Roll up, roll up for annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

This years theme is Roll up! Roll up!
This years theme is Roll up! Roll up!

A travelling fair will be whirling and waltzing through Hebden Bridge on Sunday (June 24), when the 11th annual Handmade Parade takes place.

Thousands of people from across Yorkshire and beyond are expected to watch the parade when it takes to the streets of Hebden Bridge.

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The parade features giant puppets made by professional artists, colourful costumes and community art made at open workshops by hundreds of participants.

The theme this year is “Roll up! Roll up!” and the parade, complete with bands Drum Machine, Handmade Samba Band, stilters and street theatre, will set off at 11.30am from the

Handmade Parade workshops in Victoria Road and head down Valley Road, through St George’s Square and Bridge Gate to Holme Street and finish in Calder Holmes Park, where there will be a mini-festival with live bands, dancing and food stalls from local vendors until 3.30pm.

Handmade Parade artistic director, Kerith Ogden, said: “This 11th year is really exciting – we’ve picked a crazy theme, have hundreds of participants and have really brought people together.

“It’s going to be fantastic!”

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Hundreds of people have made their costumes for the parade at open workshops run by Handmade Parade’s professional artists. Participants are asked to be at the parade workshops at 10.45am on Sunday for the line-up, with the parade starting at 11.30am.

There will be traffic delays on the A646 Halifax Road between 12pm and 12.45pm.