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June, 2016


Handmade Parade 'Creature Carnival'
Free entry
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Type:ArtFamilyFree EventOutdoors

Event Details

Following a very successful meeting at Hope Bank Works on Tuesday 12th, we now have plans firmly in place for this year’s Handmade Parade ‘Creature Carnival’, which takes place as part of this year’s Festival on Saturday 18 June! Click here for the Facebook event!


What will it involve?

The starting point of our parade is a tribute to Fenella, the ex-circus tiger who lived in Holmfirth from 1939 to 1950. The wild creature-themed parade will therefore feature Fenella as one of the giant floats or puppets.

Joining the parade will be costumed local participants, some large parade images, and some existing artwork which will come from the Handmade Parade workshop. Handmade Parade will run a series of art and costume workshops in the 3 weeks leading up to the parade.


How can I get involved?

The workshops will take place at Hope Bank Works, on the following dates and times:

Sunday 5 June, 1400-1700
Friday 10 June, 1600-1830
Sunday 12 June, 1400-1700
Thursday 16 June, 1600-1830


Darren Fleming Collage blog


Now that we have a team of artists in place, we’re dedicated to finding groups, individuals, families, bands, dancers and performers in the Holmfirth area that would be interested in joining us. So, in short, that could very well be you!

So long as you can promise to organise yourselves to be in the parade, we can provide support and guidance along the way to ensure that everybody is as happy as possible!

Volunteer opportunities

We hope to attract a crew of local volunteers, in order to assist with the workshops and also creation of the bigger parade artworks outside of workshop hours. If you know of anybody that might be interested, please ask them to contact us on or directly through our page!

Where will the parade take place?

The parade will begin at 3pm on Saturday 18 June. We’re looking to start on Lower Mill Road, outside the Elephant & Castle, before heading through town (Town Gate A635, Station Road) and down Bridge Lane, before entering the sand recreation area via the cricket pitch.


Yorkshire Festival 2016


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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