Ideas take flight in big parade

Handmade Parade masks for the 2015 event, picture by Craig Shaw/blu planet photography
Handmade Parade masks for the 2015 event, picture by Craig Shaw/blu planet photography
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Choose your masks - and head for space!

You’ll see some imaginative and wonderful creations when Hebden Bridge’s Handmade Parade readied for take-off at noon on Sunday.

The theme of this year’s parade is Come Fly With Us! - and that’s just what those taking part in this year’s procession have done with their imagination. Thousands of people are expected to watch the parade which will include aviators in crazy flying machines, space rockets, giant dragon-flies and washing lines of enormous pants blowing in the wind.

The parade, complete with bands Drum Machine, Handmade Samba Band, Skiband and a women’s dance ensemble, will set off at noon 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 until 4pm.

Handmade Parade Artistic Director Andrew Kim, said: “People often tell us the parade is out of this world and this year it really will be with an alien invasion planned for Hebden Bridge.

“We’re so pleased to be able to continue bringing this event to our community and the boost it provides the whole town. Please give generously to the pigeon donation collectors for this and future Handmade Parades.”

Organisers are urging visitors to walk or use public transport and to choose vantage points away from St George’s Square and Bridge Gate. More info at www.handmadeparade.co.uk