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

Annual Events 2020

 

Listed HERE are all known annual events for 2020 that feature The traditional Jack-in-the-Green or The Green Man throughout the UK. This list will be regularly updated.

I would be extremely grateful if anyone who attends any of these events would send us pictures, videos or written accounts for the archive. If anyone knows of any events that are not listed here or if there are any corrections/amendments required please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you are new to these pages and are wondering just what on earth a Jack in the Green is then your whistle stop tour of the history of the Traditional Jack in the Green can be found right HERE.

3 responses

  1. L A Rhodes

    Hi there,

    The Oak House Green Man in West Bromwich is on the 4th May this year. Details tbc.

    Kind regards,

    Lesley

    On Sun, 19 Jan 2020, 08:02 The Company of the Green Man, wrote:

    > Chris Walton posted: ” Listed HERE are all known annual events for 2020 > that feature The traditional Jack-in-the-Green or The Green Man throughout > the UK. This list will be regularly updated. I would be extremely grateful > if anyone who attends any of these events w” >

    Jan 19, 2020 at 10:48 am

  2. Thanks Lesley, have just updated our listing. Any possibility of some photos from last years event for our newsletter please?

    Jan 19, 2020 at 10:53 am

  3. This is for the history of JITG. I can’t find the page!

    Hi. Roy Judges work suggested that the jack in the green was a tradition that developed from the earlier tradition of the milkmaids may garland. The Esperance garland was based on the old pictures of the milkmaids may garland. it was researched and designed by dave lobb of GOG but the tradition was carried by Eserence dancers. When the esps garland went out, they were still in their brown shirts and skirts, floral apron and boaters representing the street girls of Islington. When they changed their Kit they wore smocks with brown trousers which represented the smocks the milkmaids would have used. Each dancer made their own and decorated them with the embroidery motifs of milking and milkmaids ( or failing that some kind of traditional motif. ) The “earlier hammersmith ” Jack was made by Mike Mullen, who was a member of Gog and also hammersmith morris and may have been creative on his own.

    Jan 19, 2020 at 6:46 pm

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