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Subject: SEFAN 2011-04-22_01 EVENTS (3 posts) sussex



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1. St. Georges Day in Haywards Heath
2. Horsham Folk Club next two weeks.
3. Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green - Press Release and programme details


The Orchards Shopping Centre in Haywards Heath celebrates St. George's tomorrow starting at 10am with music, song, dance and
a Robin Hood Mummers play.
Our SEFAN Performers are ... Ditchling Morris / Broadwood Morris / Simon and Jo Harmer (step dance) / The Jigalots (music and some barn dancing)
plus others.

And then, of course, in the evening at
Clair Hall -The Jigalots and Fee Lock are waving the last Meltdown Ceilidh off before the summer break.
Starting at earlier time of 7.30 (to accommodate a performance from Plumpton Black Brook Morris of Mumming and Morris at 8.30pm).
Proceeds from the day go to St Perter and St James Hospice and SEFAN.


From: "jbyng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 21 April 2011 16:25:54 GMT+01:00

The Horsham Folk Club programme is available at but the next gigs are listed below.

Sunday 24 April Easter Song & Dance
Put on your best bonnets and join in the fun at Horsham Folk Club. Songs, tunes and poems from members & guests plus dancing to our excellent ceilidh band. Beginners and experts alike are welcome and our experienced callers ensure everyone can work their way through the dances with enjoyment.  Don't worry about the Easter label - anything goes on these nights!!  Admission £2 (members £1). Under 18s free.

Sunday 1 May Open Floor  
Everyone is welcome to perform songs, tunes and readings in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  Some people even come just to listen.  The club has its own bar and plenty of free parking.
Admission £2 (members £1). Under 18s free.


From: "Keith Leech" <bogiekeef_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 21 April 2011 13:51:41 GMT+01:00
To: <bogiekeef_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk>

Press Release

Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green- Could this be the last if May Day Moves?

Following the success of the recent protests at Parliament about moving the May Day Bank holiday this year’s Hastings Jack in the Green will go ahead as usual on Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd with the hope that it will not be the last. We hope that as many people as possible will come to see what could be lost if the bank holiday is scrapped in favour of a holiday in dark damp October.

The festivities start at 10.00 am on Monday May 2nd with a procession with the Jack in the Green, morris dancers, giants and drummers around the picturesque Hastings Old Town starting at the Fisherman’s museum in Rock a Nore Road. Heading up All Saints Street and down High Street where there will be a pause for morris dancing until noon. The procession then moves up Croft Road and along Collier Road to Hastings Castle. In the afternoon there will be displays of dancing until the spirit of summer is ceremonially released at around 3.30 and the leaves of the Jack in the Green are distributed to the crowd.

Leading up to the big day there will be displays of morris dancing and concerts around the town. On Friday night there is a ceilidh with the Catsfield Steamers at St Mary in the Castle. Morris dancing from noon on Saturday at Winkle Island, and another ceilidh in the evening with All Blacked Up from Shropshire.

Sunday is May 1st so there will be dancing by Hastings Castle on the Ladies Parlour at dawn (5,00am!). There will be a church service with morris dancing at St Clements Church in Hastings Old Town at 10.00am and then dancing around the town. The May Queen is crowned in Hastings Castle at 1.30pm. At 4.00 the famous Copper Family of Rottingdean will sing at St Mary in the Castle then in the evening there will be a dance / concert with Les Deurniers Trouveaux from France and Robb Johnson will sing at The Stables Theatre.



Keith Leech
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