The Details

Name: Harpurbee

Designed and decorated by: Guy Mckinley

Sponsor: Manchester Youth Zone: Bee funded by the NHS

Design Inspiration

The artist ran a series of workshops at Manchester Youth Zone. The group talked about the iconic tiles on the building, a rainbow representing hope for the future and the place where they lived. Ultimately though it was the young people themselves that were the story. Their life-affirming energy and love for Harpurhey is reflected in this design and in the Bee’s name.

The Manchester Youth Zone provides a unique safe place for young people from across Manchester. Young people take part in a huge range of sports and creative activities. It works closely with its members to raise their aspirations and offers targeted support to provide additional help to those who need it.

Bee in the City 2020

Bee in the City 2020