LGBTQ+ community Bee in Sackville Gardens, Manchester

After setting up a crowd funding website all members of the Manchester LGBT community came together to raise the funds in supporting “Bee in The City MCR”. Over 50 generous donations were initially received by Supporters, Partners and Individuals. Continuous support being provided by Corptel UK, LGBT Foundation & Manchester Pride providing longevity here in Sackville Gardens - the Heart of Manchester’s Gay Village.


The LGBTQ+ Queen Bee is a collaboration between CJTaylord Art and Ben Sedman Photography, and has been designed around the Rainbow Flag, a symbol of LGBT Pride, equality, inclusion and diversity. The aim was to ensure the sculpture was a definitive symbol of a city and community which encourages and inspires us to accept, embrace and celebrate life in all its glorious forms.


Organised by global public art producer Wild in Art in partnership with Manchester City Council, the Bee in the City trail will live in locations across the city and beyond for nine weeks, providing unmissable, free, family-friendly entertainment for Mancunians and visitors to enjoy, whilst taking in the city’s landmarks, cultural gems and areas they may not have explored before.


It’s going to be a summer filled with joy as families and friends take to the streets to complete the trail. I hope that people will remember 2018 as the year that the Bees came to Manchester!”

A Bee in the City app will be available for visitors to track and collect each Bee on the trail, unlocking offers and rewards at many locations. There will also be a trail map of the giant Bees which can be collected from hubs around the city before the trail goes live.


The ultimate message of our community Bee is #LoveIsLove.

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