Designed and decorated by: Caroline Greyling.
Sponsor: Age-Friendly Manchester and Manchester Health & Care Commissioning: Bee funded by the NHS
The quilted design is a reference to the quilters here and their sharing of stories. Images recall forgotten histories and reference the fabric of this medieval building, former home to the founder of Chetham’s Library, Humphrey Chetham. Polly also represents the worker bees, and the link with the outstanding contribution of the volunteers, recognised in the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018.
In 2010 Age Friendly Manchester’s (AFM) gained accreditation with the World Health Organisation, and Manchester became the first UK city to join their global network of Age-friendly Cities. AFM wants to make this city a better place in which to grow older and in turn improve the lives of older people.
Caroline Greyling is a North Nottinghamshire based artist. She combines the real and the fantastic in her drawings and illustrations, using feminine forms and influences to build a body of work based on the future's return to the ways of the past. @linesheep