All Things Green Man & The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green

Archive for Apr, 2022

Annual Events 2022 Update 30/04/22

It’s nearly here and I am very pleased to say that the list of confirmed events that feature The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green or The Green Man throughout the UK is looking extremely full!

The list is HERE and I will be updating it regularly. You will find links to each events own websites or Facebook pages on our annual events page so that you can check details on times and locations.

Confirmed events so far are:

April 29th -May 1st
Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green – Friday 29th April – Monday 2nd May
Highworth May Market and Jack in the Green – Saturday 30th April
Guildford Summerpole and Jack in the Green – Saturday 30th April
Bovey Tracey Green Man Festival and Jack in the Green Saturday 30th April
Ilfracombe Jack in the Green – Sunday May 1st
Hammersmith Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Bluebell Hill (Rochester Sweeps) Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May (and at the sweeps festival)
Fowler’s Troop (Deptford) Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Oxford Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Boss Morris Morris Jacky-in-the-Green – Sunday 1st May (will be seeing dawn in at Butser Ancient Farm)
Winchcombe Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Evercreech Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Oak House Museum Green Man Day – Sunday 1st May
Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare Morris) Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May

May 2nd Monday
Whitstable Jack in the Green – Monday 2nd May
Clun Green Man Festival – Monday 2nd May

May 7th Saturday
Bristol Jack in the Green – Saturday 7th May
Knutsford May Day – Saturday 7th May

May 14th Saturday
Bradford on Avon Jack in the Green – The Green Man festival is now back on! – Saturday 14th May

Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green – Saturday 14th May

May 30th Monday
Castleton Garland Day – Monday 30th May

July
Pilton Green Man Festival – Saturday 16th July



The Islington Milk Maid’s Garland will not be out on May Day this year but will be attending Hastings JITG

Please do get in touch if you are an organiser or follower of a particular event and can confirm that it is going ahead and I will ensure that I promote your event within these pages.

A brand new knee limits my travel plans this year so please, please do send me photographs of as many Jacks as possible.

If you are new to these pages and are wondering just what on earth a Jack in the Green is then your whistle stop tour of the history of the Traditional Jack in the Green can be found right HERE.
And everything that you need to know about the modern revived Jacks can be found HERE


Help out a Green Man

Can anyone with Hastings knowledge help out David please? He’s the Lions Part Green Man – a true Green Man and friend of The Company of the Green Man. I’ll pass on any messages that come via this blog.

‘Please can anyone help us out, I am coming to Hastings for the JITG festival, with a couple of mummer’s to help. I could do with somewhere near the old town to park a small van and get changed into costume. We have left it to late to book accommodation so will be coming down in the morning, arrive, get into costume and get to the meeting point for 9am. If any one can offer 3 beds for the Sunday we could come down then. It’s a big ask I know’

David Risley


Annual Events 2022 Update 23/04/22

I am very pleased to say that the list of confirmed events that feature The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green or The Green Man throughout the UK this late April and all of May is looking extremely full!

The list is HERE and I will be updating it regularly. You will find links to each events own websites or Facebook pages on our annual events page so that you can check details on times and locations.

Confirmed events so far are:

April 29th -May 1st
Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green – Friday 29th April – Monday 2nd May
Highworth May Market and Jack in the Green – Saturday 30th April
Guildford Summerpole and Jack in the Green – Saturday 30th April
Bovey Tracey Green Man Festival and Jack in the Green Saturday 30th April
Ilfracombe Jack in the Green – Sunday May 1st
Hammersmith Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Bluebell Hill (Rochester Sweeps) Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May (and at the sweeps festival)
Fowler’s Troop (Deptford) Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Oxford Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Winchcombe Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Evercreech Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Oak House Museum Green Man Day – Sunday 1st May

May 2nd Monday
Whitstable Jack in the Green – Monday 2nd May
Clun Green Man Festival – Monday 2nd May

May 7th Saturday
Bristol Jack in the Green – Saturday 7th May
Knutsford May Day – Saturday 7th May

May 14th Saturday
Bradford on Avon Jack in the Green – Green Man festival cancelled but Jack will be out – Saturday 14th May

Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green – Saturday 14th May

May 30th Monday
Castleton Garland Day – Monday 30th May

July
Pilton Green Man Festival – Saturday 16th July



The Islington Milk Maid’s Garland will not be out on May Day this year but will be attending Hastings JITG

Please do get in touch if you are an organiser or follower of a particular event and can confirm that it is going ahead and I will ensure that I promote your event within these pages.

A brand new knee limits my travel plans this year so please, please do send me photographs of as many Jacks as possible.

If you are new to these pages and are wondering just what on earth a Jack in the Green is then your whistle stop tour of the history of the Traditional Jack in the Green can be found right HERE.
And everything that you need to know about the modern revived Jacks can be found HERE


Annual Events 2022 Update – Jack’s Back!

The list of confirmed events that feature The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green or The Green Man throughout the UK this late April and all of May and beyond is growing day by day!

The list is HERE and I will be updating it regularly. Confirmations of events are beginning to come in thick and fast and it looks like things will get back to something like normal after the events of the last two years. You will find links to each events own websites or Facebook pages on our annual events page so that you can check details on times and locations.

Confirmed events so far are:

Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green – Friday 29th April – Monday 2nd May
Bluebell Hill (Rochester Sweeps) Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May (and at the sweeps festival)
Fowler’s Troop (Deptford) Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Oxford Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Bristol Jack in the Green – Saturday 7th May
Winchcombe Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May
Knutsford May Day – Saturday 7th May
Evercreech Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May

Highworth May Market and Jack in the Green – Saturday 30th April
Whitstable Jack in the Green – Monday 2nd May

Ilfracombe Jack in the Green – Sunday May 1st
Clun Green Man Festival – Monday 2nd May
Bradford on Avon Jack in the Green – Green Man festival cancelled but Jack will be out – Saturday 14th May

Guildford Summerpole and Jack in the Green – Saturday 30th April
Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green – Saturday 14th May
Castleton Garland Day – Monday 30th May
Pilton Green Man Festival – Saturday 16th July

Oak House Museum Green Man Day – Sunday 1st May
Bovey Tracey Green Man Festival and Jack in the Green Saturday 30th April
Hammersmith Jack in the Green – Sunday 1st May (Technically still TBC but pretty likely unless Daleks invade or Ragnarok occurs) 
The Islington Milk Maid’s Garland will not be out on May Day this year but will be attending Hastings JITG

Please do get in touch if you are an organiser or follower of a particular event and can confirm that it is going ahead and I will ensure that I promote your event within these pages.

A brand new knee limits my travel plans this year so please, please do send me photographs of as many Jacks as possible.

If you are new to these pages and are wondering just what on earth a Jack in the Green is then your whistle stop tour of the history of the Traditional Jack in the Green can be found right HERE.
And everything that you need to know about the modern revived Jacks can be found HERE