50 Windows of Creativity.

A new art trail for Manchester.

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A showcase of 50 displays curated by Greater Manchester artists.


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A celebration of Manchester’s exceptional creative talent.

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50 Windows of Creativity – a new art trail for Manchester created by the team behind Bee in the City…

The award-winning Bee in the City took over the streets of Manchester in 2018 with a summer we’ll never forget. Following on from its success, we’re delighted to be buzzing back into Manchester with a new art trail for the city.

This autumn, Manchester will host 50 Windows of Creativity, a showcase of the work of artists and makers, displayed in a series of windows, venues, businesses and spaces across the city centre.

The displays will feature multiple art forms from fine art and photography to ceramics, crafts, mosaics and murals and will be curated by well-known and emerging artists and collectives – all with a connection to Greater Manchester.

All pieces on display will be available to buy directly from the artist or maker, giving a much needed boost to the city’s creative community.


The buzz about town

September 03, 2020

Bee in the City team to produce 50 Windows of Creativity - a new art trail for Manchester This autumn, the Manchester will host 50 Windows of Creativity, a new art trail showcasing the work of artists and makers throu....Read more

December 03, 2018

Findings from an independent report into the economic and social impacts of Bee in the City has found that more than 3 million people saw Manchester’s art trail of Bees. The free, family-fun art event which animated t....Read more

November 15, 2018

As well as winning the hearts of Manchester’s residents and visitors, Bee in the City has been recognised at the inaugural This is Manchester Awards. The Bee in the City team took home a trophy for Leading Live Event ....Read more
Bee Farewell Weekend

October 15, 2018

The HSBC UK Cycling Centre was buzzing at the weekend as 15,000 Bee seekers visited the Bee in the City Farewell Weekend to see all big Bees ahead of the Charity Auction. The colony of Bees were displayed in the centre....Read more

October 08, 2018

Manchester United welcomed a new six-legged player to the first team last week when Bee United paid a visit to Old Trafford. Bee United flew in to meet some of the first team during a training session at the team’s ho....Read more
Coronation Street stars Samia Longchambon, Jane Danson and Julia Goulding meet Hilda Bugden

October 06, 2018

With online bidding now open, we take a closer look at some of the Bees set to make the city buzz with bidders digging deep to help leave a lasting legacy for the city. The online Auction is now live at www.beeinthecit....Read more

October 05, 2018

The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor June Hitchen tells us about We Love MCR Charity and her experience of Bee in the City. How do you feel about your We Love MCR Charity being chosen as the charity beneficiary of B....Read more

September 28, 2018

We're proud to announce that the Bee in the City Farewell Weekend is part of this year's Design Manchester festival of creativity and design. Design Manchester returns for its sixth annual series from 10 - 21 October 2....Read more

September 21, 2018

TransPennine Express (TPE) has teamed up with Bee in the City to give students from Gorse Hall Primary School in Stalybridge a fun day out in Manchester. The train company provided 30 children from the school with fre....Read more

September 19, 2018

With the help of passers-by in Piccadilly Station, 15-year-old Talia and artist Jodie Silverman have painted a little Bee as part of an initiative by Virgin Trains, a presenting partner of Manchester’s buzzing public a....Read more
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