Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Handmade Parade

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.




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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

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. 

Hebdenbridge_handmade_parade201-25Their 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




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