Mancunians will be showing their love for their city in the run-up to Valentine’s Day.

Manchester Arndale wants love-struck shoppers to create a giant Love Letter to Manchester in the shopping centre this weekend.

During the event, you’ll have the chance to take a polaroid selfie and write your message to Manchester on it, telling the world exactly why you love our great city.

Each picture will act as a building block for the homage to Manchester as it’s added to a giant digital screen in real time. You can also print off your polaroid to take home, as well as share it on social for the chance to win a £250 Manchester Arndale gift card.

Everyone taking part will receive an exclusive voucher to use in the centre up until Valentine’s Day, meaning you can treat the other love of your life to something special.

Discounts up for grabs include 20% of at Victoria’s Secret and Victoria’s Secret PINK, 30% off at Bella Italia, £5 off at Blossom florist in Next, 15% off at The Fragrance Shop, and a £6 discount on Thorntons Pudding and Hearts Bundle.

Don’t worry if you can’t get down to the centre this weekend, because the photos and messages will go live on the Arndale website so you can read all about why Manchester is the greatest city on earth.

The event will take place in Exchange Court on Saturday 10 February (10am-7pm) and Sunday 11 February (11am-5pm).

And Manchester’s tallest commercial office building will become a monumental canvas declaring a message of love to the people of Manchester.

The recently completed No.1 Spinningfields will be illuminated with a large-scale light installation on its Quay Street facade from Saturday 10th until Wednesday 14th February.

We want to show our love by offering you the chance to win a fantastic I Love MCR mosaic measuring 12″ by 10.5″ worth £95. Also available from our online shop and House of Fraser.

Closing date: 11.59pm on Tuesday 13th February.