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Stone and Scribe - summer exhibition

Saturday 7th June - Sunday 28th September 2014

An exhibition of letter cutting and stone carving by two Somerset artists can be seen at the abbey this summer

John Rowlands-Pritchard and Kate Semple are combining their skills and drawing inspiration from the abbey ruins to produce a joint exhibition, entitled Stone and Scribe.

There will be a number of events to accompany the exhibition for members of the public to enjoy.

Kate Semple is leading a two-day stone-carving workshop at the abbey on July 26-27, and the Abbot’s Kitchen will provide the backdrop to a Gregorian Chant workshop on September 20 and a concert by Opus Anglicanum on September 27.

Sculpture in the Orchard

Friday 11th July - Sunday 28th September 2014

The work of 14 South West artists form a sculpture trail in the grounds of the abbey.

Normal admission applies

Our Annual Dog Show

Sunday 3rd August 2014

Entries from 1pm - judging from 2pm

Entry via Magdalene Street, Glastonbury

This event is raising money for the Abbey's Rescue Our Ruins Appeal

Early Opening - Exclusive for Full & Life Members

Thursday 7th August 2014

Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza

Saturday 9th August 2014

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will headline the Extravaganza.

Advance ticket prices are £35 adult and £20 for an accompanied child aged six to 16. Gate prices are £40 adult, £25 for a child aged six to 16. Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket.

Bookings can be made online (there is a £3.50 delivery charge per order) or in person at the Abbey Shop where there is free collection or a £1.50 delivery charge.

By posting a cheque/postal order made payable Glastonbury Festivals Ltd, to Glastonbury Extravaganza, 28 Northload Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9JJ indicating number of tickets required, postal details and delivery fee of £1.50 per order.

 

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Alice The Musical

Sunday 10th August 2014

‘Alice The Musical’ Age three -12, family & friends.Come and have a joyful, fun-filled picnic with your family while you watch this hilarious musical show.

Boys and girls are invited to come along dressed in their best Wonderland fashion. White Rabbit? Alice? Mad Hatter?At certain venues, there is a 45 minute drama workshop before the show where children aged 5-10 can play drama games with the actors.

Tickets £9 adults, £7.50 concessions, £32 family. Under threes free.

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The Blessed Return of Sovereignty - Glastonbury Theatre Company

Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th August 2014

Following a successful production of Abelard and Eloise, Glastonbury Theatre Company return with The Blessed Return of Sovereignty, a new and original production.

Please visit www.glastonburytheatre.com for full details.

It starts at 7pm each evening and will finish at 8.30pm. Gates 6pm.

Advance tickets are £8 adult and £6 concession

On the gate £9 adult and £7 concession.

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The Festival Players Theatre Company: MacBeth

Friday 22nd August 2014

The Festival Players are back for another year, this time with MacBeth - Shakespeare's story of a Scottish general who is encouraged by a prophecy from a trio of witches that he will one day become King of Scotland. Little does he know, his reign will turn into one of tyranny, bloodbaths and war.

Ticket price £12 adults, £10 concessions. Gates 7pm. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets on sale late Spring.

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Monmouth Rebellion Re-enactment - Taunton Garrison

Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th August 2014

Come and discover the often forgotten part which Glastonbury Abbey played in one of Somerset's most calamitous events.

Normal Abbey admission applies.

John Allan Talk - New Discoveries in the Abbot's Kitchen and Abbot's Hall

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Full, social and life members free - tickets £4.

John Allan, Archaeological Advisor to the Abbey, talks about the new discoveries unearthed during the conservation of the Abbot's Kitchen.

Extra Evening Opening - Exclusive for Full & Life Members

Thursday 4th September 2014

Night at the Abbey

Friday 12th September 2014

Glastonbury Abbey's annual spectacle of lights and music with entertainment.

Performers include Tony Homer, Strangefolk, Minor Works Unit, Dragonsfly, John Dalton, Millfield Choir, Avalonian Free State Choir, The Hildegarde Ensemble, Tim Pitman and Hannah Curtis.

Plus the Langport Mummers, Blue Birds, Diablo Dave and the Bards of Glastonbury.

Advance ticket prices

£3 for Adults

£2 for Children

£10 Family (2 Adults and 3 Children)

On the Door

£4.50 Adults

£2 Children

£12 Family (2 Adults and 3 Children)

£3 Season Ticket Holders

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Extra Evening Opening - exclusive for Full and Life Members

Thursday 18th September 2014

Gregorian Chant Workshop with Opus Anglicanum

Saturday 20th September 2014

To be held in the Abbot's Kitchen and feature a chant written by St Dunstan, the Abbey's 10th century Abbot.

10am - 5pm. £10 per person. Booking details TBA.

Opus Anglicanum in Concert

Saturday 27th September 2014

To be held in the Abbot's Kitchen. 6.30pm Gates for 7pm start.

£15 per person. Ticket sales TBA.