Glasto, but not as you know it



The first series of Glastonbury festivals came to a hasty end 90 years ago. PETER FROST remembers those utopian socialist musical events and believes it is time for their revival
Long before the current series of Glastonbury Festivals were established in 1970 a British communist opera composer, Rutland Boughton, ran a successful series of utopian socialist music events in the Somerset town.
These popular and well supported opera and cultural festivals came to an unfortunate end exactly 90 years ago. Today they are almost totally forgotten.
The festivals that ran each summer between 1914 and... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 39
Source: Morning Star
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