With a limited budget, the cafe started out as a small pop-up on the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival. We provided an outdoor space where we exchanged Chai Tea and bits of food with people who were willing to trade and share a skill or gift of their own, be that an old item, a musical performance, a poem or piece of artwork.
Since then, continuing the ethos as a nomadic cafe, Once In A Blue Moon moved into market stalls, club nights, raves, organising our own parties and finally, where we always aimed to be, into the fantastic underground and alternative Festival Scene we have here in the UK.
From day one we have collected and ‘tatted’ as we’ve gone by, building up the cafe over time from donated or found items, furniture, artwork, instruments, cups and more!
Our policy has always been that anyone who contributes something to our ever evolving space can eat for free. Therefore we encourage musicians, dancers, poets, artists, teachers and anyone else to get involved with what we offer.
We have always aimed to support and work with local businesses and up and coming creatives wherever possible, as well as consistently working with organic and ethical suppliers, and build up long lasting relationships.
Our blog has a more detailed history of some of the events we’ve been involved with in the past.
ONE MAN’S TAT IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE!
Check out this video made when we were first starting out: