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Glastonbury

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Over the next few days, well over 150 000 people will be heading down to Pilton, Somerset for the 2013 Glastonbury Festival. At my new school, I may be teaching a unit on Music Festivals and this is the biggest, and offers a nice context for many geographical themes. The festival becomes a temporary city, most of which are strangers to it...
These are the pictures I took when visiting the festival in 2010 for the first (and possibly last) time to work for Mission:Explore / The Geography Collective for the duration. It was a long and hot five days meeting hundreds of people and spending the early hours of the morning (as the dance stage near my tend pounded away) wandering the extremes of the site taking many pictures and soaking up the unique atmosphere.

I have to admit to not being that bothered about this year's line-up: not a fan of the Rolling Stones, and Mumford and Sons bored me when I saw them... I'd rather be at LATITUDE to see KRAFTWERK, and coincidentally, you'll…

Ten thousand images...

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Earlier today posted the ten thousandth picture up on my Flickr page.
Check the sets for plenty of themed sets of images.
Images available under Creative Commons non-commercial / attribution license.



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New Folly and the Hunter album

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Nice to listen to while working...

New Sigur Ros

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Iceland embodied in musical form...

New album is available to stream as of 11.06.13...

Some news, and some thanks..

Over at my main Living Geography blog...

New intercultural studies website...

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Thanks to Rachel Bowles for the tipoff to a new site, written by the estimable Stephen Scoffham and Fran Martin.
It's called 'Frameworks for Intercultural Learning'.


It's being piloted at the moment, so head over there and check it out.

Recognising our role as global citizens is an essential part of living in the twenty first century. Global challenges such as climate change, the loss of biodiversity and conflicts between social groups require global solutions. 
Schools, universities and other educational institutions have a key role in developing critical and creative thinking about such issues, and intercultural learning is central to this process. However, to find new solutions to global problems we need to promote intercultural dialogue and go beyond the limitations of Western models of development.
This site draws on the findings from the ESRC funded Global Partnerships for Mutual Learning research in two different ways:
By directly applying the findings from the pr…

Everest

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60 years on...