GLASTONWICK 2021 – The 26th ANNUAL BEER, MUSIC, POETRY & MORE BEER FESTIVAL (and second online) is this Saturday, 5 June, 2pm – 11pm. This year it is raising funds to sponsor Southwick 1882 Football Club, the new community all-ages club. Glastonwick and ‘1882’ have a lot in common. Here’s the story, from Attila:
“GLASTONWICK is our community festival, born in Southwick in 1996, organised and run by volunteers for the sheer love of grass roots, independent music, poetry and beer. 26 years of proud history, thrown out of our two previous venues through no fault of our own, now with a permanent, welcoming home at Coombes Farm.
SOUTHWICK 1882 FC is our new community football club, born in Southwick in (you guessed it!) 1882, reborn in 2020 as a community interest company, organised and run by volunteers for the sheer love of grass roots football. 139 years of proud history, County League winners many times, FA Cup first round in 1974, Isthmian League in the 80s. Thrown out of our crumbling home ground Old Barn Way through no fault of our own in Spring 2020 due to lease holder and council neglect. Reconstituted as a brand new club a month later, first team dropping two divisions to play on Southwick Rec next door to the ground when Covid allowed, winning their league with a 100% record. In just one year a flourishing all-ages youth section has been created too. The first team is now at too high a level to play on the Rec any more so we need to ground share and fund raise for 2 seasons while our ground is rebuilt. (The picture on the crowdfunder page is of Old Barn Way in its current state. We very, very much hope that ground share will be at the legendary WHITEHAWK FC, home of, you guessed it, independent football, music and beer.)
Both Glastonwick and 1882 are about volunteers coming together in the community to provide uplifting entertainment and fun enjoyed by hundreds of people of all ages. Even if you don’t like football, I hope you’ll ‘get’ the connection and support us. And if any Glastonwickers fancy helping with fund raising, further sponsorship etc in any way please get in touch, initially with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The crowdfunding page will be up in the next day or so. We would love to raise at least £3000 to help with the running costs of the club for next season – and have ‘GLASTONWICK BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL ’ on the front of the team shirts as sponsors!!! Over to you….
THE LINE UP
NB: Glastonwick has always been about independently-brewed beer and music. Performers play their own stuff. Although this year we have bent the rules slightly for one performer!
2pm Introduction from Attila the Stockbroker
Compere, Glastonwick co-founder, punk performance poet and musician for 41 years
2.25 Wob Williams
A vibrant, bouncy, tuneful ball of energy from Minehead via Lancing
Midlands trainspotter punk. Two chords good, three chords bad!
3.25 Jess Silk
Brilliant young singer-songwriter from the Black Country
Brighton’s eclectic folk-punk orchestra
4.35 Laura Taylor – Poet
Sharp, angry, warm, acerbic performance poet from Lancashire
5pm TV Smith
Legendary Adverts singer (‘Gary Gilmore’s Eyes’) now an even better solo singer-songwriter
5.45 pm @Matt Hill
Storyteller, chronicler, Americana from Nottingham
6.20pm Janine Booth
Fantastic, passionate performance poet and happy Peterborough Utd fan (just promoted)
6.55pm Darren Poyzer
His song ‘Sunday Morning Footballer’ is very fitting this year. Mancunian, City fan.
7.30 pm Steve White & The Protest Family
Fiery East London fireman and his crew of Leyton Orienteers
8.05pm Pauline Vallance
Glaswegian harpist, sings one song to the tune of another in a ridiculously brilliant way
8.40pm Joe Solo
One man powerhouse of solidarity, stirring words and wonderful tunes
9.15pm Blyth Power
Unique, lyrical, historical, sweeping, magnificent. With sleeping bag.
9.50pm Robb Johnson
Possibly England’s finest political songwriter and a very happy Brentford fan.
10.30 PAUL & SWILL (The Men They Couldn’t Hang)
One song from the iconic duo.
10.40 Attila the Stockbroker
A final blast and some slightly inebriated thank yous