Manchester Christmas Parade

Thanks Manchester, and well done to all involved in the Christmas Parade. It’s only the [...]

Barnsley Bright Nights

Barnsley Bright Nights has been a huge success! We have been working with lots of [...]

Halifax Christmas Parade

Halifax is on the move! This year's Christmas event changed from a static display to [...]

Dewsbury Town Hall for World Mental Health Day

For World Mental Health Day we set up outside Dewsbury Town Hall with our friends [...]

Paisley Halloween Festival

We had a spooky team up in Scotland week for Paisley Halloween Festival

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RSPB Old Moor Lantern Trail

Spellbound by nature is this years theme to RSPB Wildlights lantern trail.


Preston – Torchlight Procession

Here are some amazing photos from the utterly brilliant Preston Torchlight Procession. I was a [...]

Hebden Bridge – Blackshaw Head Fete

We were at the Blackshaw Head Fete today working with the Many Hands crew to [...]

Cultural bridge with Kapuziner Kreativzentrum in Ravensburg, Germany

Did you know that we’ve been building a cultural bridge with Kapuziner Kreativzentrum in Ravensburg, [...]

Harrogate International Festival

Some great shots here from Harrogate International Festival, we even made ”Picture of the Day” [...]

Hull – Peel Street Festival

We were thrilled to be a part of the gorgeous Peel Street Park Festival celebrates [...]

Holmfirth – Forces of Nature Parade

It was great to be part of the Holmfirth Arts Festival! What a fantastic parade, [...]

Hebden Bridge puppet-making masterclass with Thingumajig Theatre

Our latest puppet-making class at Handmade HQ in Hebden Bridge has been a blast! 12 super [...]

New website, fresh branding, Spring is in the air!

Exciting times! We're delighted to finally share with you our new branding and website. [...]

Colne – Winter Bloom

A spectacular light parade, whimsical window walk, market stalls and performances in Colne. [...]

RSPB Old Moor Lantern Trail

After the sell out success of Ripples Lantern Trail last year, Handmade Parade returned to [...]

Leeds – Light Night

This 13th and 14th October 2022 we joined in the amazing ‘art in the dark’ [...]

Hebden Bridge – Handmade Parade 2022

Handmade Parade’s long-waited return to Hebden Bridge (after a Covid hiatus of three years) was [...]

Knowsley – Kings Queens and Mr Lear Parade

As part of Knowsley’s year as Borough of Culture where ‘Every Town and Village Tells [...]

Halifax – Windows on the World

For a colourful and collaborative project, the people of Calderdale together created artwork for an [...]

Colne – Whimsical Window Walk

The Whimsical Window Walk took place in Colne on Saturday 12th March 2022. Our artists [...]

Todmorden Lamplighter Festival returns

The Todmorden Lamplighter Festival has been sorely missed over the last few years but it [...]

Tameside Winter Celebration – Northern Lights

Thank you to everyone who came to or participated in Northern Lights – Tameside Winter [...]

Hebden Bridge – Handmade Parade 2019

The 2019 annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade had the theme ‘Once upon a time’. The [...]

David Hockney 80th Birthday Puppet Parade

As part of the celebrations to commemorate David Hockney’s 80th birthday, a fabulous bespectacled parade [...]

Hull – The Extraordinary Orchard Park Parade

The Extraordinary Orchard Park Parade and mini parade was the culmination of several months work.


Pangyo – South Korea residency

In 2016 we went global with a month-long residency in South Korea. Handmade Parade artists [...]

Todmorden Fantastical Cycle Parade

In celebration of the Tour de France in Yorkshire, the Fantastical Cycle Parade was a glorious ride [...]

Skipton – Puppet Parade

We taught puppet-making workshops and helped to co-ordinate this puppet parade for the Skipton International [...]

Pre-parade portraits for Handmade Parade

Pre-parade costume portraits taken on the last day of open workshops.


Calderdale – Valley of Lights

In response to the serious flooding in the upper Calder, Valley of Lights was created [...]

Mytholmroyd – Rochdale Canal Fest

A one-day pageant we created in Mytholmroyd as part the Rochdale Canal Festival. [...]

Hebden Bridge – Handmade Parade

Where it all started, the first Handmade Parade! [...]