Our exhibition Art, Music, Activism: Kurt Jackson, Glastonbury Festival and Greenpeace was originally planned to open in late March, and run for 5 months over spring and into summer 2020. The emerging pandemic scuppered these plans, but in the end we were fortunate to be able to open, allowing the public to enjoy the show for 3 ½ weeks.
The aims of the exhibition were fourfold:
• To share the results of Kurt Jackson’s two-decades as Glastonbury Festival Artist-in-Residence.
• To celebrate the 50th anniversary of both Glastonbury Festival and Greenpeace.
• To highlight the incredible steps Greenpeace has taken to protect our natural world. We showcased Greenpeace: 50 Years of Making Waves, a photo-history of iconic moments from their spectacular catalogue of protest images; from their inception in 1970 to the present day.
• And finally, to raise funds for Greenpeace.
We are proud to have been able to raise around £18,500 for Greenpeace! This is despite having to cancel our big preview, our summer fundraising event and cutting the exhibition runtime short by 4 months!
Thank you so much for your incredible generosity in helping to raise such a healthy sum in the name of this important cause. We could not have done it without you!
How to help further:
As one of Glastonbury’s charity partners, Greenpeace can usually expect a healthy contribution from the festival. With this year’s cancellation, lockdowns and the general public feeling the effects of the global slowdown, Greenpeace will have seen income from contributions fall well short of pre-covid predictions.
If you would like to help by donating to Greenpeace or would just like to find out more about the incredible things they do, please visit www.greenpeace.org.uk.