Those who have visited Manchester over the past couple of weeks will have no doubt noticed the colony of Bee sculptures who have landed in the city.
One of the most spectacular art displays that the city has ever seen, Bee in the City is an exhibition of 100 individually decorated bee sculptures, each celebrating the unique buzz of Manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene.
And as an iconic venue in the heart of the city, Manchester Central knew that it just had to get involved. Proudly sponsoring ‘Bling Bee’, the award-winning venue has not only engaged with its traditional visitors to the venue, but also with the wider community who have swarmed the forecourt to get their photos with the Bee.
Last week the venue also hosted a Bee in the City Challenge for local businesses across the city. The ‘bee-seekers’ had just over two hours to take as many selfies with different Bees as they could, with the event raising £2,000 for the We Love Manchester Charity.
Shaun Hinds, CEO of Manchester Central, explains why they were so keen to get involved