To commemorate the deaths of the famous faces that we lost last year Blueprint100 teamed up with Big Burns Supper and hosted workshops to create elaborate carnival costumes that celebrated “the day of the dead” where they were presented in the annual carnival that paraded through the town centre. These skeletal creations depicted iconic celebrities such as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Victoria Wood, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Prince, Carrie Fisher and Muhammad Ali. These workshops took place from five till eight on Tuesday nights where Blueprint100 members helped to carve out the skeletal bones and heads, carve out jaws and make the intricate hands and backpack harnesses.
These skeletons were then designed to look like the renowned faces of the celebrities we loved and lost in 2016 – it was most definitely the year of the dead. The carnival parade took place on Saturday 22nd January at 5:00pm where members could finally show off their celebrity carnival costumes. Members walked round the town centre in height and style doing the famous skeletons justice.
On Tuesday 24th Dead set took place at the Stove from six till nine, this night of music celebrated the artists we had lost during 2016. These contrasting tributes were performed by our own town’s local bands and artists. Read about the events in full on the blueprint100 blog here