The countdown has begun for the city’s favourite day out as the Manchester Day WoW workshop opens for business.
This year’s event (Sunday, 17 June) will be asking what’s the WORD ON THE STREET, celebrating the best of Manchester’s people, cultures and communities.
Artists working in close collaboration with over 60 community groups will transform the Upper Campfield Market on Liverpool Road into an industrious, creative workshop crafting the incredible artworks, costumes, props and floats that will parade through the city streets in June.
Produced by award-winning Salford-based arts organisation, Walk the Plank, the famous WoW Workshop will welcome some of the best artists from across the North West ready to begin the mammoth task of bringing Manchester Day to life.
Expect a cacophony of colour, sound and magic this coming June as nearly 2,000 people from community groups from across the city come together in a parade full of celebration for the city we live in.
As always, the parade will also spill over into the city centre squares for a full afternoon of entertainment, food and drink – all of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
There are still various ways you can get involved as a volunteer, so head to www.manchester.co.uk and visit the ‘Get Involved’ section to find out more.
Keep up with all the Manchester Day news at the official twitter – @Manc_Day – and join the conversation using #manchesterday
Cllr Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day, said: “The most important, the most exciting, the most creative day in Manchester’s incredible event calendar is almost up on us. The hard work starts here to create the literally thousands of pieces that bring Manchester Day to life ever year.
“Put the date in your diary now. Manchester Day is one of those events you just can’t afford to miss. Every year we have generations of families come together to celebrate the city, and this year will no different. The countdown has begun.”
Liz Pugh, Co-Founder of Walk the Plank and Manchester Day Executive Producer, said: “This is now the 9th Manchester Day that we’ve created for Manchester City Council in collaboration with the people of Manchester, and ‘collaboration’ is exactly what this whole magical process is all about. The WoW workshop is the embodiment of our continuing belief that the process of co-creation and collaborative working is as important as the final big day. An amazing event like this only happens by bringing artists and community groups together to create something that really means something to them.”
Manchester Day will take place on Sunday, 17 June from midday until 6pm.
The parade begins from Liverpool Road at 1pm.
Manchester Day is created by Manchester People, commissioned by Manchester City Council and produced by Walk the Plank.