Monday, 23 June 2014

Glastonbury

Down in Somerset, the fence has gone up, and preparations will be well underway for this year's Glastonbury festival. Regular readers of the blog will know that I went to the festival with the Geography Collective a few years back to work for the duration and it was one of the best (and worst) experiences of my life.
Glastonbury 2014 promises to be as big and bold as any previous festival, and there are plenty of stories to be found in the coverage which would also be useful for their geographical contexts...

Here are a few to get you started.
We are thinking of doing a unit on sustainability and music festivals next summer to round off the year.
a) there are plans to try to reduce the number of plastic bottles this year by handing out some bottles made of metal and having taps to refill them - also available to buy on site
b) the logistics of a town of 200 000 people springing up for a few weeks and then disappearing again - think of the resources that are required - consider the infrastructure involved....

Let me know other stories that you think would also be relevant.
Enjoy the Festival if you're going :)


Images: Alan Parkinson

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