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“Thank You” to our Hedfest knitters!

Yarn bombed tree-001HEDFEST, on the day of the Carnival Parade, Saturday 13th August 2016, will see Hedon town centre ‘dressed’ for the occasion! Our already beautiful town will become pretty in pink… and, blue, red, green, orange and every other colour!

The centre of town will be given a woolly and wonderful makeover as street furniture is decorated with wool bunting and items of knitting supplied by a team of volunteer knitters!

Woolly decorated noticeboard

Woolly decorated noticeboard

With only a few short weeks to Hedfest, Camille the manager of Yorkshire Mobility, the shop on New Road which is kindly acting as the collection point for those with knitted items, is keen to give thanks to four knitters in particular who have donated bag loads of knitting. So this is a big ‘THANK YOU’ from Camille and all at Hedfest to Mavis Lane, Audrey Nelthorpe, Audrey Windsor and Helen Porter. You are our Woolly Wonders!

The four mentioned and, of course, all those others that have spent hours knitting, crocheting, and sewing for Hedfest will be rightly proud when they see just how marvellous and wonderfully woolly our town looks for the occasion of the Carnival Parade on Saturday 13 August 2016.

There’s still time for more knitted items to be donated – there’s no pattern to follow, just knit triangles, squares, rectangles, and pom-poms – of all sizes and colours – so basically you can use your scraps of left-over wool and your imagination! The pieces can either be put together as bunting or left as individual pieces.

Drop off your knitted items with Camille at the Yorkshire Mobility shop.

camille yorkshire mobility shop-001

Largest choice of Mobility Products and Daily Living Aids. 22 New Road, Hedon, HU12 8EN

Come to the Carnival! #HedFest16

Colourful carnivalCARNIVAL atmosphere ‘Rio de Janeiro style’ returns to Hedon during the Hedon Festival on SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2016.

The carnival parade last year filled the streets of Hedon with colour, music and dancing as it snaked through the town centre streets. Hundreds took part in the carnival all dressed up to have fun, whilst perhaps thousands of people watched as spectators.

Flags and bannersThe appeal is now being made for people and groups to join this year’s parade. So whether you are part of an organised group – or just a group of carnival-loving friends – we want your involvement in the carnival.

This year, to whet those creative appetites, there is a theme to the carnival parade: Hedon – The Past, Present and Future of the place… so there’s time to get those thinking caps on and dream up your costumes and outfits to fit the theme.

Not got costumes or time to make them? There’ll be workshops held in Hedon on the morning of the carnival between 10am and 11am to make props and items for the parade.

The carnival parade will assemble at Market Hill/Ivy Lane, Hedon at 12 noon ready for ‘lift-off’ at 2pm.

You can just turn up on the day and take part – but it would be really useful if those groups taking part could complete the following:

Carnival Parade

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