Jan 09

Get Involved in Manchester Day


Manchester’s flagship summer event will return on Sunday 14 June and you can be part of the action.

From inspiration and imagination, to creation and performing in the parade – community groups, volunteers and organisations from across Manchester are invited to apply to be involved in the show at www.manchesterday.co.uk.

Interested participants can also find out more at a public event at Manchester Town Hall on Saturday, 10 January (11am and 2pm) where interested participants are welcome to come along, share ideas with Walk the Plank and see what it takes to be part of the biggest show of the summer!

Last year 2,600 participants from nearly 100 Manchester organisations brought the streets and squares of Manchester alive with the help of thousands of Manchester people who cheered the parade along and enjoyed the entertainment that filled the city centre squares.

Previous Manchester Days have proved that anything is possible with the help of renowned outdoor arts organisation Walk the Plank – producers of the event.

Their acclaimed artists work directly with groups and individuals to bring to life the most adventurous and inventive suggestions with creativity and imagination – so all ideas are welcome regardless of the size of the vision or if you think it is even possible.

Councillor Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day, said: “I have been blown away by the imagination and creativity the groups have shown on previous Manchester Days and the scope seems to grow year on year.

“Manchester Day is the perfect opportunity to have a fantastic day out and show your love for your city by coming down with your family.”

Councillor Rosa Battle, executive member for culture and leisure, said: “First and foremost, the Manchester Day is for families. The past four events have shown this with generations coming together to enjoy the party and be wowed by the artworks parading through the city.

“Throughout Manchester’s history it has proved that it is a city of game changers and the scope for community groups to be creative with their ideas is huge. I’m really looking forward to seeing what they come up with.”

To apply to take part in Manchester Day 2015, fill in the participant application form at www.manchesterday.co.uk.

The final date for applications is Monday 2 February.