National Trust does Glastonbury

Somerset: Meteor at Midnight, Glastonbury Tor.
August 16, 2010, 8:25 am
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Somerset: Meteor at Midnight, Glastonbury Tor.

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National Trust name check on BBC Glasto coverage.
June 27, 2010, 2:05 pm
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We are so chuffed to see that we got a Tor t-shirt name-check last night from Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne on the #BBCglasto coverage. Thanks Mark!

Take a look at what he had to say here.

Well done to Katharine Davies for making this one happen!

Glastonbury pictures
June 26, 2010, 7:00 pm
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For those of you wanting to see more of what we’re getting up to on site, check out our Flickr feed.

We will get as many pictures up on the main National Trust website, and are tweeting and facebooking to our supporters to encourage them to take a look at this Flickr group to give them a better idea of what we’re up to.

We also have a cameraman with us on-site, but until his footage is edited, take a look here to see a short tour of the Outside Inn and find out what we’re offering our visitors….. ( it’s a little shaky, but gives you a good idea of what we’re up to).

Peter Blake rocks National Trust tent @ Glastonburyal
June 26, 2010, 6:18 pm
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Signing in the sun

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It’s Saturday today, and we’ve just had a visit from Peter Blake (of Sgt Pepper album cover fame). Peter was kind enough to design a t-shirt for us, which we’ve been giving away at the festival.

Peter also designed a butterfly artwork, which we have turned into stamps. The team have been hard at work stamping festival goers with the butterfly artwork, so that we are able to spread the NT message far and wide around the site.Group with National Trust/Peter Blake t-shirts at Glastonbury festival

We were also pleased that a number of TV and radio outputs turned up to interview Peter. He was even invited onto Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6music radio show to talk about his designs and the work he is doing with the Trust. So a massive thanks to Katherine Davies for arranging this. Katherine also managed to give a t-shirt to Mark Radcliffe, who is presenting GlastoTV… he seemed chuffed with his Limited Edition shirt, and told us he’d make sure he plugged us on the show later today. Fingers crossed

Digging the soundscape
June 24, 2010, 7:30 am
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digging the soundscape

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It’s day today today since the crowds arrived, and we’re really pleased with how well everyone is taking to what’s on offer at the Outside Inn. This picture show some of the festival goers lying back and relaxing to the sounds of the National Trust.

the #NTGLASTO team outside the OutsideInn
June 22, 2010, 4:06 pm
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the #NTGLASTO team outside the OutsideInn

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Here we are!

promo #NTGLASTO tee shirts
June 22, 2010, 1:48 pm
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promo #NTGLASTO tee shirts

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Renowned artist, Peter Blake, has joined forces with us for this year’s Glastonbury Festival

Best-known for his design for the Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’ album cover, Peter Blake has created a unique artwork around the theme of the iconic Glastonbury Tor.

The design shows the 15th century St Michael’s Tower at the summit of the Tor, surrounded by butterflies. Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, and his daughter Emily have also been incorporated into the design, along with St Michael himself.

The design will appear on a series of limited edition T shirts, which will be given away at our Glastonbury Festival stand, Outside Inn, and through the our’s social networking sites across the festival duration.

Peter Blake has also created a signed butterfly ‘tattoo’ which will be available as ‘body art’ or as a stamp on programmes or clothing for all festival goers. The butterfly motif was chosen to celebrate the special importance of butterflies to the Glastonbury area, and midsummer as a perfect time to see them.

Peter Blake said: “The combination of the Tor, the local butterfly and the festival really fired my imagination.”

Our work with Peter Blake is among the exciting initiatives in a new programme to commission and promote contemporary art and craft across its historic properties, countryside and coastline.

For exclusive on-site updates and festival competitions, follow us at and, or make your way to the bar in the National Trust’s stand, Outside Inn at Glastonbury Festival, near the Bandstand and Cider Bus. You can also see the pictures taken onsite on our Flickr pages