SJ8498 : Bee in the City, Market Street

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Bee in the City, Market Street
Bee in the City, Market Street
Bee#29 on the Bee in the City trail is entitled "Rutherford, Turing and Beyond!"; its stands on Market Street, outside the Arndale Centre. The information board attached to the sculpture reads: "This design recognises great Manchester inventors. Marking Ernest Rutherford’s achievements, the Bee depicts the splitting of the atom (the eyes). Alan Turing’s work led to the modern computer; illustrated by the binary code around the base. The wings give a nod to Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov who developed graphene into a usable material”.
Bee in the City

The city’s worker bee motif has been part of the city’s heraldry for more than 150 years as an emblem of the industrious Mancunian spirit. During 2017, it took on an even more powerful meaning as a symbol of unity following the tragic events of May 22 LinkExternal link .

Bee in the City was a large scale public art event which took place in Manchester between 23 July and 23 September 2018. More than 100 large, fibreglass bee sculptures were placed at the city’s landmarks and some lesser known “undiscovered gems”. Each of the bees, which stand 1½ metres in height, was decorated with its own unique design, created by regional professional, emerging and amateur artists to celebrate the unique buzz of Manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene (LinkExternal link Bee in the City website).

At the end of the event, the majority (77) of the bees were auctioned to raise funds for the We Love MCR Charity LinkExternal link . All 131 little Bees created by children and young people as part of the Learning Programme were returned to the schools and youth groups that designed them.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 August, 2018
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City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 840 984 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9461N 2:14.4819W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 841 984
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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