Archive for June, 2011


Glastonbury 2011 – How pressure groups operate

June 24, 2011

I looked broadly at radical politics at Glastonbury 2011. One of the things I wanted to look at was how charities and pressure groups use the festival to get their message across. This is one part of that. I went to speak to two very different environmental organisations to see how they use the festival. I think there’s quite an interesting contrast.

The first is the permaculture field, which promotes a radical type of complete sustainability.

The second is from a gentler, but no less passionate organisation, the Somerset Wildlife Trust.


Glastonbury 2011 – The Old Gits

June 22, 2011

Probably my favourite thing about my job is that I get to meet all sorts of people I would never normally speak to. And then I ask them questions that in any normal conversation would be considered rude.

At Glastonbury 2011, I interviewed a group of friends who meet up online, and then arrange to meet at the festival. The Old Gits (as they call themselves) really are a testament to the idea that you’re never too old to rock n roll.

First Dave:

And Pete: