Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Celebrating Hebden Bridge’s quirky community and showcasing the town’s unique creativity and landscape, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is a charity promoting artistic talent of all kinds from near and far, culminating in an annual flurry of Festival activities held each June.
Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade
Highlights from Hebden Bridge’s 2016 Handmade Parade
Highlights from Hebden Bridge’s 2014 Handmade Parade
© Photos copyright Lesley Jackson
History of the Handmade Parade
Drawing on a talented team of professional carnival artists, puppeteers, makers, musicians, stilt walkers and performers based around Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Mytholmroyd, Handmade Parade creates parades, festivals and public celebrations.
Their signature event, the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade was started in 2008 by Andrew Kim, a puppeteer who specialises in giant puppets and large-scale community performances.
In 2013 they launched the Lamplighter Festival in Todmorden, a nighttime festival featuring a lantern parade and showcasing some of the excellent street and installation artists based in the Upper Calder Valley.
Photos by Ian Hodgson and Craig Shaw