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Best Of – Jack In The Green 2012

With the video highlights edited, This Is Hastings is all Jack-ed out for another year – but what an excellent time we have had! We danced at The Drum Off, met a headless mermaid, ate some amazing street eats, witnessed the releasing and the slaying of The Jack (not to mention the mighty procession in

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Day Tripper – Elza & Nellie

Published on May 9, 2012 in Events, Tourism

Hastings is an excellent place to live, but what about to visit? This is Hastings met a wonderful pair of Day Trippers (actually weekenders) from New Zealand! Fresh off the plane, with their sights set on conquering the UK Fashion scene, we met the twins (Elza & Nellie) last Sunday, enthralled by the rhythmic spectacle

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Let’s Eat Local – Best Of Jack In The Green

After previewing a number of the tasty morsels on offer, in the Jack In The Green Survival Guide, This Is Hastings thought it only proper to sample some of the edible gems for ourselves. Perhaps a little bit of bias from a previous burger based encounter swung us in the direction of the Dragon Bar.

 
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Hidden Hastings – Fite The Good Fite

What with everyone (including This Is Hastings) getting distracted with Jack In The Green, it would seem Scrabbleman has struck once again. Many May Day revellers might have already passed by, this seemingly new addition. As it is located at the top of some more steps (a pattern is emerging) en route to the West

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This Is Hastings @ Jack In The Green (Hastings Castle)

Published on May 8, 2012 in Events, Tourism

This Is Hastings thought we’d beat the crowds from the procession and head up to Hastings Castle ahead of time. With our £3 admittance paid, and stamps on wrists. We were free to wander. Unfortunately perching on top of a large hill, by the sea – one is somewhat exposed to the elements – those

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This Is Hastings @ Jack In The Green (Procession)

Published on May 8, 2012 in Events, Tourism

Once The Jack had been released, the Jack In The Green procession was underway! This Is Hastings squeezed into the bulging crowds to catch a glimpse. The streets of the Old Town was a wash of smiling faces (both young and old), as the procession drummed, danced and jangled its way towards its final destination.

 
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This Is Hastings @ Jack In The Green (Releasing Of The Jack)

Published on May 8, 2012 in Events, Tourism

This Is Hastings got up bright and early to meet the Bank Holiday Monday morning for Jack In The Green festivities. After purchasing some headdresses from Shirley Leaf & Petal Co. on the High Street, Rock-a-Nore was the next stop! A large crowd of revelers had already began to gather to witness the leafy release

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This Is Hastings @ The Drum Off

Published on May 6, 2012 in Events, Live Music, Tourism

This Is Hastings was kindly alerted to the start of The Drum Off, as Sambalanco paraded their samba beats down George Street this afternoon. By the time we arrived at Butlers Gap, the event was in full swing. With Section 5 Drummers, Dende and Sambalanco leading the rhythmic charge.

 
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Hidden Hastings – Marina The Mermaid

On our travels down towards Rock-a-Nore this afternoon, This Is Hastings came upon a large, scantily clad, decapitated lady getting touched up … But no need to call the police – as it was just Marina The Mermaid, getting a bit of a spruce for tomorrows Jack In The Green Procession. Only meant as a

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Survival Guide – Jack In The Green

This Is Hastings has been out and about, compiling a list of handy tricks and tips to help you enjoy Jack In The Green to its fullest!

 
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