I’ve known Renita for a while now. Originally from America, Renita now lives in Wigtown, which the book town in Scotland, with the most stunning views across the estuary. When I’ve performed at the festival, the children have all been whipped up to a frenzy by Renita, who welcomes them in and “settles them down” [...]
Now the London 2012 Olympic Games are over (and I presume I’m allowed to use that particular order of words again) do you wonder what the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games was all about? Here’s a little film that might help, but then again, it might just confuse you further.
Glastonbury has been a site of pilgrimage for centuries. The story goes that Joseph of Aramathea came there and planted his staff in the ground, which took root and is still alive today. (no thanks to vandals setting it alight in 2010) The staff was said to be made from the wood of the thorn tree that supplies the thorns for Jesus’s crown of thorns at his crucifixion.
Many myths are layered upon this one, including that this was the setting of King Arthur’s Avalon. Led Zeppelin and other fairy inspired outfits of the 1960s and 70s inspired a generation to move to Glastonbury and create a centre for alternative lifestyles. It does now seem to be the last surviving centre of hippy culture.
This is also the setting of the famous Glastonbury Music Festival, in which music fans get very muddy. I’ll maybe make a video about the time I went one day :)