In 2012, the upper Calder Valley suffered serious floods which had a severe impact on many homes and businesses. Handmade Parade was commissioned by Calderdale Council through Totally Locally to create events in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd to help boost spirits and the local economy. Handmade Parade offered free lantern-making workshops in each town and organised local artists to create lantern parades, illuminated sculptures, night-time street performance and a fire finale in all three towns.
Street Bands: Northern Lights Street Orchestra, Handmade Samba, Skiband, Boneshakers
Fire art by FlameOz, The Fire Man Dave, Walk the Plank
Inflatable art by Spacecadets
Photos by Photos by Craig Shaw, Ian Hodgson, Darren Fleming, Mark Loudon
Location: Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd
Date: 29th November-1st December 2012
Spectacle and parade: Spectacle and Parade by Handmade Parade.
Produced: by Totally Locally
Funded by: Calderdale Council and Community Foundation for Calderdale