The Green Man

Ancient rites, art and festivals combine in the Green Man’s visit to Exeter

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The Green Man

Art, ancient rites and festivals combine in Exeter on Monday, March 21 when the Green Man makes his way into the town to bring in the spring equinox, leave original art work, and give people the chance to win tickets to events at the Exeter Phoenix.

The Green Man-spotting event, which will take place between 5.30am and noon on Monday, March 21, ties in with the community radio station in Exeter, Phonic FM, and the city’s music festival, Vibraphonic.

The Green Man’s journey will be followed closely by DJ Sketch and Dr Site during a radio special on Exeter’s favourite community station phonic.fm. Studio guests will provide expert knowledge and discussion about the Green Man’s history and appearances across the centuries. Listeners can also join in the chase by phoning or emailing the station to report sightings of the Green Man throughout the morning.

Dr Site told ArtsCulture: “The stonemasons who built Exeter Cathedral were very familiar with the Green Man. There are more images of the old fella carved into the Cathedral than
there are of superstar saints. Green Man seems to know this place very well.

“These are vernal times. March 21 will once again become a significant date on the city calendar. If the Green Man gets a good welcome he may become a hardy annual visitor.”

See the story on the People’s Republic of South Devon for more information.





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