The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is an annual celebration of funkiness, the art of the handmade and is a LOT of fun!
The magic happens in three weeks of workshops, open to anyone who wants to make costumes, parade art or help create giant puppets. With a crack team of local professional carnival artists, volunteers, guest artists and some amazing street bands, we create a spectacle where up to a thousand people dance their way down the streets of Hebden Bridge, watched by thousands.
Our artists can come to you! If you’re a community centre or organisation, or a school, our artists would love to work with you at a time and place that suits you. We’ll bring all the materials you’ll need for a couple of hours or a day of fun and new experiences. To set up outreach workshops and find out about cost, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to make your own costumes at home, school (or even work!) and join us on parade day, please remember our two rules: No words or logos. No motorised vehicles.