Stockton-on-Tees is holding the fantastic Stockton Riverside Festival (SIRF) again this year. For the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to create costumes and structures with the local community for the Carnival Parade that happens on the final Saturday of the festival. It’s always a brilliant spectacle and there is always a different theme. This year we’re looking at Mystical Lands and my section is Shangri-La. My workshops start on Saturday and I’ve been busy drawing illustrations of what the costumes could look like.