At Glastonbury Festival this year The Greencrafts Village field, curated by Nic and Marie Piper, was open daily between 10am and 6pm, Wednesday through to Sunday. Nic and Marie run Greencrafts, an Irish company that specializes in organizing participatory craft villages at events.
Being my first time and rather overwhelmed with the sheer volume of info and scale of the festival site, I was completely unaware of The Greencrafts Village until we stumbled upon in on the Sunday by chance whilst en route to something else entirely. It was really interesting to walk around and watch so many people getting creative. If we go again in the future I’ll book myself in on a workshop of two – there was an eclectic selection to choose from and all at really very reasonable prices.
When many of us think of Glastonbury Festival we think of the stereotypical crowds, the mud and the good music. Whilst those things are very much a apart of the festival there’s this whole different, more laid back side to things that one doesn’t so often read about. Like all festivals, Glastonbury is what you make it and with so many areas you can tailor your weekend to suit your tastes and avoiding crowds and music altogether can be achieved.