Events in and around Glastonbury

Glastonbury landscape

Events happening in the Glastonbury area this week, or the near future.

(Past events here)

Glastonbury Road Run

The Glastonbury Road Run, with its main event the “Round the Tor 10K” 10K event, takes place on the Sunday prior to the early May bank holiday each year, on fully traffic-free roads.

Glastonbury Abbey Family Activity – Make a Caterpillar

Make a caterpillar What colour would you like to make your caterpillar? See how well it moves. 11.00am – 1.00pm. Normal admission applies.

Library of Avalon – Special Library Matinee: “The Emerald Tablet” with Benjamin Turale

Benjamin Turale, our Alchemy expert, talks about the Emerald Tablet and healing in Alchemy.

Somerset Rural Life Museum – Nature Day

Sharandys Birds of Prey will be joining us on the Bank Holiday Monday for a day of nature-based fun and learning. Normal admission applies.

Somerset Rural Life Museum: Nature Day – A Somerset Festival of Nature Event

Sharandys Birds of Prey will be joining us on the Bank Holiday Monday for a day of nature-based fun and learning.
Normal admission applies.

Somerset Day

2017 sees the first celebration of Somerset Day. Somerset Day will take place on 11 May, in honour of King Alfred the Great. In 878, Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, gathered “all the people of Somerset” to march against and defeat the invading Viking army. By the time of his death he had become the Read more …

Megalithomania 2018

The 2018 Megalithomania Conference is taking place at the Glastonbury Town Hall on 12th & 13th May. It is a two-day event with optional tours on 11th, 14th, 15th & 16th. Early-bird tickets available from the web-site.

Somerset Rural Life Museum: Echoes of War – Living History Day

Performance group The Little Victory Ball join us for a First World War Living History Day. As part of the ‘Echoes of War’ exhibition, discover how the War changed the lives of the people of Somerset. 10am-5pm. FREE ENTRY.

Glastonbury Abbey – Gregorian Chant Workshop

Sing Gregorian Chant for St Dunstan’s Day. Open to anyone; women & men, non-singers, beginners plus experienced singers. The day works towards an informal performance of ‘Dunstan’, a sequence in chant with readings. Workshop begins at 10am. £10 per a person. Booking essential.

Library of Avalon – ‘Getting to Know the Tarot: The Cups’ with Jackie Hosein

After Jackie’s great success with her “Getting to know the Court Cards” Library Matinee last year, the Library is proud to open the space for more Tarot aficionados to come and explore the deep symbolism and meanings of the cards.
These talks will be presented on the third Saturday of every month, 12 – 1pm.