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

Archive for Jul, 2010

Exploring the Green Men of Stoke – Kate Lynch Artist in Residence

Saturday 31st July – Saturday 14th August 2010

Kate Lynch will be using her time as Artist in Residence to develop her work which looks at The Green Man. The Green Man can be seen in many forms on some of the town’s buildings. Throughout the residency the public will be introduced to the Green Men of Stoke Town through artwork, maps and sightseeing trails.


Wednesday 4th August all day (10:30 am – 4:30pm)
Create your own Green Man face using a range of locally sourced materials including clay, discarded ceramic lithographs and found wallpapers from around the city.

Other drop-in workshops will take place daily. Please check opening hours available online or at SHOP

To find out more pop in for a cup of tea anytime to:

116 Church Street, Stoke Town. ST4 1BU Next to the Spode Works archway.

More info at

Kate’s fascinating  Blog: A Conversation with the Green Man can be found at:

The Green Man by Richard Hayman

Title The Green Man
Author Richard Hayman
Publisher Shire Publications
ISBN 978-0-74780-784-1

Just a reminder that this excellent book  can still be purchased from via our website which you can find at: Just go to the book shop section where you can buy it directly from at £4.49 (go for the free delivery option too). The link will be on our home page too until August 1st as book of the month. It wont cost you any more than the usual Amazon price by using our link but will generate a few pence from each sale towards The Company of the Green Man to help us keep everything free. In fact if you go via any of the book links from our website to buy your books or other Amazon goodies you can help generate us a few more pennies with no extra cost to you.

Even if you do buy the book via Amazon do go and visit Shire Publications website and sign up for their newsletter. Shire produce and sell a fantastic range of beautifully created books on a wide and eclectic range of rare subjects.

Green Man Walk in West Sussex 25th July 2010

The Goddess Foundation are organising a free green man walk through some ancient woodlands starting from Whiteways Lodge north of Arundel West Sussex on the 25th July 2010. The walk will be very informal and is open to everyone who would like to come along. They suggest bringing  a packed lunch and maybe some food to share around. There is a cafe on site for reasonably priced teas and coffees.

They plan on meeting from 10.30 onwards at Whiteways Lodge with the aim to start the walk at about 11am  probably finishing around 1pm for a picnic. After that as a special bonus there will be the oppurtunity to hunt a green man! Artist Chas Alexander will have hidden one of his pictures in the woods, and the person who finds it gets to keep it. The picture (shown above) appeared in the last issue of pagan dawn.

For more information and a  location map go to

Green Rapunzel and the Green Man

COTGM member Sean Breadin, aka Sedayne, is a professional storyteller, singer of traditional ballads & folk songs and player of diverse & ancient musical instruments. For this years Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering he went again as a Green Man accompanied by Rapunzel. Rapunzel has been singing all her life, with passions encompassing folk, country and classical, holding an impressive CV in all respects. A gifted instrumentalist, she is just as likely to be found singing the ballad of Tam Lin as she is her own compositions or the songs of Laura Nyro. Both went resplendent in green carnival garb. The fantastic mask Sean is wearing is based on a sinister supporter from a Chester Cathedral misericord.  His thinking is that a lot of these sort of GM types could well be depictions of medieval carnival masks, so he thought the best thing to do would be to make one (using such traditional mediaeval materials as Ikea packing cases, organic flour, water & toilet paper) to see how such a thing might work in reality.

For their Green Man processional musicke go to: