During the past few weeks our Twitter colleagues @Glasto4TIBET have been in 24/7 action preparing for Glastonbury Festival which launches June 21. It looks like the Tibetan flag will be flying again, thanks to some amazing folks who’ve offered their support in ensuring that the issue of Tibet will have a positive presence at the event.
In 2016 #teamGlasto4TIBET was greatly helped by Luis Vilchis, who traveled over from Mexico and Karen from Cambridgeshire, England. This year we’re delighted to hear that in the town itself #teamGlasto4TIBET has three iconic Glastonbury partners who will be showing solidarity with the people of Tibet.
It’s a pleasure to welcome Gothic Image, The King Arthur pub and Hundred Monkeys Café , all based in the center of Glastonbury, thank you so very much for supporting #teamGlasto4TIBET.
Image via googlemaps
Anyone visiting the town is recommended to check these out, you will be sure to get a great welcome, especially if you support Tibet 🙂
According to our friends @Glasto4TIBET who are 24/7 monitoring live streams it looks like BBC camera ops @ Glastonbury festival have been given instructions to use tight shots of the crowd, interspersed with rapid cuts. This has the result of minimum exposure of flags being shown, especially from stage view into the crowd, those shots which do feature flags are mostly distance views or very quick snaps before cutting. Interesting. Could be fertile imaginings but after last year and especially the presence at the festival of the Dalai Lama, with the masses of Tibetan flags we got raised, it maybe a certain pressure was put upon the British Foreign Office. Which in turn requested support from its Establishment colleagues at the BBC to avoid any exposure of the Tibetan flag. Is it really just coincidence that on the BBC Glastonbury website there’s a short report on flags at the festival with the main photo showing…the flag of China’s regime?!
The promise of Summer sunshine and blue skies is back along with music festivals, none of course bigger than England’s Glastonbury, which attracts an amazing range of musicians and artists. For a few days the magical countryside surrounding that English town hosts a tented city for over a hundred thousand folks, it is the biggest celebration on the planet, until that is Tibet regains its independence!
As our subscribers and friends will know over the past few years we’ve been raising the issue of Tibet at the festival and are very happy to announce that with the very awesome support of friends in the United Kingdom will be running a Tibet action at #Glastonbury2016.
So, working with our Twitter colleagues @tibettruth we hope to repeat the success of previous years during which in a totally fun and positive way we ensured that Tibet, its flag and struggle was not forgotten.
If you have a ticket for Glastonbury Festival, or know someone who has, and wish to help then do tweet @Glasto4TIBET #teamGlasto4TIBET
After two days of sunshine, partying, dancing and fireworks at the Glastonbury Festival today the main stages open and a massive range of artists will be performing. It’s going to be awesome! #teamGlasto4TIBET is on site and will be appearing across different areas of the Festival to raise awareness of Tibet and fly the Tibetan national flag. On Twitter and Facebook we shall be covering and reporting upon their activism, uploading images from Glastonbury and generating discussion about Tibet. You can be part of that action checkout the hashtags #glasto #tibetanflag #teamGlasto4Tibet #trueTibet and follow @tibettruth. Users of Facebook can join the #teamGlasto4TIBET group pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1623560511234131/ for updates and information. Enjoy the music, soak up the Festival buzz and be part of the conversation on Tibet. Shoutout to: @tibettruth @JTSpurs @_silverbomber @_al3rion @lvilchisp