I know I bang on about this ALL THE TIME but I'm so proud of my roots. There has been so much good stuff to come out of the West Country in England and it's such a beautiful place. Here's a few more of my favourite local heros. Banksy is a West Country graffitti artist whose work is anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Visit Bristol and you'll see his earlier work, like this picture on a wall in Park Street.
Do you know Reef? This local band rocks. They're one of those bands that just delivers gut busting shout along at the top of your voice athems that you just can't forget......surely everyone knows Place Your Hands. Well great news, Reef have recently reunited and are back touring now, including a performance at Glastonbury Festival and guess what, that's where they are from! Hopefully they'll make it to Australia - hmmmm perfect for the Falls Festival hmmm I wonder.
Speaking of which, local hero number 3 - Micheal Eavis, organiser Glastonbury Festival. The largest open-air music and performing arts festival in the world. It's so hard to pick my best bits; the music, the theatre, circus, comedy, the healing fields, the food, the art and craft, the people watching. The only thing that lets it down is the weather but us locals don't let that 'dampen' our spirits! It also promotes environmental issues and donates millions to worthwhile causes. I found this golden oldie from the Levellers........ohhh it takes me back.