Manchester Day is going green to celebrate its 10th birthday

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Manchester Day returns for the tenth year in a row on June 23rd to celebrate everything great about our fantastic city. The theme for this year is ’10 out of 10’ to celebrate a whole decade of family fun.

As always, music, dance and outdoor theatre will spill over into the city centre squares for a full afternoon of family entertainment, food and drink – all of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The mammoth task of creating the artworks, costumes and props will be produced once again by award-winning arts organisation Walk the Plank, with more than 1,500 participants and local volunteers alongside around 30 artists, bringing Manchester Day to life.

Pic Mark Waugh

But this year, the organisers of Manchester Day want to send an important message. They want to spread awareness of the importance of sustainability and ‘keeping green’ to the people of Manchester.

Despite its size and scale, sustainability lies at the heart of the event, which aims to be as green as possible. The organisers have vowed to recycle materials as much as possible, and have introduced a new policy prohibiting petrol-driven vehicles from the parade to promote the idea of sustainability

Manchester Day’s green credentials were recognised last year in the Manchester City Council Cultural Awards, when the council and Walk the Plank were nominated for the Promotion of Environmental Sustainability.

This isn’t the only praise the event has received, either, as Manchester Day has also been nominated for Festival of the Year at the Manchester Awards. And with sponsors including Manchester Airport and Arts Council England (ACE), Manchester Day is expecting to be bigger and better than ever, and is not something you want to miss.

We’ll be there. We’ll have a stall in St Ann’s Square where you’ll be able to buy 100% organic official I Love MCR® merchandise including t-shirts, vests, sweaters and hoodies, now available from our online organic clothing shop.

See you there.

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