Events in and around Glastonbury

Glastonbury landscape

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

(Past events here)

International Alchemy Guild Conference

Three days of lectures and in depth workshops on Hermetic Alchemy and Renaissance Magic led by some of the finest practitioners in the UK.

Glastonbury Abbey – St Dunstan’s Day – Talk & Other activities

There will be a short talk on St Dunstan in St. Patrick’s Chapel (free with admission) Times to be confirmed. Living History will give their usual tours but with extra focus on St Dunstan, and there will be self-guided info sheets also available (free with admission). The Gregorian Chant workshop (pre-booked and payable for participants) Read more …

Glastonbury Abbey – Abbey Wildlife Tour

Enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with one of the volunteers and discover the creatures who share the site. Normal admission applies.

The Rite of Her Sacred Fires

The Rite of Her Sacred Fires is an international celebration of the Mysteries and Magic of the Goddess Hekate. It is celebrated in nearly 30 languages around the world at the Full Moon of May, which falls on the 29th of May this year. To find out more and join in English language discussions join Read more …

Glastonbury Abbey Family Activity – Soap Carving

Easier to carve than stone. Enjoy using the abbey as inspiration for your carving – or even try a design of your own. 11.00am – 1.00pm. Normal admission applies.

Chalice Well – Full Moon & Music evening with Mary Bateman

Mary Bateman is a traditional folk singer and guitarist based in Wells, Somerset. Mary has returned to her home county to find out more about the county’s rich history of people’s song, and to begin work on writing a new collection of songs about the legends of Somerset.

Glastonbury Abbey – Family Tours

This year we are introducing free tours aimed at families with children. The vocabulary used is easier for children to understand, and there are also coloured illustrations that show points of interest on the tour that are perhaps not so easily viewed from child height. There is less emphasis on dates and more on visuals, Read more …

Royal Bath & West Show 2018

Annual agricultural show close to Glastonbury with events, entertainment and education for all the family. The show includes the British Cheese Awards, The British Cider Championships and a celebration of all things equine!

Glastonbury Abbey – Handlebards perform A Comedy of Errors

Handlebards mix protecting the environment with outdoor theatre by cycling from venue to venue on their Shakespearen tours.

Glastonbury Abbey Family Activity – Clay Tile Making

Clay Tile Making Look at the medieval clay tiles remaining here at the abbey, then make a replica air-drying clay tile to take home. 11.00am – 1.00pm. Normal admission applies.