Make your own Manchester Bee Mosaic with local artist Amanda McCrann.
You'll meet outside the entrance hall at Manchester Art Gallery for a short walking bee tour.
The art gallery is the perfect place to spot a few bees. Explore the significance of the Manchester bee, Industrial Revolution and Cottonopolis, and also take a look at the gorgeous William De Morgan Victorian tiles and Pre-Raphaelite Art.
Then onto Manchester Town Hall to pay homage to architect Alfred Waterhouse (1830 ~1905) who designed the gothic style masterpiece. He created the incredible bee mosaic floor, the inspiration for the mosaic you'll be building later in the day.
Then over to Library Walk to see the flower mosaic floor and spot some more worker bees. As you make your way through the streets of Manchester you will see wonderful examples of architecture.
Onto Whitworth Locke's co-working space, where you'll settle in with a tea or coffee from Foundation Coffee and start to make your bee mosaic. You’ll leave with a unique mosaic to treasure forever, a wonderful memory of your trip to Manchester.
All materials will be provided, and Amanda will guide you through the mosaic process and technique, sharing her skills and tips on how to make the best bee mosaic.
The experience is a wonderful and unique welcome to Manchester, and is also an excellent way of meeting new people if you're travelling alone.
No previous experience is needed.