Design and create incredible GIANT light structures, develop your artistic skills, and add WOW factor to the parade.
Led by Handmade Parade and produced by Global Grooves, we invite established and emerging artists to embrace this opportunity to learn new skills, apply your skills differently and collaborate with others to create something unique and exciting. We’ll be working with Carnival structure and lighting specialists to explore new techniques and stretch artistic boundaries.
This is a chance to indulge your ideas, work with your inspiration, or if you’re new to this then follow a structured workshop programme. It will be a great week for the community to come together and spend as much or as little time as you like in our professional studio.
Come to every session or join us when you can.
Where? The Vale, off Micklehurst Road, Mossley, OL5 9JL
When? 7 day Masterclass | 22nd October – 28th October | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Book your place here
About Handmade Parade
We are excited to announce that leading on this years ‘Giant Making’ masterclass is the Incredible Hand Made Parade! Handmade Parade brings artists into communities to create parades, festivals and stunning celebrations. They have a fantastic talented and generous team of professional Carnival artists, puppeteers, makers, musicians, stilt walkers and performers ready to help turn your parade dreams into reality. You can read more about their incredible work here.
About The Lead Artist
Kerith Ogden has been one of Handmade Parade’s lead artists since 2008. She has worked around the UK and in Europe at many festivals, large-scale outdoor community events, shows and parades for the last 15 years. She has worked as artist and maker, and in design and production with companies including Hand Made Parade, Action Factory Community Arts, Proper Job Theatre and the Beltane Fire Society. We are delighted to be able to invite her to our carnival studio at to lead on this masterclass week.
About Global Grooves
Global Grooves is an artist-led Carnival arts organisation based in Mossley. They bring together the very best culturally diverse artists from around the world to create stunning carnival presentations, develop next generation artists, incubate companies, stimulate innovation in the sector and inspire diverse communities to participate in Carnival, both across UK and internationally. Global Grooves are funding and producing this year’s parade and workshop element for Mossley Light Festival. You can read more about Global Grooves here.
Photography credits for thumbnail photograph leading to this page. Lantern by Handmade Parade, photo by Graham Wynne