Greta Thunberg urges society to ‘set things right’ in Glastonbury climate speech

Naomi Clarke, PA Entertainment Reporter Sat, 25 June 2022, 8:49 pm Greta Thunberg has called on society to take on its “historic responsibility to set things right” with the global climate crisis during her speech at Glastonbury. Speaking from the Pyramid Stage, the 19-year-old environment activist told the crowd she feels there is still hopeContinue reading “Greta Thunberg urges society to ‘set things right’ in Glastonbury climate speech”

Michael Eavis says portrait is an ‘achievement for a dairy farmer from Somerset’

Ellie Iorizzo and Connie Evans, PA Sun, 26 June 2022, 10:38 am Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis said having a painting of himself displayed at the National Portrait Gallery is “quite an achievement” and “not bad for a typical dairy farmer from Somerset”. The portrait by English artist Sir Peter Blake, which was unveiled byContinue reading “Michael Eavis says portrait is an ‘achievement for a dairy farmer from Somerset’”

‘Back together’: Paul McCartney and John Lennon reunited at Glastonbury Festival

Sun, 26 June 2022, 4:02 am Paul McCartney and his late band mate John Lennon were reunited at Glastonbury Festival, singing the Beatles hit I’ve Got A Feeling, thanks to the magic of technology. Sir Paul, who become the oldest solo act to headline at Glastonbury Festival, took to the Pyramid stage 18 years afterContinue reading “‘Back together’: Paul McCartney and John Lennon reunited at Glastonbury Festival”

‘I don’t want it to end’: festival goers’ joy at the return of Glastonbury

Nadia Khomami, Josh Halliday and Sophie Zeldin-O’Neill Sun, 26 June 2022, 5:52 pm It was the song Glastonbury attenders wanted to hear the most. And Motown classic I’m Coming Out seemed a fitting soundtrack to this year’s Glastonbury after the Covid-19 pandemic – which forced the festival to cancel two years in a row. DianaContinue reading “‘I don’t want it to end’: festival goers’ joy at the return of Glastonbury”

How paranoia over trans rights became catnip for QAnon and the far right

Io Dodds Sun, 26 June 2022, 5:00 pm Kyle Chu was sitting in a public library in the San Francisco Bay Area, singing a welcome song to a group of children for a Pride Month book reading, when the fascists walked in. There were eight to ten of them, recalled Chu, who was in hisContinue reading “How paranoia over trans rights became catnip for QAnon and the far right”

Hardwicke Circus ‘fortunate’ Sir Paul McCartney requested they play Glastonbury

Ellie Iorizzo, PA Senior Entertainment Reporter Fri, 24 June 2022, 10:36 am Hardwicke Circus say they feel “very fortunate” to be playing at Glastonbury after Sir Paul McCartney put in a request with festival officials. The six-piece rock band were squeezed into a Sunday slot on The Rabbit Hole stage after 80-year-old former Beatle SirContinue reading “Hardwicke Circus ‘fortunate’ Sir Paul McCartney requested they play Glastonbury”

Piers Morgan defends Paul McCartney after Glastonbury set criticised for having ‘not enough Beatles hits’

Piers Morgan has taken it upon himself to defend music icon Paul McCartney following the latter’s headline set at Glastonbury 2022. McCartney’s Saturday night set was hailed by many as one of the best the festival had ever hosted. Mark Beaumont described it in The Independent’s review as “far and away the best this writer has seen on the Pyramid stage inContinue reading “Piers Morgan defends Paul McCartney after Glastonbury set criticised for having ‘not enough Beatles hits’”

Duchess Camilla is a vision in electric blue gown – and special accessories

The Duchess of Cornwall looked regal in a bright blue gown as she hosted a dinner in Rwanda with her husband Prince Charles – but did you spot her accessories? Camilla and Charles were joined by the Commonwealth Heads of Government at the Marriott Hotel on 24 June, and the Duchess ensured she stood out from the crowd inContinue reading “Duchess Camilla is a vision in electric blue gown – and special accessories”

Prince Charles gives blessing to Commonwealth countries that sever ties with Royal family

The Prince of Wales gave his blessing on Friday to Commonwealth countries that want to sever ties with the Royal family, insisting that such change can be made “calmly and without rancour”. Prince Charles, 73, told prime ministers and presidents gathered for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in Kigali, Rwanda, that whether membersContinue reading “Prince Charles gives blessing to Commonwealth countries that sever ties with Royal family”

Charles Dickens railed against ‘atrocity’ of slave trade in previously unpublished letter

Charles Dickens condemned the slave trade as “inhuman” and an “atrocity” in a previously unpublished letter that has been discovered. In 1850, he wrote to Captain Joseph Denman, who had served in the Royal Navy’s anti-slavery squadron that patrolled the coast of West Africa, part of the “African Blockade”, whose effectiveness in stopping the transportation ofContinue reading “Charles Dickens railed against ‘atrocity’ of slave trade in previously unpublished letter”