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4 August 2010

Celebrate Glastonbury at the National Portrait Gallery

Your author has always been a big fan of the Glastonbury Festival, and finally found time yesterday evening to visit Venetia Dearden's exhibition in the Bookshop Gallery at the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition accompanies her book, Glastonbury – Another Stage, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the festival, with portraits of performers from Shirley Bassey to Lily Allen, Pete Townshend and Leonard Cohen, and a selection of festival attendees.

It's all a bit clich├ęd, but it is a nice reminder of a fun weekend in the country which comes but once a year. The exhibition runs until 3rd October. For more, see http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/display/glastonbury-photographs-by-venetia-dearden.php.


  1. gracious, if it wasn't for some good cliches every now and again, no art historian would have a job. Ditto writers, journalists, architects, singers etc etc :)

  2. What a pity that I am currently in Hamburg and not in London...