One of many events cancelled this year was Hebden Bridge’s quirky, colourful street parade, Handmade Parade, named because the participants make the puppets, costumes and parade art over three weeks of workshops. I hope my pictures give some of the flavour of a special day.
When the parade had gone through the town, the performers and their audience gathered in a field set aside for music, dancing and feasting. I’m licking my lips remembering our tasty, healthy, great value plates of food. I ate mine too fast to think of a photo, but here’s the artisan bread that was served. The grey bread had charcoal in it.
For more about the event, including plans to create a collaborative film with families, communities or creative singletons, check out the Handmade Parade website. The projects page has a way to register your interest in appearing in the film, the home page has a video of the event, and there are downloadable instructions for simple bird puppets, sea creature hats and kites on the things to make and do page.
Shared for Under The Sun in celebration of a wonderfully sunny, community day in Hebden Bridge, 2019.