I heard about these two workshops (completely unconnected) the other day, it’s great to hear the Jack-in-the-Green traditions being kept alive and passed on to the next generation in this way. Many of the Jacks that would have been seen on May Day across London in the later days of the 1800’s would have been made by groups of children from paper and paraded for a few coppers. It was probably children who kept the tradition alive during the period that the Jacks all but died out and their revival in the 1970’s
Jack in the Green: May Day Family Workshop
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses London SE24
Monday 5th May
Learn more about the old English traditions surrounding May Day and Jack in the Green; make a Green Man headdress; and create a mini maypole to support ivy or sweet peas.
For further details go to: http://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/welcome/jack-in-the-green-may-day-activity-5-may/
Jack in the Green at the Museum of London Docklands
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London EC2Y5HN
Saturday 3rd May
11:00-12:30, 13:30-15:00, 15:15-15:45
Decorate our Jack in the Green or make your very own to wear and join in the May Day procession.