Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary in Doncaster

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An area of Doncaster is set to host its first Handmade Parade this October, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary!

The Halloween Handmade Parade, will take place in Rossington from 2pm, on October 31, when Right Up Our Street bring the spooky spectacular to life.

Katherine Warman, Right Up Our Street, Arts Supporter for Rossington, said; “We are really looking forward to holding this free event in Rossington.

“We’ve commissioned the Handmade Parade team from Hebden Bridge to make lots of fantastic artwork with local people over the next two months.

“The results of the creative community sessions will form the parade and will be accompanied by live music en route.

“The great thing about this is that all of the making sessions and the parade are free to attend.”

Preparations begin on Tuesday 15 September between 6 -8pm at the Ragusa Centre on Radburn Rd when there will be a Yarnstorming session suitable for all abilities.

Crochet artist Cassandra Kilbride will be on hand to help people make crochet creatures and cobwebs to yarnstorm Rossington in the run up to the parade.

This will be followed by weekend creative sessions on September 25 (Miners Welfare), October 10, 11, 17 (Holmescarr Community Centre) and half term activity day on 28 (Miners Welfare). All sessions apart from September 25 which is part of the normal Miners Welfare Family Night, which also runs a disco and hot and cold food, are free.

“We need as many hands as possible to help to make all elements of the parade. From painting things green to creating big puppets, there is a job to suit you.

“We also really need people to be stewards on the day, if you can help out please do get in touch.”

For further details visit Right Up Our Street or to register your interest in being a stewards on October 31 contact Katherine via email on katherine@rightupourstreet.org.uk or call 01302 558065.