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may

Old Town, HastingsFeatured03may(may 3)6:30 pm06(may 6)3:00 pmHastings Traditional Jack in the Green 2024Event Type Festivals

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Old Town, Hastings

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3 (Friday) 6:30 pm - 6 (Monday) 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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A weekend of festivities to welcome the coming of summer! With Morris dancing, giants, drumming, sessions, concerts and ceilidhs.

On the Monday Jack leads the grand procession through the Old Town before being slain to release the spirit of summer!

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5 Apr

Jack in the Green Volunteers’ Evening

Come along to our Volunteers’ Evening to see who you can help out and make Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green better than ever!

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3 May

The Museum of British Folklore and why we need one

Simon Costin, long time Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green (HTJITG) supporter, Director of the Museum of British Folklore and co-curator and designer of Making Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain, talks about his take on HTJITG and how the museum project came to be created and all the various exhibitions culminating in the Making More Mischief project.

Donations on the door

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3 May

Pub Session

Start the weekend off with a music and song session at The Stag. For all those who want to sing, play, dance or just enjoy the live music with a pint.

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4 May

Dancing around the Old Town

Host sides Hastings RX Morris and Hannah’s Cat kick off the dancing at the Stade Open Space, near the Hastings Contemporary. Sides from around the country perform before venturing into the Old Town and along seafront for further dancing.

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4 May

Rattlebag Sing Around

An afternoon with local 5-piece female harmony group Rattlebag

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4 May

The Big Ceilidh with Brown Boots Boogie band

Join us for The Big Ceilidh, a great evening with fantastic music supplied by Brown Boots Boogie Band. Guiding you through the dances will be caller Ben Moss.

For tickets please visit the White Rock Theatre Box Office.

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5 May

Morris Dancers Church Service

Annual service of celebration

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5 May

Dancing at The Stade and around the Old Town

Morris sides perform around the Old Town and showcase their dances at the Stade Open Space

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5 May to 6 May

Garland and Headdress Workshop (Free)

A free family friendly arts and crafts workshop to create a garland or headdress for Jack in the Green.

Children to be supervised at ll times.

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5 May

Concert with the Copper family

An afternoon concert with The Copper Family, a Sussex-based family singing folk songs passed down through the family for generations.

For tickets please visit the Eventbrite Page.

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5 May

The Drum Off

Join Section 5 and Sambalanco for some noisy fun!

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5 May

Concert with Jack and Leon Hogsden

A concert with son and father duo with a strong traditional base of English music.

For info on tickets please visit the Eventbrite page

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5 May

The Big Squeeze

Session led by Squeeze box players Alan, Goose and Trooper

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6 May

Morris Dancers’ Breakfast

Start your day with a light breakfast to help fuel you through the day.

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6 May

Jack is Released

Jack is released to the awaiting crowd in an eruption of green!

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6 May

The Procession

Jack leads the procession through Hastings Old Town

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6 May

Break in the High Street

The procession pauses to allow groups to perform while Jack greets all his followers

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6 May

The West Hill

The big conclusion of the long weekend, an afternoon of live entertainment overlooking Hastings Old Town

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6 May

Slaying of the Jack

Jack is slain and the spirit of summer released for another year!

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