Bees reunited: your last chance to see all the bees in the city bee-fore they buzz off for good

The Bee in the City art trail may have finished but don’t fret if you didn’t get the chance to see them all.

Because all 101 of the big sculptures are reunited for one final time at a special event at the National Cycling Centre. It’s a bit like the final episode of Big Brother but with giant bees.

This special event will give Bee seekers the chance to see all the giant Bee in the City sculptures together for one last time before they are auctioned off to raise funds for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity.

Take selfies with your favourite Bees, meet members of the colony you haven’t seen, and take a final look at the beeautiful designs.

L-R Samia Longchambon, Jane Danson, Hilda Bugden and Julia Goulding Pic Karen Wright

There will be lots of other family-friendly activities to enjoy at the Farewell Weekend.

Explore all things bees and pollination with Pif Paf theatre company’s show Bee Cart and join in with Egg People’s interactive performance Waggle Dance, a high impact, interactive, playful, walkabout act the whole family will be buzzing about.

There will be BeeMX demonstrations led by the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre team, and hula-hopping sessions from Well Pharmacy, Bee in the City’s Health and Wellbeeing Partner.

The Farewell Weekend also boasts live music from the Skiband, an irreverent and engaging street band with a massive repertoire of songs, as well as wax candle making with Manchester and District Beekeepers’ Association.

There will bee the finest street food and an art fair featuring a number of the artists from the trail including Kim Hubball, Adam Pekr, Meha Hindocha, Jayne Ford and Helen Russell.

It promises to be a sight to bee-hold. So bee there or bee square.

The farewell weekend is from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October at HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. Tickets are £2.50 – £15.00 (under 5s go free).



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