SJ8498 : The Federation Bee

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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The Federation Bee
The Federation Bee

Located on Dantzic Street, The Federation Bee was created by Nomad Clan and sponsored by The Federation

"Themes from Manchester's heritage wind themselves around this Bee, taking you on a journey from the city's beginnings as a Roman fort known as Mamucium or Mancunium, through the Industrial Revolution, to the start of the suffragette Movement and more modern times. The colour palette becomes more vibrant as the design takes in Manchester's other cultural highlights."

"The Federation is home to a community of digital innovators and civic, private and public sector businesses in Manchester. An initiative by the Co-op Group and supported by The Omidyar Network and Co-op Foundation, it is based on ethical values and a commitment to creating a more inclusive digital economy. The Federation offers alternative business models such as co-operatives, community interest companies and social enterprise."
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 1˝ 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
Wednesday, 5 September, 2018   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 25 December, 2018
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Nomad Clan 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8420 9881 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.1459N 2:14.3745W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8420 9881
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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