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

Annual Events 2020

As almost all of the events planned for May and the early summer have now been cancelled I thought it best to remove the main events list for now. Although incredibly sad it is of course completely understandable.

However a few hardy souls have decided to go solo and will ensure that Jack in the Green will awake on May Morning on his own. I hope to share pictures and details when they do.

There are also plans for some virtual processions and for other events to be postponed until later this year.

Those going virtual include:

The Virtual Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

The Jack in the Green committee still felt it was important to mark the occasion so have come up with a plan. Jack in the Green founder Keith Leech said: “Jack in the Green has been cancelled, but you can still join in with the virtual Jack in the Green on Sunday May 3, when the procession was to have taken place. Decorate your houses with greenery and dress in you best green finery, take photos of yourself and decorations and send them via:

to take part in the virtual parade.”


The Virtual Whitstable Jack in the Green

The Whitstable Jack in the Green will go virtual on this its 44th year. The wonderful Dixie Lee said: “It’s such a shame that we can’t have a procession this year but we have to be sensible and safe, that’s the most important thing.” Dixie’s Daughter Kerry Fletcher is organising the event. Posters of the Jack, featuring specially commissioned artwork by Charlie Evaristo-Boyce, are being produced for local businesses and houses to display in windows along the traditional route. A video of the procession, using archival footage made by Ms Lee’s grandson and filmmaker Josh Alderman, will be streamed on May 1.

Kerry said: “I think this is a fantastic opportunity to bring the community together in these difficult times. “If anyone has any video or photos of Jack that they want to make part of the video, I’d love to have them.”

To raise funds for these activities, the organisers will be selling T-shirts and tote bags featuring Charlie Evaristo-Boyce’s artwork. All the money raised will be donated to Whitstable food banks.

The children’s art competition will still go ahead, which is organised by the Whitstable Lions.

Children will be asked to submit their entries digitally. The organisers ask that anyone who wants to contribute photos or videos should contact Kerry Fletcher via

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