Royal IW County Show

A new and unusual setting for us to perform. A short dance set at the Royal IW County Show, Cowes, had our pigs, sheep and chickens performing side by side with the real creatures.

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EPIC Entrance for Strongbow

Shademakers joined Area 51 and Batala to create an Epic Entrance for Strongbow winners going to the Isle of Wight Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPMH1W0xKrM An afternoon of filming at Sandown Airport was followed by a parade at the IW Festival on Friday 9th June.

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Hullabaloo

Our first Hullabaloo went well, with unexpected crowds of up to 5000 people. Musicians, dancers, carnival performers and artists worked alongside charities, businesses and community groups to put on a free day of events and activities for local people. The Soap Box Challenge was particularly popular. There were 6 entries in all, doing two runs […]

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Tea Station Project

The Tea Station is a community project funded by the Big Lottery that aims to bring people together in the grounds of our workshop in Wroxall. Cyclists and walkers are encouraged to pop in for a cup of tea and a rest; information boards and leaflets are there to share information; workshops, talks and creative tea […]

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St Patrick’s Festival, Armagh

Paul & Sharon have just returned from Armagh, Northern Ireland, where they worked with the Armagh City  & District Council and local people to produce these Irish wolfhounds and perform in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. LAST POST Nice Carnival NEXT POST Tea Station Project RELATED POSTS Nice Carnival In the papers Paws & Claws Walk

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Nice Carnival 2016

Shademakers were invited by the Nice Tourism Board to take part in this year’s carnival celebrations on the Cote d’Azur. 18 of us spent the week in Nice, taking part in five parades with the Equida horse costumes. On our first night, we watched their first LGBT parade and got a feel for how the […]

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Newsletter

There has been a pause in updating our website, so please see our newsletter for an idea of what Shademakers have been doing for the last few months.

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Denim Doodle Gang

The Denim Doodle Gang have been busy prototyping our squares for the communal picnic blanket for theFlying Lunch. Come and join us for a workshop on: Thursday 30th April 2015 Come any time between 1pm-6pm No skill required. Just turn up, have a cup of tea and make your mark on a square of denim. Make […]

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Silver Jubilee Celebration & Launch Event

Shademakers has a 25 year history, but this year we are also launching our new workshop in Wroxall and inviting members of the public in to see what we are doing. We will be open throughout the afternoon of May 9th. Refreshments will be available. You will have the chance to try on costumes, see our […]

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