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We’re pleased to announce the return of regular Fabulous Furry Folk Nights on the first Thursday of each month, Dora and Nathan will be hosting a cosy singaround in our newly renovated cafe and on the first Thursday of the month, and will surprise us with wonderful folk bands and musicians in the hall on the 3rd Thursday. Check out the event pages for more details.

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We will be hosting our ever popular Christmas Markets in addition to our usual Tuesday afternoon markets. Lots of new stallholders to check out, and you can stop off in the cafe for a nice cuppa and home made cakes.

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Of course, Shamanic Drumming with Lydia Lite continues on Wednesday evening and our magic hat community celebrations will continue to be held on the solstices, equinoxes and quarter days. 

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Our Winter Solstice Celebration this year will also be hosted by The Fabulous Furry Folk. Music will include the Solstice Carols Choir led by Tim Hawthorn, and a ceremonial element at the beginning as we gather, and as we close the evening, facilitated by Lisa Goodwin. The rest of the evening is UP TO YOU!! Please bring seasonal songs, poems, stories etc to share; the usual allocated slot is 10 minutes or two songs – unless it gets very busy in which case this is shortened.

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We have a wonderful array of events coming up this Winter, and some fabulous new volunteers to help host them. We are often in need of helpers, so please get in contact if you would like to help on the door or as a steward. 

On a more practical level, we have invested in a new boiler at long last, so the drip under the stairs will be no more. The upstairs office is the next place to get some love and attention, so please get in touch if you can help with plastering, painting, decorating and/or carpet laying. 

In the meantime … Enjoy your crisp and frosty afternoons and hopefully we will see you soon! 

Lords Of The Wildwood Community Cafe

Our new cafe is looking fabulous. Several new proposals came in May and we now have Luke and Nix of Lords of the Wildwood managing the Community Cafe. They are making delicious home-made cakes. A new lunch menu, including jacket potatoes and pizza will be up as soon as possible. Deliveries are available for local business in walking distance of the High Street.

Come and support your community venue. Spaces are available for daytime courses and workshops, please email for more information, or if you are wanting a meeting or small gathering in the cafe during the day, pop in and discuss the options.

Here’s wishing Luke and Nix all the best on this new venture!

Invitation for Cafe Proposals

The Assembly Rooms of Glastonbury Ltd.

There have been some big changes at The Assembly Rooms. The refurbishment of the kitchen and cafe is well underway and we are now inviting proposals from people who would like to manage the cafe during daytime hours. The refurbishment will be complete towards the end of March and we aim to have an agreement set in place for the start of April.

All proposals must be submitted by 19th March 2018 to Assembly Rooms of Glastonbury, High Street, BA6 9DU or by email

What we are looking for

• A self-employed business that can work as part of a team
• Warm and welcoming
• Vegetarian food only
• Design and maintain your own menu
• Serving teas, coffees and simple refreshments
• Barista training available
• Providing basic refreshments to staff on duty
• Community friendly price structure
• Prepared to attend monthly management meetings
• Uphold Assembly Rooms Health and Safety Policy
• Comply with Food Hygiene standards
• Hours of operation within our daytime opening hours of 9am-5pm

What we are offering

Day to day use of the public cafe area and basic kitchen. This includes seating, tables and sofas, free wi-fi connection. The kitchen contains steel work-surfaces, a sink unit, wash hand basin, cooker, fridge, two font espresso machine and cups, coffee mill, water urn.

The space is shared with the bar that is open for evening events and private functions.
On occasion the building is booked for a private function and the cafe may not be open to the public at these times. There may be an opportunity to cater for specific events.

Please include in your proposal

Personal C.V.
Business Plan and forecast
Proposed Menu
Sickness provision
Exit Plan

For further enquiries or financial details
please email or call Max Goodwin 07737 865123


Welcome to the Assembly Rooms.

This unique venue in the heart of historic Glastonbury town boasts a Victorian acoustic Main Hall, built to Golden Mean proportions, two workshop spaces and an internet cafe with fully licensed bar.
This Community Arts Centre has a rich history that has included productions by the great British composer Rutland Boughton and being home to the first Glastonbury Rural Arts Festival which featured such luminaries as George Bernard Shaw, Alice Buxton, Thomas Hardy and T.E. Lawrence.
Home to Ynys Witrin Annual Bardic Contest, Megalithomania, The Goddess Conference and other events. The Assembly Rooms are an ideal place for your gigs, plays, dances, drumming classes, bazaars, talks, bands, wedding receptions and more …

Users Survey

The Assembly Rooms is a vibrant community space and social hub hosting popular bands, workshops, theatre and community events. We’d like to find out what your vision is for the building, so we can improve it in ways which will make it more attractive to you as a venue, we’re interested in your opinions and suggestions, and they may help us raise funding to improve the building that directly benefit the community. If you’d like to help please complete this simple survey.