Handmade Parade and Workshops

The 12th annual Handmade Parade will be held in Hebden Bridge on Sunday 30 June and this year’s theme is ‘Once upon a time’, with elements of European folklore, myth, ritual and design. The Parade this year will bring fantastical creatures and imaginary worlds to the streets of Hebden Bridge – so come along to our open workshops to create a parade costume and be a part of this very special community event.

Dates for open workshops in June are as follows:

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16       10am–12 noon and 2–4pm
Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20     4–6pm
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23       10am–12 noon and 2–4pm
Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27      4–6pm and 7–9pm (later session adults only)

No experience is necessary but under 14s need to be accompanied by an adult. Entry is by a suggested donation of £5 per person for the first session and £1 per person for further visits.

Sunday 30 June at 11.30am followed by a Picnic in the Park 12.30–3.30pm

If you would like to help out come and volunteer with us – it’s a lot of fun and a great way to contribute to the community – please email volunteer@handmadeparade.co.uk for more information.  There a lots of things to help with either on the day or in advance, if you’re creative why not come and help the artists with the big makes or help with face painting on parade day.  If your more of an organiser you can help with meet and greet at workshops, stewarding on parade day.  If you shy away from the limelight there are all sorts of things that you can help with – sewing, basic carpentry, pushing the giant fantastical creations on the day, helping out at the park and many many more.

This year’s Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is supported by Arts Council England, Hebden Royd Town Council, Calderdale Council and Community Foundation for Calderdale.

For more information about this year’s parade please go to: www.handmadeparade.co.uk/hebden-bridge-parade  or our Facebook page

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