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Mancsy Q&A

Mancsy Q&A

Mancsy’s limited edition screen prints first appeared on Manchester’s streets in January 2012, making regular appearances ever since. The prints locations are publicised via Twitter and Facebook and are available for free to the first person who finds his ‘free bees’...
The Bees of Piccadilly Place

The Bees of Piccadilly Place

When walking through Piccadilly Place, you’ll have noticed the mirrored Poetry Discs that hang in a row on a black granite wall. Adorned with “A Poem for Manchester” by Mike Duff, the discs were created by local artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell. Across each of...
Beehive Mill

Beehive Mill

The Grade II listed Beehive Mill can be found to the north of Manchester’s city centre, in Ancoats. The mill dates to the early 1820’s, with the nameplate above the entrance (pictured above) added during its second phase of construction. At the time, Ancoats was the...
UPDATED: City Centre Beehives – Manchester Cathedral

UPDATED: City Centre Beehives – Manchester Cathedral

Spread out atop building rooftops across Manchester city centre are a number of hidden beehives. This is the beginning of a series profiling them, with the first found just above the entranceway to Manchester Cathedral, accessed via a small spiral staircase. Home to...
UPDATED: Manchester Town Hall Bees

UPDATED: Manchester Town Hall Bees

Home to its most ubiquitous and iconic design, Manchester Town Hall and the Manchester Bee are inseparably linked. Designed by Alfred Woodhouse and built between 1868 to 1877, the Hall features the bee both outside and inside the building. Standing outside the main...
The Manchester Bees of Mural Life

The Manchester Bees of Mural Life

I first noticed the Quebek’s Manchester Bees back in late 2015, when I used to cycle by the Bottletops piece pictured above on a daily basis. It was one of the first of many which have appeared on walls across Manchester since then, primarily around the city centre....