The seventh annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade just may have been our best parade yet! Our theme, Endangerous Expedition featuring rare, endangered and extinct animals from 4 ecosystems proved to be a great springboard for the creativity of our community!
Here are some of our favourite photos from our great local photographers Craig Shaw, Ian Hodgson, Darren Fleming, Chris Ratcliffe and new to our community Graham Wynne!
And here is our official video by Darkside Photography!
A great big THANKS to everyone who made it happen:
Artistic Director: Andrew Kim
Event Producer: Hannah Merriman
Lead Artists: Lisa Gort, Andrew Kim, Kerith Ogden, Fran Sierevogel
Outreach Artists: Jude Wadley, Sue Walpole
Volunteer Coordinator: Sue Gallie Hall
Stilt Walking Leader: Travis Downs
Handmade Samba Leader: Mitch Oldham
Production Manager: Kathy Kim
Site and Techincal Manager: Dan Powers
Catering Coordination: Lynnette Crossley
Head Steward: Drew Payne
Handmade Flags: Gil Burns and Kathy Kim
International Guest Artists: Susan Albertsen (Denmark), Helge Jorgensen (Denmark), Alice Barte (Sweden)
Student Placement Artists: Jessica Imrie (LIPA), Maeve Black (LIPA)
Parade Music and Dance by:
- Handmade Samba Band
- Drum Machine
- Todmorden Frame Drum Group
- Northern Lights Street Orchestra
- Todmorden Belly Dance
Participating Outreach Groups: Calderdale Young Carers, Riverside Junior School, Burnley Road Primary School, Doddnaze Community Centre
Volunteers: Andrea Balance, Billie Klinger, Christina Thomas, Dave Nixon, Graham Hall, Helen Coughlan, Helen Lacy, Ian Thomas, Jae Campbell, Jordan, Katie Morag, Katie, Krishna Francis, Louise Heppleston, Lucy Moon, Margaret Berry, Tom Ogden, Jemima Fisher, Neil Davies, Nigel Yorke, Norm’s and Barbara, Rowan Watts, Nath Jackson, Owen, Sam Colclough, Nick Mitchell, Ian Broscomb, Thea Soltau and Sue Gallie Hall
Special Thanks to: Linda Green, Ian Hodgson, Lynnette Crossley, Darren Fleming Photography, Blu Planet Photography, Heb Web, Graham Wynne, Helen Meller, Claire Slattery, Mary Clear, Marco, Gemburrito, Jules China and Tableware, Century Dyeing, Sissel UK, Brisbane Moss and the Blue Peter Crew!
Our Feel the Love supporters: Lee Richardson, Foster, Sue Gallie Hall, Anonymous
The parade was made possible by the support of Arts Council England, Hebden Royd Town Council, Community Foundation for Calderdale and Setbray Properties
Our 2015 Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is penciled in for Sunday, June 14, 2015!