Handmade Parade creates bold, colourful events through a unique coming-together of professional parade artists and community participation. Since the first annual parade in Hebden Bridge in 2008, Handmade Parade has generated a riot of stunning procession and pageant art, including giant puppets, stilt walkers, a samba band, a parade band, masks, costumes and lanterns.
Founded in 2008 by Andrew Kim, Thingumajig Theatre started as co-producer and has evolved to become a partner when the event became it’s own year-round organisation.
Thingumajig directors Kathy and Andrew Kim have continued to be central as both organisers and artists of all of Handmade Parade’s major events. Some examples of parade art by Thingumajig Theatre for Handmade Parade: