Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Glastonbury Festival (the other one)

Here's the programme for this Saturdays celebration of 1100 years of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, free event in the ground of Glastonbury Abbey. More info on travel, accessibility etc. here.

Programme of events:
9 am Main Abbey gate opens. Full peal from the bells of St John's Church begins.
10 am Exhibitions and stalls open in Abbey grounds. Gate from Silver St open.
St Margaret's Chapel and almshouses open (all day). Iconographer John Coleman's work on display in almshouses.
11 am Children's World activities (until 4pm)
11 am Food and drink outlets open (until 8pm)
11-11.30am Salvation Army Band (refreshment marquee)

12 noon A Service of Celebration (main stage, around 45 minutes)
1.15-1.45pm Salvation Army Band (refreshment marquee)
1.45 pm Music workshop details start
Also see details of Music workshop leaders (booking needed - see leaders page for details)
1.45 pm Talks and Workshops start

2 -3 pm Restorative Justice dance groups (main stage)
2 -2.45 pm A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by Baltonsborough primary school (Abbey ruins, to 2.45pm)
2 -3 pm Roly - a clown for all seasons (main m arquee) for more info on Roly see:
2 -3 pm "A Beginner's Guide to dong nothing". A talk by Bishop Stephen Cottrell of Reading (see Speakers) about finding space for prayer and contemplation in daily life (Town Hall)
2 - 4pm Glastonbury Sacred Circle Dance Group(Abbey grounds)
2 - 4pm Avalonian Free State choir (Abbey grounds)

2 - 6pm Mothers' Union Cream Teas (Abbey House Gardens)
2.30 - 3.30pm Poetry reading in St Margaret's Chapel

3pm - 4pm Youthful Spirit gospel choir from Churchill School (main stage) for more info see:
3pm - 4pm "The moral component of fighting power, or why there is more to life than politics and economics" - a talk by Major General Tim Cross (main marquee) for more information see Speakers

4.15pm Pageant. A romp through 1100 years of history (Abbey ruins)
6pm - 8pm Concert, including Youthful Spirit gospel choir, Adams Apple jazz band, and Lyrica (harmony group )

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