Meet the team

Andrew Kim artistic director

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Andrew has created parades and pageants for over 25 years with In the Heart of the Beast Theatre (Minneapolis), Bread & Puppet Theater (Vermont), Fremont Summer Solstice (Seattle), Dream Parade (Taiwan), the Liverpool Halloween Lantern Carnival and several site-specific spectacles for LUXe (Ireland). Andrew is the co-director of Thingumajig Theatre which creates and tours puppet plays and giant puppets through the UK, Europe, US and Asia.


Kath McGrath executive director

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Kay King development manager

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Sue Walpole  project manager, lead artist

Sue Walpole

Sue is a freelance artist who works with a range of art forms for various organizations (since 2003) including Artworks Creative Communities, Calderdale Council, Bolton at Home, Action Factory, ATC Hebden Bridge, Walk the Plank and Proper Job Theatre company. Sue is also an Arts in Health Practitioner currently working as Project Manager and Lead Artist for Kawa Creative Ltd in partnership with Creative Minds SWYP NHS.


Kerith Ogden  project manager, lead artist

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Fran Sierevogel lead artist

Fran Sierevogel

Fran has 10 years experience of working with schools and community groups, making artwork and structures for venues, parades and community events. She also designs and creates artwork for outside areas which encourages the imagination and aids natural play in children and their families. She has worked with companies such as Action Factory, Handmade Parade, Heads, BCEP, Garforth Festival, and many individual schools and family centres.


Jude Wadley outreach coordinator

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Jude is a freelance community artist and project and event manager, with a background in art, dance and photography. She helped produce the first two parades and now has responsibility for the parades outreach work, finding and working with a variety of local schools and community groups to create parade art.


Gil Burns Women’s Parade Dance leader

GilGil has been working as a community arts practitioner for over ten years now. Her main art form is dance, and she specialises in work with early years, special needs groups, hard to reach groups, youth and groups of older adults.


Mitch Oldham Handmade Samba Band leader

Mitch Oldham

Mitch has been a professional drummer, percussionist and world music educator for nearly 20 years. Mitch plays drum kit and a wide variety of percussion instruments from Brazil, Cuba, Japan and the Middle East. He has performed, toured and recorded with artists such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, PJ Proby, Wayne Fontana, The Platters, Tony Crane (Merseybeats), Dave Dee, Brian Poole (Tremeloes) and US country and western music legends Billie Jo Spears and Stella Parton.


Maisha Kungu stilt walking leader

MaishaMaisha is a contemporary dancer and physical theatre artist, with a back ground in site-specific work and multidiscipline performance. Improvisation, clowning and audience participation are often integral to her work both as performer and choreographer. Maisha also has 9 years of body art experience, from faces to group events at festivals around the UK. Previous collaborations include Daniel Hernandez’ Psychedelic Kidnap Experience and Chimera for the Bristol Biennial with Alexander Stevenson.


Daisy Lee event manager

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Kate Rogers volunteer and vendor coordinator

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