Endangered animals on show at this year’s Handmade Parade

Preparations are continuing for Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade
Preparations are continuing for Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade
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Endangered animals will be out in force at this year’s Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade.

Workshops will be held in the lead up to the parade, which will be lining the streets on June 8.

The weekly open workshops will start on May 17 and will give people the chance to get creative and make their own endangered animal.

They will run from 10.00-12.00pm and 2.00-4.00pm.

This year’s theme is endangered and extinct animals in four environments: polar, ocean, desert/savannah and jungle.

Each section of the Endangerous Expedition will be displayed with a giant animal and a child explorer.

There will be a variety of endangered animals on show, such as giant turtles, a polar bear and extinct creatures that will be brought back to life for that day.

The internationally renowned parade has attracted guest artists from all around the world.

Guests artists include mask-maker Susan Albertsen from Denmark, journalist and photographer Helge Jorgensen from Denmark and professional clown and theatre artist Alice Barte from Sweden.

Andrew Kim, artistic director of Handmade Parade, said: “After the tremendous input from our visiting artists from the US and Ireland last year, we are thrilled to keep extending our international family.

“We have artists and organisers from Denmark and Sweden joining our artistic team.”