Thursday, 3 August 2017
For this years Manchester Day I was the artist working with the Malayalee group from Kerala, India. I designed and produced a giant Theyyam, a ritual form of worship with a character that walks on, and holds fire. I was also paired with some Carnival Artists- Gringo, Jackson, Alice and Stephanye from Rio, who made the costumes and gold flame like fabrics for the boys walking in front of the Theyyam. They also worked with me finishing off the large Theyyam. Walk the Planks pyro team rigged the gas for the flame held by the Theyyam, and lots of spectacular red smoke during the parade. Other artists that worked on this with me include Julian, Chris, Holly & Rowan.