TAMESIDE WINTER CARNIVAL

Saturday 19th November 2022 
Ashton-Under-Lyne Town Centre 
Parade will start at 5.30pm
Event closes at 6.30pm
 
 

Cabasa are producing the Tameside Winter Carnival parade this year. A community procession bringing light to Tameside this winter

With: giant puppets, live music, dance, lanterns, and a spectacular lead figure. 
 
The parade will meander through the streets of Ashton-Under-Lyne.

When light and water meet, magic emerges 
 
The Spirit of the North has been summoned this winter…A bringer of light and hope into the hearts and minds of our community.

As the rain
falls
And we bring light
The spirits will come out to play

 
Will you bring your light this winter to summon the Spirit of the North?

  • THE SPIRITS


THE SPIRIT OF THE NORTH
 Mother
of the spirits. A bringer of hope. A beacon in the darkness.
 
 
THE LIGHT SPIRIT
 Golden, sparkling, bringer of warmth and light. 

THE WATER SPIRIT
 Free flowing, transformational, bringer of life.  

THE RAINBOW SPIRIT
 Combiner of the elements and bringer of joy.


More to be revealed soon…

We’re working with the following Tameside-based organisations to tell their stories on The Spirit Of The North lead figure:

– Age UK
The Anthony Seddon Fund
Khush Amdid
The Townhouse (Stronger Together Tameside)

Our partners Mossley Writers will be working with these organisations to tell their stories based on our theme of light and hope. We will then take their ideas and stories to inspire our designs, which will then be turned into hand painted fabrics to be part of our main figurehead reflecting ideas, feelings, and cultures of the local area.  

LIVE PROGRESS

HELP US MAKE THE SPIRIT OF THE NORTH

Wow, what an amazing week it’s been in the studio. We’ve been busy creating beautiful pieces of silk which will flow off ‘The Spirit Of The North’ at the head of the parade, we’ve been working with the community groups we got inspiration from to batik and paint their stories onto the fabric, as well as lots of wonderful volunteers. Thank you so much if you have come into the studio to help already.



We would love your help for us to finish making for this beautiful production. We’ve also extended our opening hours as there’s lots more finishing off to do.



There’s a job for everyone from: hand sewing, painting fabric, wrapping, embellishing costumes with sparkles, installing lights into costumes and more! Our lovely team of artists will show you what to do.



We especially need volunteers this weekend:

We will be working to complete these wonderful pieces over 3 weeks in November. Dates below:

Monday 31st October – Thursday 17th November
10am – 6pm


These will take place at: The Vale, Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley, OL5 9JL. 

 

No experience needed.  Travel expenses available.

 

Please fill in this short form below if you’ve never volunteered with us before and let us know any dates you can make:

SPIRIT OF THE NORTH VOLUNTEER FORM


FAMILY LANTERN MAKING



There will be a series of lantern making workshops in Tameside, working with our friends Handmade Parade to create the community lanterns and be a part of the parade. These lanterns will be walking with each spirit, illuminating our parade.

*Please checkout In Tameside below for details of these workshops organised by Tameside Council*