In the summer of 2018 we went to Manchester, the city of bees. 

As i really love the city of Manchester i made a bee called Livy as reminder of the nice citytrip. We will definitely be back soon ! Livy is a free pattern made by Daniscreaties. It is a lot of work, but i'm really loving the result.  

In the summer of 2018, there was a special bee-exhibition organised by Beeinthecitymcr.
A colony of giant Bee sculptures took to the streets of Manchester for an art trail we’ll never forget…

Wild in Art and Manchester City Council brought Manchester together in summer 2018 for Bee in the City, one of the most spectacular public art events the city has ever seen.

Thousands of people discovered more than 230 Bees all over Manchester, taking in the city’s landmarks and undiscovered gems. Each of the 101 super-sized Bees was designed by a different artist and celebrated the unique buzz of Manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene. 131 little Bees joined the trail, created by the children and young people of our city.

Bee seekers saw the Bees again at the Farewell Weekend on Friday 12 – Sunday 14 October at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. Many were then auctioned off to raise money for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity to improve the lives and life chances of Manchester people.

The worker bee is one of the best-known symbols of Manchester. It was adopted as a motif for Manchester during the Industrial Revolution, at a time when Manchester was taking a leading role in new forms of mass production, and symbolises Mancunians' hard work during this era and Manchester being a hive of activity in the 19th century.

Following the May 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, the bee emblem gained popularity as a public symbol of unity against terrorism, appearing on protest banners and graffiti. Tattoo parlours both in and outside Manchester began to take part in the Manchester Tattoo Appeal, in which they offered bee tattoos to raise money for the victims of the attack.

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