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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SD8016 : In the BEE(r) Garden at the Eagle and Child by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Lady Buzzington by Gerald England
SJ8794 : The Bee with no name: detail by Gerald England
SJ8398 : SuperBee by Gerald England
SD8303 : Miss bEATon from Heaton Park by David Dixon
SJ8499 : The Tears of Ra  by Gerald England
SJ8097 : Bee in the City #91, Blue Bee-ter at MediaCityUK by David Dixon
SJ8498 : We Beelieve in 'The best in Everyone' by Gerald England
SJ8097 : Bee in the City #92, Gravit-Bee by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Wild Manchester by Gerald England
SJ8097 : Buzz Selbee by Gerald England
SJ8496 : Beejing by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Robot Battle Bee by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Distiller-bee by Gerald England
SJ8097 : Beeyonce by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Sting by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Tithe Barn Bee by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Urban Jungle Bee by Gerald England
SJ8287 : Overgrown Bee by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Mark Lane, The Printworks by David Dixon
SJ8097 : Arthur by Gerald England
SJ8798 : Ten Little Bees at The Velo'drone by Gerald England
SJ7996 : Bee-sy Rider at Trafford Park by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Rocket, the Steam (punk) Bee by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Beelieve by Gerald England

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Created: Tue, 10 Jul 2018, Updated: Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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