Sunday, 24 April 2011

May Bank Holiday 2011 - Where to go in East Sussex.


1 - 2 MAY 10AM - 4PM

Artists and Makers will be spending the Bank Holiday weekend displaying there work for sale in the Pavillion suite at the beautiful and historic PowderMills Hotel.

Why not join them and enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea in this stunning location. For those attending Jack in the Green (see below), this is a perfect place to visit before or after the parade.
The PowderMills is a stunning privately owned 18th Century listed Country House Hotel nestling in 150 acres of beautiful parklands, woods and large lakes in Battle, East Sussex

Jack in the Green Festival - Hastings Old Town  
Monday 2 May.

The Jack-in-the-Green festival in Hastings is based on a tradition which started in the 1830s, died out at the start of the 20th century, but was revived in 1979 by a group called Mad Jack's Morris Dancers. It is now an annual event which takes place during the bank holiday weekend at the start of May. On the Saturday and Sunday there are bands and Morris dancers in the pubs and streets and the May Queen is crowned, while the main event is on the Monday (a public holiday in the UK).

In 2011 the main Jack In The Green event is on Monday 2 May.

Jack is a winter form of the traditional character known as the Green Man, who represents the spirit of the forests. He is covered in twigs and leaves, with a crown on his head and a black mask on his face. He leads the procession, which starts in the Old Town of Hastings.

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