Colne Winter Bloom

Colne Winter Bloom was an absolute joy, thank you so much to everyone involved!

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 Lights Switch On

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.

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 [...]

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!