May 14, 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part, or simply enjoyed our virtual Hastings Jack 2020. We had a blast! And we raised over £3000 for NHS charities!

Jack will be back! See you in 2021 - Friday 30th April - Monday 3rd May!

May 1, 2020

We are delighted to present you with the link to register for Jack in the Green 2020 - The Main Procession.

https://bit.ly/VirtualJack

Below is ALL of the information you need to know including:

*SUNDAY’S 5 HOUR FESTIVAL LINEUP

*HOW THE ZOOM FESTIVAL WORKS

* THE OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

We have space for 700 people to join this, with the 300 remaining spaces taken up by performers and the tech team from Isolation Station Hastings who we’ve partnered with to make this happen.

We first invite those who can to donate to our charity partners - Hastings Supports Our NHS & Friends of the Conquest Hospital - both of whom have done incredible work providing PPE and other items to the incredible NHS staff and volunteers in our town and beyond.

https://bit.ly/JACKNHS

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THE LINEUP

SUNDAY MAY 3

10.15AM - 3.45PM

We are pleased to say that Sunday’s Procession will remain virtually unchanged from this year’s planned schedule, with hundreds of people performing from their homes in Hast...

April 27, 2020

We are very pleased to say that during these difficult times we are looking to bring the town online and together to celebrate our beloved festival, Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green. We are working with local community facebook channel Isolation Station Hastings to run a series of events streamed live on our Facebook page and theirs including a sunrise ceremony at dawn on 1st May and Morris Dancing, drumming and music on Saturday May 2nd with the main procession taking place on Sunday 3rd via Zoom and Facebook.

DRESS UP IN GREEN, DECORATE YOUR HOMES AND JOIN US ON ZOOM!

For the main event on Sunday we are asking the whole town to get dressed up in green as they normally would and join us online on Zoom. Here we will all be able to celebrate together watching footage of previous years’ processions as well as live performances from across Hastings including Morris dancing, drum performances, a ceilidh, live music, the slaying of the Jack and all of the wonderful people and characters...

March 17, 2020

It is with great sadness that Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green has decided that in the current circumstances it would be both impossible and irresponsible to go ahead this year.

This is not a decision we have come to lightly and know that many people will, like us, be devastated. Not only is this for many of us a major high point of our year, it is also vital to kick-starting the local summer economy.

We will be meeting regularly to discuss the situation as advice from the government evolves.

We would like to thank all of our supporters, volunteers and local businesses for their continued support. Please keep safe everyone, look after yourselves.  🌿

February 14, 2020

This year, the food and craft fair will take place on the West Hill on the afternoon Sunday 3rd May, while the procession wends its way through the Old Town.

All enquiries from traders should be directed to Stella at stellalandau@gmail.com

January 22, 2020

🌿Hastings Jack in the Green 2020 will take place Friday 1st-Sunday 3rd May🌿

Due to the moving of the early May Bank Holiday, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE day, Jack in the Green will follow a slightly modified schedule, with the main procession occurring on Friday 3rd May. 

Details are being finalised, but the programme will look something like this. 

Friday 1st May - Dancing at dawn. Some events during the day and evening.

Saturday 2nd May - Morris dancing around the town and a dance extravaganza on The Stade Open Space. Concert with the Copper family in the afternoon.
Saturday evening ceilidh and a concert with Gigspanner.

Sunday 3rd May - Jack in the Green Procession starting at 11:30.
Release of the spirit of summer on the West Hill around 1700.

We hope to see you for a super JITG 2020! 🌿

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