April 13, 2019

Jack in the Green is delighted to welcome Morris Dancers and Giants for a weekend of entertainment. Find out who you can see, and where they've come from with our handy spotter's guide, made by the wonderful Owain Boorman. You can find out mroe about each team and when you can see them on our Instagram and Facebook pages too!

April 13, 2019

It's just three weeks to go until JITG 2019. Are you getting excited?! What better time to reveal our design for this year! Made by Leila Battison. Look out for it on posters and programmes as they start to appear around the Old Town this week. 

December 5, 2018

After many months of drafting and administration, we are delighted to announce that Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green is now a registered charity. Our charity number is 1180939. 

The move to charity status is fantastic news for the future security of our local, traditional, community event. We hope you are all as excited about it as we are!

March 27, 2018

Time to get excited!

We are absolutely delighted to share the logo for this year's Jack in the Green, designed by the wonderful Terry Betson. Isn't it amazing?

Look out for it gracing our posters and programmes around town over the coming weeks!

December 11, 2017

It's that time of year where we're gleefully unwrapping next year's calendars and pinning down those all important dates. So here's the most important, not to be missed, weekend of the year. 

Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green will be taking place between Friday 4th May and Monday 7th May 2018. 

The weekend will contain the usual wonderful assortment of Morris dancing displays, concerts, ceilidhs, and of course the big event on the Monday. We're working hard to pull together some great bands and groups for a weekend of springtime fun. 

There will also be the usual dancing up of the dawn on Tuesday 1st May, a surprisingly magical event guaranteed to truly welcome in the summer. 

To find out how long you have to wait, here's a countdown!

January 24, 2017

We've defrosted the hankies, and dusted down the flower crown. Preparations are underway for this year's Jack in the Green. 

Put the date in your diary, this year's event is taking place from Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May. 


We've got loads of music, dance and song in store for you, as well as the traditional procession on Bank Holiday Monday. Watch this space as we announce our acts, and start to et excited about this year's traditional festival!

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Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green is a registered charity.

Charity number: 1180939

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