Bee in the City

Published: 04 July 2018

Up to 30,000 children and young people are unleashing their creativity for Bee in the City, a mass participation public art trail taking place across Manchester from July until September.

Presented by Wild in Art and backed by Manchester City Council, the Bee in the City trail brings 100 super-sized Bee sculptures to the streets in a celebration of the city’s creativity and pioneering spirit. Each Bee is crafted by a different regional artist and is sponsored by a local or national business. Alongside these giant Bees, 115 local schools, nurseries and youth groups are designing and decorating up to 125 smaller Bee sculptures as part of an inspiring Bee in the City Learning Programme.

Bee in the City celebrates the power of creativity to engage children and young people in cross-curricular learning through fun, hands-on and inspirational arts activities. As well as decorating a Bee sculpture, schools and groups are engaging their children and young people in important topics related to the sculpture project, from citizenship, environmental issues and the natural worlds, to health and wellbeing.

We are pleased to be hosting 20 bees at Manchester Cathedral. The bees will be on display from Wednesday 4 July to Sunday 23 September 2018.

Please note: Due to the National Cathedrals Conference taking place at Manchester Cathedral from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 September, it will not be possible to for members of the public to see the bees as the building will be closed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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