Work / Film

This super-charming short introduces us to the Glastonbury Free Press

You may already be sick of hearing about Glastonbury (particularly if you didn’t manage to get a ticket and had to watch other people watching Dolly Parton in a field) but here’s something I never knew about the famous festival; it has its very own newspaper. In 2013 a seven-tonne vintage 1957 Heidelberg printing press was installed at Worthy Farm on which a 15,000 run Glastonbury newspaper was produced. It was back again this year but this lovely little film focuses on its debut appearance, the enduring appeal of printing in this way and a couple of theories about why the printing press proved such a hit with the Glasto-going public.

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Glastonbury Free Press (still)

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Glastonbury Free Press (still)

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Glastonbury Free Press (still)

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Glastonbury Free Press (still)

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Glastonbury Free Press (still)