn’t be surprised as its massively popular. Probably what I love is that this pop festival, which runs for about 5 or 6 days, takes place at a farm and literally thousands of people pitch up for this festival of contemporary performing arts. It’s a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts, but it’s not only about music, but theatre, dance and circus as well as other arts. You can just imagine all the logistics that go into putting on such massive entertainment, like the provision of water, bathing facilities, food and electricity. I’ve heard this is something not to be missed – a real coming together of lots of interesting people and Somerset rises to the occasion each...

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Festivals and more …

I had friends up for a weeks holiday this month and we had a great time. the last time they were over was for  Glasto –The Glastonbury Festival in June. I realised when I came to the blog today that I did not write anything in June…I think it was because I was recovering from that weekend of music, food and drink – especially the drink  I think.  Looking at the pictures we took and reminising over it brought back what a great weekend it was. Although we live near(ish) we camped with friends over the weekend and learnt a lot.  I never knew how much people left behind, unbeliveable; tents, tables, all sorts of bags and baggage. I was amazed at the waste! Never did find out what happened to it – all dumped or sold on for charity?? Anyone know, I would be so interested to find out.     Somerset has something on nearly every weekend and especially in summer, its great! Using the library, Google and locals I found some amazing places to visit. One we visited when friends where here, was Weston-Super-Mare. Lovely town, which hosts a sand festival every year from April to the end of September. This year the theme was Hollywood and there was some amazing sculptures.  As a Jonny Depp fan the one below was my favourite.If you are in the area well worth a visit. We stayed at a lovely B&B there are so many to choose from and ours was a short walk from the beach and town, suited us perfectly....

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