Running time: 2 hours

On Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 March, Mish Weaver and the Parade of Horribles team are going to be designing, making and building lots and lots of cardboard boats (or boats as costumes), possibly for use in the Parade of Horribles itself.

They would like to invite you, and anyone who is curious enough to come make themselves a cardboard boat, enjoy a cup of tea, and chat about the idea of us all being in the same storm, but in different boats…

It will be completely informal, lots of fun, and will be no obligation to chat or share if you don’t feel like it.

Feel free to drop by, and stay as long as you like.

All materials will be provided.

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information – please contact [email protected]


Parade of Horribles, the brainchild of Mish Weaver, is an ambitious performance project that plans to tour UK high streets and town centres.

Inspired by a US tradition of parading scary things down the high street to reduce their power. Going from city to town, spending time with community groups in each area to better understand what their lives are like, what they fear and what they hope for – translating some of those encounters into joyful imagery, inspiring wonder, laughter and conversation.

People will happen upon, share, and remember images designed to start conversations. They will have opportunities to suggest, change and feedback on what they see. The Parade finds ways to create empathy between people and rejoice in the vibrancy that difference brings to our lives.