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Trevor Jones, classical guitarist, teacher, ex-rock singer

Trevor Jones talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his life, music, sport and, in a second article, his ideas about where Britain is heading.

Posted 13:48 Monday, Jun 8, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Jack in the Green Sydenham School

Virtual Jack in the Green proves worldwide success

May Day means Jack in the Green, but in the era of coronavirus the festival had to go virtual. It proved a rip-roaring success, with viewers and participants joining in from around the world, JitG chair of trustees Keith Leech told Nick Terdre. Below HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick describes the novel experience of joining in the fun from his living room. Screenshots by Erica Smith – there are more below Brian’s piece.

Posted 12:50 Sunday, May 10, 2020 In: Festivals Tags: Brian Hick Jack in the Green Keith Leech Nick Terdre

Jack In The Green festival invites town to dress up and celebrate together online for the NHS

“We are very pleased to say that during these difficult times we are looking to bring the town online and together to celebrate our beloved festival, Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green”, announces organiser Keith Leech.

Posted 14:34 Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 In: Festivals Tags: covid-19 Dressing up Isolation Station Hastings Jack in the Green Zoom
Mad Jack's Morris in the Jack in the Green Parade

Free Morris dance workshops in Ore

A couple of free dance workshops (at Ore Community Centre on 9 and 30 September at 8pm) have been brought to the attention of HOT’s Paul Way-Rider by Terry Alexander of Mad Jack’s Morris.

Posted 18:01 Friday, Aug 23, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: Jack in the Green Mad Jack's Morris Morris dancing Ore Community Centre

Hastings Bank Holiday Monday through the eyes of JJ Waller

HOT’s Erica Smith goes all green-eyed over JJ Waller’s photographs.

Posted 23:14 Monday, May 6, 2019 In: One Long Party Tags: 2019 green man Hastings Old Town Jack in the Green JJ Waller morris dancers

Jack in the Green inspired art

Suzanne Kelly, originally from New York, moved to this area after being taken by its strong arts community and the wealth of inspiring land and seascapes. A member of the Zoom Arts 1066 group, she is exhibiting her brightly coloured abstracted landscapes and seascape paintings, inspired by her move to Hastings, St Leonards and the Jack in the Green Festival.

Posted 07:03 Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 In: Arts News Tags: Jack in the Green Suzanne Kelly Thistly Cross Cider Zoom Arts
Photo reproduced with permission Paul Denga


Glashin is a popular folk duo formed by Paul and Jo Dengate who are well known in Hastings and further afield. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talked with them about their backgrounds and influences, the evolution of the folk music scene and their involvement with the Hastings Folk Festival.

Posted 18:23 Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 In: Music & Sound,SOS Tags: Catsfield Steamers Jack in the Green Lunasa Paul Dengate Pentangle Song of the Kelpie


Sean O’ Shea talks with Sian Hayward of Rattlebag, a popular all-female harmony group from Hastings who have been performing a mixture of traditional and contemporary music around the Sussex folk scene since 2005.

Posted 10:33 Friday, Jul 18, 2014 In: SOS Tags: folk singing Jack in the Green Rattlebag singaround Stag Inn
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