If you haven’t had enough of the buzz of Manchester’s Bee In The City Trail, or didn’t manage to make it, fear not. A special event this weekend will give Bee seekers the chance to see all the giant Bee in the City sculptures together for one last time.
All 101 of the big Bees will swarm together for one final time at the Cycling Centre, the training hub for Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic cyclists. The route will lead visitors round the venue, including the Velodrome and outside areas.
Get up close and personal with the Bees at the Farewell Weekend before they are auctioned off to raise funds for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity. People are encouraged to ‘collect’ any Bees to complete their trail hunt, take selfies with their best Bee pal, meet members of the colony they haven’t yet seen, and take a final look at the bee-autiful designs.
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 BMX demonstrations led by the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre team, and hula-hopping sessions from Bee in the City’s Health and Wellbeing Partner Well Pharmacy.
The Farewell Weekend also boasts footstomping live music from the Skiband, wax candle making with Manchester and District Beekeepers’ Association.
Don’t miss the accompanying art fair featuring a number of the artists from the trail including Kim Hubball, Adam Pekr, Meha Hindocha, Jayne Ford and Helen Russell.