The Hebden Bridge summer festival Handmade Parade is an annual celebration of funkiness, the art of the handmade and is just sheer fun! The magic happens in three weeks of workshops, open to anyone who wants to make costumes, carriable art or help to create giant puppets. With an ace team of local professional carnival artists, volunteers, guest artists and some killer street bands, we create just the occasion for up to 1000 people to dance down the streets of Hebden Bridge. In the darker months, the Handmade Parade team take over the streets of Todmorden for the annual Lamplighter festival.
The Handmade Parade team, artists and creations can also be found at community arts events and parades across the north of England.
Emergency Exit Arts
EEA creates unforgettable events and participatory experineces using visual performance, processions, puppetry and pyrotechnics.
The company has a national and international reputation for excellent site specific and touring work, community and cultural celebrations and interactive performances in public spaces
Hannelora Johansson is a sculptor, blacksmith and outdoor events artist working with metal. Inspiration comes primarily form nature, organic forms and the beauty and character of materials illustrated through fire.
Hannelora started welding in 2002, constructing scupltures from scrap metal. After studying blacksmithing and metalwork at Hereford College, she now creates sculptural forms using repousse alongside contemporary and traditional blacksmithing techniques.
Hannelora produces work for Walk the Plank, as well as commissions and stand alone pieces for outdoor events and venues. She is the lead artist and creator of our dragon...