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Call for 2017 Handmade Parade Interns & Trainees

Call for 2017 Handmade Parade Interns & Trainees

Handmade Parade is looking for 4 paid interns and 4 unpaid trainees to come and immerse themselves in our work for 2017! This long-term training/volunteering opportunity spans both our signature events – Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade in June, and Todmorden Lamplighter festival in November, culminating in our 10th anniversary symposium, Parading the North, in early December. This year, to celebrate…
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Job Opportunities with Handmade Parade

Job Opportunities with Handmade Parade

Are you interested in being part of the Handmade Parade team? We have an amazing opportunity for a project manager to join us and help us to deliver our stunning community celebrations in Hebden Bridge. As we start gearing up for our 2017 Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade on Saturday June 25, thanks to a Grants for the Arts award from Arts Council England,…
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2017 Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade Spark Day

2017 Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade Spark Day

Saturday 11 March, 2017 2-4pm at Handmade Parade Workshop Come and help us dream up our 10th annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parde! What themes are on your mind this year? What would you like to see on the streets of Hebden Bridge? What costume have you always wanted to make? Each year, we start the designing process at this Spark…
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2015 Handmade Parade Ready for Launch!

2015 Handmade Parade Ready for Launch!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it an alien space ship over Calder Holmes Park? In fact, it will be all of those things when the 8th annual Handmade Parade flies into Hebden Bridge on Sunday 7th June. This year's theme is Come Fly With Us! and whether you'd like to take to the air in a flying machine, wing it like…
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Colourful ideas wanted for this Summer’s Handmade Parade

Colourful ideas wanted for this Summer’s Handmade Parade

Would you like to see worker ants invading St George’s Square, Bridge Gate awash with crazy inventions or Calder Holmes Park becoming a time travel hub? If so, now’s the chance to make it happen. We are holding a Spark Day on Saturday March 21 from 1.30pm-3.30pm at the parade workshops in Victoria Road. Everyone is welcome and we'd like…
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2nd Lamplighter Festival Dazzles Todmorden!

2nd Lamplighter Festival Dazzles Todmorden!

Wow! What a fantastic night! Thank you everyone who came out to cheer us on! Here are some great photos here by our official photographers: Photos by Graham Wynne Photos by Craig Shaw Here's who make it all happen... Lamplighter Festival, Produced by Handmade Parade CIC Artistic Director Andrew Kim Event Producer Jude Wadley Lead Artists: Kerith Ogden, Fran Sierevogel, Sue Walpole Performances…
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Residency at Eureka! Museum

Residency at Eureka! Museum

Our artists Kerith Ogden and Fran Sierevogel had a great week at making bird masks at the Eureka Museum in Halifax. They had a make and take area Monday through Friday and then set up outside on the grounds on Saturday for the mini Makers Faire. They were joined by a van full of giant bird puppets from the Handmade…
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On a Roll with the Cycle Creatures

On a Roll with the Cycle Creatures

Since their creation for the Fantastical Cycle Parade, our Cycle Creatures have been very busy! They were part of a Sky Ride in Preston, the Manchester Day Parade, a RSPB event, a festival in Burnley, a Yorkshire Festival event in Leeds, Left Coast's Festival of Transport in Fleetwood and coming soon: the Hull Freedom Festival Carnival!
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Handmade Flags is GO!

Handmade Flags is GO!

Our new flag hire business, Handmade Flags, is off to a great start! This summer we've helped bring a little Handmade Parade magic to events such as the Preston Carnival, the Darlington Carnival, the Todmorden Agricultural Show, all of the Handmade Parade event and an upcoming episode of BBC Rocket Island! We have a few more events coming up this festival…
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2014 Hebden Parade Photos and Video

2014 Hebden Parade Photos and Video

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…
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