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Last Updated MAY 2023
Upcoming Events for MAY 2023 at the LoA
Another April 2023 Event at the LoA.
We are delighted to welcome Helen Garrett who will be running a workshop in the LoA on Sunday 30th April. Read below for details and booking information.
Party to celebrate Barry Taylor’s extraordinary contribution.
On the Saturday 11th March we had a wonderful party to celebrate Barry Taylor’s extraordinary contribution to the LoA as a founder member and supporter over 30 years. Many members and volunteers enjoyed an opportunity to meet and mingle sustained with much bubbly and cake. It was a great opportunity to try out our “new” open space and was a thoroughly enjoyable success. Thanks to all those who attended and supported in making this such a memorable day.
On Monday 27th we gathered at the Library of Avalon to honour the memory of Helene Koppejan (born Helene van Woelderen) who, with her husband Willem, purchased a number of buildings in Glastonbury in which they set up what came to be called the “Glastonbury Experience”, a complex of alternative shops and studios. Helene and her husband were famous Dutch astrologers and authors who themselves had a library of some 30,000 books and she was co-founder of the Glastonbury Trust, an organization which promoted ecological awareness and sustainable development, and which took over the Experience development.
Unfortunately Dirk was unable to participate in his own event and so It was an inspirational meeting led by Mano Mannaz, creator of the Avalon Ascension Oracle,Teacher, Life Path Guide, Writer, Visionary Artist and Travel Guide. Dharam Barrett , executive director of the Glastonbury Trust, also was there and brought a wonderful collection of photographs from the 1970’s illustrating the building and opening of the courtyards.
The discussion ranged across subjects as diverse as the founding of the Glastonbury Courtyards, astrology, the lost tribes of Israel, English dark age history, grail legends, medieval libraries, St Dunstan’s lost manuscripts, the importance of weaving, the Dutch influence in trade and the local landscape and in the development of craft skills in Glastonbury as well as the importance of the Glastonbury courtyards in the development of the alternative Glastonbury society and economy. Born on exactly the same day as Barry Taylor, who played a key role in helping Helene realise her vision; their graves now lie just a few feet apart in Glastonbury Cemetery. It is 45 years since the opening of the courtyards and we were inspired to discuss possible future projects and developments to ensure the continuation of Helene’s and Barry’s vision in the years to come.
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Do you have an event you would like to hold at the library, or a matinee talk to give? Learn more and get in touch with us on the reading room hire page!
EVENTS AND OPENING TIMES “LIVE” CALENDAR. The Library is now Open from 1:30 till 4:30 pm Monday to Saturday inclusive. Reading Room Bookings can now be made for events in the mornings and evenings and includes the option for hiring the use of a full conference system including a 4k, 55 inch Monitor screen, 4k 180 degree camera, and group microphone/speaker system!
Saturday Matinees at The Library of Avalon
12 Noon to 1.30 pm on the first Saturday of each month.
We aim to begin holding Matinees again in 2023
LoA Matinee Talks to go Online.
Share your Wisdom & Support your Library
Plans are afoot to move our Saturday Matinees online via Zoom. These fortnightly talks proved popular and were one of the ways we raised much needed donations.
If you want to support your library into the future a great way would be to :
● Give an LoA Saturday Matinee talk on any subject with an esoteric aspect. Talks based on personal experience as well as on learning are most welcome.
● Attend an LoA Saturday Matinee in person or on line and donate what you can afford. All donations go towards the £150 the LoA needs to raise weekly.
● Technical support for the online broadcast will be given and talks will be advertised on the library Facebook and events pages, website and Newsletter.
● A live audience of four and an unlimited worldwide online audience can attend.
Dive into the past!
Read about past events and old news on the old news page, maybe you’ll become inspired to help create our future…
updated August 2021