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“The Manchester Bee” by Peter A. Johnson

“The Manchester Bee” by Peter A. Johnson

‘There is something special in this old town,From Piccadilly Gardens to Ancoats, we’re proud,Folk are so busy but we still stop to chat,The Manchester Bee rests upon someone’s hat.’ The Manchester Bee is a new illustrated children’s book written by Peter...
Making a Manchester Bee Mosaic

Making a Manchester Bee Mosaic

A while ago, I had the pleasure of undertaking a Make a Manchester Bee Mosaic Class. Run by Amanada McCann, the craft class are organised through Airbnb. Running 4 hours long, the class starting point was the lobby of Manchester Art Gallery at 11am (the starting time...
The 22 Bees Project

The 22 Bees Project

The 22 Bee Project is an upcoming event to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack by covering the city with bees, drawn onto the doors and windows of local businesses. The project was created by Myroslava Coates (also known as Myro), an illustrator from...
Bee in the City

Bee in the City

Taking place this summer from July to September, Bee in the City will see Manchester hosting a huge public art exhibition. Organised by Wild in Art and supported by Manchester City Council, the free event will see over 80 giant 3-D honey bee sculptures dotted across...
Manchester Bee Bike Tour

Manchester Bee Bike Tour

The first Manchester Bee Bike Tour took place on Sunday, May 21st. Organised by Manchester Bike Tours, it was unique tour combining the history of the Manchester bee, current issues in bee keeping and cycling. Starting at 10:30am outside Chorlton’s Teahive, the...
Beeing Special at People’s History Museum

Beeing Special at People’s History Museum

Image above by Adam Pryce from Mr Ordinary’s Prize, available from the People’s History Museum shop. Taking place at the People’s History Museum, Beeing Special, an opportunity for little ones to learn all about the Manchester Bee through the medium of...