ISSUE THREE

Michael Eavis – The Man Who Built A World

As action heroes go, Michael Eavis is one of the most amiable, non-threatening, well- loved you could find. The Somerset dairy farmer who went to Bath Blues Festival in 1970 and loved the music so much he decided to set up his own festival on his family farm in Glastonbury, has created something so…

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FASHION SPECIAL What’s wrong with our clothes?

We are drowning in clothes, producing more than ever and using them for much shorter amounts of time. While fashion companies send ‘surplus’ garments to incineration and consumers send tonnes of discarded clothes to landfill every year, most of us still do not consider the land, water, pesticides, chemicals, emissions and human labour required to…

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KEYSTONE PIPELINE OIL LEAK IS WORSE THAN FEARED

In October 2019 a major oil pipeline suffered a leak that covered half an acre of wetland in North Dakota, USA, in crude oil. The pipeline carries oil from Alberta, Canada, to southern Texas. This is its second largest spill in two years. Latest news indicates that the amount of land impacted by the…

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CARE OF THE GUARD

Lyrics by PSYCHADELEPHANT To be a brave strutter through the mind clutter We divine for the line while we earn our bread and butter Stuck in the rhythm of inhibition Just listen to the tales that they spin to distract your intuitions Challenge the grind, search and you’ll find, morals refined Souls…

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GIRL BAND – ELECTRIC BALLROOM IN CAMDEN, 5TH NOVEMBER 2019

Dubliners Girl Band dropped in to Camden’s Electric Ballroom on Bonfire Night for a sold-out show on their first tour for two and a half years. They arrived on the music scene in 2015 with their remarkable debut album Holding Hands with Jamie, and I was lucky enough to see them perform one of the…

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YOUR QUESTIONS AND THOUGHTS

Hi Readers, Thank you for your many letters offering support and suggestions for The Hourglass newspaper. Here’s a selection of some of the comments you’ve sent in. Greetings you wonderful people. My name is Terry, and I’m 77. For health reasons I’m unable to attend your events but get regular emails…

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Change One Simple Habit to Plant More Trees

Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas is used by trees for photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that produces food for the trees to live. So the more trees we plant, the more CO2 will be locked away. Most of us don’t have acres of land where we can plant with trees, but there is something we can all…

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