Oldham Reindeer Parade – 12 Days of Christmas

parade artworks blog

For Santa’s Reindeer Parade in Oldham this year I collaborated with Jacqui Symons to create a rather large Partridge In A Pear Tree or rather SPIN a pear tree in this case.

The carriage consisted of a 2.5m diameter 3m high spherical Pear Tree in welded steel (a treeogesic dome?) decorated with cutout leaves and pears and a graphic style Partridge that was spun by the action of a pedal bike on the front of the carriage. The carriage was ably performed in the parade by Dylan and T-Jay from Dove Stone Youth Rangers and rising BMX star Louis Robinson and the parade was a great success despite the damp weather (and yes there is an Alan hidden in there somewhere!).

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