Name: Mr Bee’nn
Location: Cathedral Gardens
Designed and decorated by: Mik Richardson.
Who does this Bee remind you of, with its bowler hat and black suit? It has to be Mr Benn – an ordinary man who has extraordinary adventures. Created by David McKee over 50 years ago, he first appeared in children’s books and then in an animated BBC TV series first broadcast in 1971, and now Mr Benn’s magical adventures continue here in Manchester!
Mr Benn © David McKee 2018 – Licensed by Factory Rights Ltd.
Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working with global clients, broadcasters and partners, delivering world class, immersive content to thrill, excite and engage audiences. The studio is further building its own intellectual property and rights management portfolio. Pioneering new animation techniques and processes, from concept through to final delivery, Factory has expertise across all animation disciplines.
Mik Richardson is a Norfolk based artist who has run his own mural and design business since leaving the RAF in 2006. As well as producing over 400 murals, he has also been involved in many Wild in Art trails. He has painted 50 large sculptures (raising almost £200,000 for charity), and over 100 sculptures with schools and communities. http://www.miks-media.co.uk