News - 23 Jul 2018

Here come the bees; Bee in the City, Manchester

Wild in Art and Manchester City Council are bringing all of Manchester’s communities together for "Bee in the City", one of the most spectacular public art events the city has ever seen. A large number of the giant bees struck a pose during the VIP launch at the Mayfield warehouse and have been featured in the Manchester Evening News.

From 23 July to 23 September 2018, over one hundred bees are waiting to be discovered on this free, family-fun trail - taking in the city’s landmarks and undiscovered gems. Each bee has been designed by a different artist and celebrates the unique buzz of Manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene.

Sponsored by Whitecroft Lighting, Cundall Light4 produced a collaborative bee design entitled ‘The BeeHolder’. The concept took influence from the three main elements of absence, reflection and vision. Liz Skelton, Lighting Designer commented in her series of blogs on the birth of the BeeHolder; “Within the eyes of the bee, you see a reflection of 

Meet the BeeHolder, number 58 on the trail, at James Grigor’s Square, First Street, Manchester and follow the story in Cundall's blog here.

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