Monday 28 April 2014
|The Jack-in-the-Green in Deptford|
May Day 2006
The Miller, 96 Snowsfields, London Bridge, London SE1 3SS
Stations: London Bridge & Borough
The first day of May has long been a time of riots, revelry, ribaldry and the Jack-in-the-Green, a dancing leafy green giant once seen all over London and revived in Deptford thirty years ago this year by the Fowlers Troop.
Come hear of London customs and celebrations and protest from Sarah Crofts of the Fowlers Troop, Dave Aylward of Fowlers Troop and Blurt and Neil Transpontine, south London blogger and historian. It will be a night with talks and film that will include chimney-sweep celebrations, possible neo-paganism, anarchists and the story of David Bowie and the Bromley May Queens.
Haunt London will will run regular walks and talks about London history, folklore, thought and lives.