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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Parade workshops start this weekend!

Fancy lazing on the beach, swimming with sharks or creating a ship of hopes and dreams? If so, then get down to the Handmade Parade open workshops which begin this Saturday (3rd).

And if you’d like to learn to stilt, samba drum, street dance or join the street theatre ensemble in the parade, there are special parade classes for each this year too.

The 10th annual Handmade Parade sails into Hebden Bridge on Sunday June 25th and this year’s theme is Sea of Dreams!

Handmade Parade

Photos: HebWeb

Sea of Dreams

Artistic Director of Handmade Parade, Andrew Kim says, “The 2017 ‘Sea of Dreams’ parade uses a nautical theme to explore the nightmares that divide us and our dreams for a new future. The emphasis is on fun and in enjoying the ridiculous. International, artists from Greece bring their advanced stilt and street theatre pizazz to Hebden Bridge”.

Over 1000 participants

With over a thousand people expected to take part in this year’s parade, organisers are urging families to be early birds to beat the crowds.

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade 2014 - photo:HebWeb

Workshop times

Open workshops for people to create their parade costumes with the help of professional artists from Handmade Parade will begin this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm and continue for the following two weekends. Further workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 with a special additional late workshop from 7-9 on the Tuesday and Thursday of the last week.

No experience is necessary but under 14s need to be accompanied by an adult. Entry is by a suggested donation of £5 per person for the first session and £1 per person for further visits.

If you would like to learn a parade skill at the parade classes you can find out more at this web page. No previous skills required. To sign up please email suzy@handmadeparade.co.uk.

Sunday 25 June at noon followed by a Picnic in the Park 1-4pm

Handmade Parade - more photos from HebWeb

See also:

HebWeb News: Handmade Parade Help You Make Giant Puppets (17 April)

HebWeb News: Handmade Parade Spark Day: Ideas Welcome (27 Feb)

Previous coverage of the Handmade Parade on the HebWeb

Handmade Parade website