2 November 2015

Get creative with cardboard

If you're keen to take part in this year's Santa Parade but a bit stuck for ideas, the Gore District Youth Council may have the answer.

Youth Councillors are organising a cardboard creation workshop for people to make costumes.

The workshop is being held at the James Cumming Wing on Saturday 21 November from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Events and Promotions Coordinator Emma Carle said the idea was to inject some creative flair into the Santa Parade, with people able to use the workshop as an opportunity to create costumes for themselves or others to wear, or to add something to their float.

"There are heaps of amazing examples online if anyone is unsure about the idea. There’s everything from simple dice with armhole cut-outs to full stormtrooper suits."

The Guest artist for the workshop is Lynda Orr.

Lynda studied art in Dunedin, made a minion costume for last year's Santa Parade, and is responsible for the concept and art design of the SBS St James Theatre's popular Halloween nights.

The workshop received funding from the Creative Communities scheme. Cardboard will be supplied by Pakeke Lions, although the project has already received a donation of corrugated cardboard from Donald Buckley Photographics.

Materials for the workshop will be provided. For more information contact Lynda, phone 027 461 9430.

Places are limited. To register email

Also, time is running out to register a float in this year’s Santa Parade with registrations closing on Friday 20 November.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: