Saturday 13th May 2023

Put the date in your diary now!

Our six annual event will have our usual mix of activities and some new ideas for 2023 to improve the event, introduce new venues and engage more local groups.

We’ll start by Waking Jack at the Tithe Barn early in the morning, later Jack & Jill will make their grand entrance into Lamb Yard with the Ganderflankers band, wild beasts and dancers. From 10 til 3 there will be dancing at various locations around the town, live lunch time music in several pubs, buskers playing around town and our two markets. We hope to bring back the children’s fun fair and free all day folk and classical concerts. To close the day we’ll have a huge parade of all performers, a massed dance and the ritual stripping of Jack.

As the event grows we need more people to help organise it and to act as Stewards on the day. Contact us if you like to get involved, even a few hours of your time can help.

We also really want to involve more local groups so please contact us if your organisation has something we can add to the day or as a warm up event in the week before.