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

Stilt Walking Green Man

Every July a giant green man walks the streets of Pilton (Barnstaple) as part of the Pilton Green Man Festival.  The festival is growing every year and more details can be found via the annual events page at the Company of the Green Man website: The pictures of Laurie above show just how much detail goes into the costume, including fresh foliage gathered on the day of the event. Laurence Wedge has been stiltwalking as the green man for over 10 years now, starting in Covent Garden. He has been performing at the Pilton Festival for over 6 years. The giant green man gives blessings with flower petals or leaves. For more information about Stiltskin you can go to

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