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The Past in the Present - Exhibition
Saturday 27th May - Sunday 24th September 2017
The Past in the Present - Pottery by Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence
The abbey ruins have provided an exciting starting point for an exhibition of ceramics by two Somerset potters. The work of Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence is well known and their beautifully crafted pottery has been widely exhibited and is in museums across the world. It is also owned and much loved by many private collectors.
Hands on History
Saturday 22nd - Saturday 29th July 2017
Hands on History - 10am to 4pm daily. Celebrate Festival of British Archaeology. There will be a drop in handling session in the museum. Artefacts from the abbey's collections will be on display. Visitors will get a chance to handle objects and learn what they can tell us about the abbey's past.
King Arthur themed drama workshop
Tuesday 25th July 2017
1.30pm to 2.30pm – join us for a King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team. Normal admission applies.
Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2017
Saturday 5th August 2017
There will be “Good Vibrations” at this year’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza as Beach Boys Co-Founder Brian Wilson is to headline.
Music Legend Brian Wilson will play The Beach Boys’ seminal album, Pet Sounds, in full, as part of the 50th anniversary tour of the record named the greatest album of all-time by publications including the Times, NME and Uncut.
Performing alongside a celebrated band which includes his former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chapman, Wilson will also treat the abbey crowd to greatest hits and rare cuts from their vast back catalogue.
Also playing at the Extravaganza will be Grammy-award winning singer Corinne Bailey Rae and the world-famous brass band, the Black Dyke Band.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the link below.
The 2017 spectacular complete with traditional firework display will be the 21st Extravaganza to be held at Glastonbury Abbey.
As You Like It
Wednesday 16th August 2017
The Handlebards present Shakespeare's As You Like It
2016 played host to our all-female troupe’s first outing. The Girls cycled over 1000 miles performing The Taming Of The Shrew & Romeo And Juliet at over 50 venues across the UK. Now they return with As You Like It, offering a unique brand of extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle-powered theatre.
Standard tickets in advance £15; on the gate £17
We are committed to making the abbey and events held at the abbey accessible to everyone. We may provide disabled ticket holders (who would be unable to attend without a PA - personal assistant / carer / essential companion) with a ticket at no additional cost for their PA, if they are in receipt of one of the following:
- Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
- Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Evidence of being severely sight impaired
- CredAbility Access Card (+1 category requirement), see www.accesscard.org.uk
- A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card
If you do not have any of the above evidence but are unable to attend the abbey without a PA you are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application. Applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. Tickets for events are sold on a first come, first served basis.
If the event is organised by an external organisation, the above will not necessarily apply and you will need to liaise directly with the organisers. If you wish to contact the organisers please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch.
How to apply
Please call our shop on 01458 831631 and arrange to either show the relevant documents in person or to email or post copies.