The Burning Lotus - A call for messages


June 20, 2022

The Burning Lotus Glastonbury – a cathartic collective experience through art aimed at uniting us after a long period of isolation

Call for messages and tributes to be included in The Burn: posting deadline 23rdJune.

Burning Lotus is a 40ft sculpture situated in The Park at this year’s Glastonbury.

During the festival, visitors to the Lotus will be invited to reflect on the losses and challenges of lockdown, and contribute words and images to the sculpture representing whatever experiences or emotions they might want to put to rest.

At midnight on Sunday 26th June, Burning Lotus will be set aflame, creating a cathartic experience of reflection and release.

Artist Joe Rush’s vision is to extend the Lotus’s impact well beyond the beautiful fields of Glastonbury by collecting postal contributions from anyone who can’t be at the festival.

You may be mourning, angry, sad. You may have overcome challenges or faced your fears. You may be feeling stuck ,or you might be full of gratitude for the things you’re learnt. Share your thoughts, feelings, memories and hopes with the Burning Lotus in a moment of deep connection as we move forward together.

Please send your contributions as a letter to:

The Burning Lotus
Glastonbury Festival
Worthy Farm
Pilton
Somerset
BA4 4BY

Deadline: Post by Thursday 23rd June (first class) to ensure we get your messages in time.

Your letters will not be opened unless you clearly specify it on the envelope.

This is a collective experience but your privacy is of utmost importance. The event is expected to be included in BBC Live Glastonbury broadcast and we will attempt to live stream it via Instagram and Joe Rush facebook page

A very windswept Joe Rush talking about his cathartic Burning Lotus

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