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Manchester Bee in the City Art Exhbition

Manchester’s rich cultural history is on display throughout the streets of the city. Up until 23 September 2018, the city is displaying 100 super-sized, unique honey bee sculptures as part of their Bee in the City exhibition.

If you download the app, you can follow the bees as they wind their way through Manchester.  The app allows you to collect bees, win rewards, share photos and post selfies onto big screens around the city.

Visitors are encouraged to see new places, learn more about Manchester, and enjoy some wonderful art.

Manchester bee on a bin

The honey bee is Manchester’s emblem, representing energy, work ethic and a sense of community. It has been part of the city’s legacy for over 150 years. Anyone who visits Manchester will see the bee featured in day-to-day to life.

Hong Kong has been the host of similar outdoor arts events. Earlier this year the temporary Harbour Arts Sculpture Park featured the likes of Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley. And who can forget the floating duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman back in 2013?

However, Manchester’s event is designed to celebrate the city’s local, creative talent and artistic expression. There is even a “Bee in the City” Learning Programme, featuring 130 mini-bees that have been designed by Manchester’s school children.

Matthew Jay, Managing Partner of Alliance Investments, said “Bee in the City exhibition highlights Manchester’s pioneering and creatively illustrious spirit, giving Mancunians an opportunity to soak in the city’s incredible architectural, industrial and cultural heritage.”

If you’re visiting the UK this summer, bee sure to make a bee line to Manchester and discover this wonderful city for yourself.

Manchester Bee mosaic

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The initiative is brought together by Manchester City Council and Wild in Art

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