To Bee or not to Bee

The Details

Name: To Bee or not to Bee

Designed and decorated by: Susan Webber.

Sponsor: Manchester Metropolitan University

Design Inspiration

This colourful Eliza-bee-than Bee makes links with Manchester’s theatre culture. Many quotations from Shakespeare’s plays contain the word ‘Bee’ (be) or otherwise! The Bard’s works often mention plants and flowers; so vital for the survival of bees. The yellow stockings and cross garters on the Bee’s back legs reference the character Malvolio in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’.

A great, modern university fuelled by an ambition to discover, disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible to those with passion and potential. Through excellence in education, research and collaboration, it strives to be a catalyst for positive change. The campus creates an inspiring environment in which staff and students can thrive; a place to push the boundaries of what’s possible, achieve personal bests and help shape the world.

The Artist -Susan Webber

Susan is a freelance artist based in Somerset. She studied illustration at the University of the West of England, and after graduating won a gold award from the Association of Illustrators. Susan puts her illustration skills into many art projects, from creating 3D storyboard plaques for public art sculptures and designing and painting many animal sculptures for UK city trails. @SusanWebber10

Bee in the City 2020

Bee in the City 2020