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.
We’ve had to cancel this event for 2020, but are working HARD to make something happen in 2021 – if you can help us do this, please get in touch!
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.