Bee in the City :: Shared Description

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.
by David Dixon
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SJ8286 : Willow Garden by Gerald England
SJ8398 : "Bee-vina McCall" by Oliver Dixon
SJ8497 : Sackville Gardens, Alan Turing and The LGBTQ+ Queen Bee by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Beenigma by Gerald England
SJ8698 : Mo by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Bee in the City #7, Rubee at Piccadilly Gardens by David Dixon
SJ8398 : The Rights to Bee by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Bee United by Gerald England
SJ8286 : Button Bee by Gerald England
SJ8496 : Bee Active by Gerald England
SJ8397 : "Map of the worker bees" by Oliver Dixon
SJ8398 : "Pablo Bee-Casso" by Oliver Dixon
SJ8097 : H.A.D.I by Gerald England
SJ8397 : 'Bee Lieve' in Manchester by Gerald England
SJ8185 : 80 Years Around the World by Gerald England
SJ8097 : Buzzin' at the Lowry Outlet Mall by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Proud to Bee... by Gerald England
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SJ8398 : Colourful Manchester Skyline Bee by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Blossom Love by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Inmate 'B' by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Sylvia at Victoria Station by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Bee Unique by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Bling Bee by Gerald England

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Created: Tue, 10 Jul 2018, Updated: Sun, 16 Dec 2018

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