Join In On 13th May

There are lots of ways you, your family, friends and colleagues can get involved and help make this growing community event even better:

  • Publicise the festival as widely as your can, social media links here.
  • Join us: Encourage your family, friends, colleagues and contacts to come along on the day. There’ll be loads to see and do, eat and drink, so why not make a family day out of it? There’ll be at least 36 dance groups performing all over town and many will be inviting people to join in a dance. You could try some Bollywood, join hands in a French circle dance, or bash a stick in a traditional Morris dance.
  • Dress for the occasion: Since flowers and greenery are traditional symbols of this time of year why not dress up and incorporate them into your outfit? You could simply wear something green, or wear flowers in your hair or around your hat. During the day there’ll even be the chance to make your own May garland to wear. Or for those who like a bit of fancy dress you could paint your face and come as a Green Man or Woman. Check our workshops under Pre- Festival Events
  • Wake Jack at 9am on Saturday 13th May at the Tithe Barn – our lively ceremony will “awaken” Jack in the Green so he can bring in the spirit of summer. He’s been asleep a long time so we going to need a lot of people and a lot of noise to wake him up!

Make it a success: Most importantly of all – could you give some of your time to help us? Helpers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join our team. You can help before the event, on the day or both. Roles include event management, running the Welcome tent, general stewarding, dancer liaison, selling programmes, market trader/community hub liaison, dance location stewarding and more.