SJ8498 : Koffee Pot, Oldham Street

taken 4 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Koffee Pot, Oldham Street
Koffee Pot, Oldham Street
The striking image painted onto the side of the Koffee Pot café in Oldham Street, is the latest tribute to those killed in the Manchester Arena bombing of 22 May 2017 LinkExternal link . It is the work of artist Russell Meeham, also known as ‘Qubek’, and was commissioned by the Manchester Evening News. Each of the 22 worker bees, pictured swarming around a honey heart, represents one of the 22 innocent people killed in the horrific attack.

The bee was first adopted as a motif for Manchester during the industrial revolution, and seven bees are included in the crest of the city’s arms, which were granted to the Borough of Manchester in 1842. At the time the bee represented the hard work of Mancunians and the textile mills that were commonly described as hives of activity, with the workers inside them compared to bees. But following the horrific terrorist attack it has come to represent Manchester’s “defiant spirit”.

This MEN article LinkExternal link includes photographs of the mural being painted onto the wall.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 5 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 846 986 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0496N 2:13.9942W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 845 986
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Mural  Artwork  Public Artwork  Cafe  Manchester City Centre  Northern Quarter  Manchester Arena Bombing  Tribute  Manchester Bomb 2017 

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