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Jack in the Green

Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green is a boisterous, colourful and exhilarating celebration!

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.

Quick Guide to Events …

Friday 3rd May:
19.00 – Talk by Simon Costin at St Clement’s Church.
20.30 – Folk Session at The Stag Inn.

Saturday 4th May:
12.00 – Morris dancing around the Old Town.
14.00 – Rattlebag Singaround at The Stag Inn.
20.00 – Ceilidh with Brown Boots Boogie Band and caller Ben Moss at White Rock Theatre.

Sunday 5th May:
10.00 – Morris dancers’ service at All Saints Church.
12.00 – Dancing on the Stade and around the Old Town.
13.00 – Headdress workshop at Classroom on the Coast.
16.00 – The Copper Family concert at St Clement’s Church.
16.30 – The Drum Off in Butler’s Gap.
20.00 – The Big Squeeze at The Albion.
19.30 – Jack and Leon Hogsden concert at St Clement’s Church.

Monday 6th May:
Procession times are approximate
07.30 – Morris dancers breakfast at St Clement’s Church. 10.15 – Jack released from The Fishermen’s Museum followed by grand procession around the Old Town. 11.30 – Procession break in the High Street for 45 mins before continuing up to the West Hill.
12.00 – Garry Blakeley and Bear Lucas on the West Hill.
16.00 – Slaying of the Jack.

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