What could be more Manchester than creating a city-wide art project based around the Bee emblem?
Symbolising the resilient spirit of the city’s people, the City Council and Wild in Art have created a public art trail of over 80 individually designed giant Bee sculptures and, naturally, we had to get involved.
The Bee trail is created for and by Manchester. Regional artists have designed the sculptures and local communities have sponsored them – including Harvey Nichols. They have decided to sponsor ‘Bee a Rainbow’ created by Rachel A Blackwell, who describes her Bee as “a symbol of hope perched upon a sky of dreams.”
Blackwell also says: “In her bright rainbow hues she celebrates the diverse worker bees of Manchester. She is a cheerful explorer, always looking for her next adventure. Her energetic colours and whimsical character will inspire happiness and hope in all who meet her.”
You can download the Bee in the City app here, which has the full trail map for you to discover and unlock the sponsor rewards. Speaking of rewards, if you unlock Bee a Rainbow on the trail, you can enjoy a hot drink or children’s cocktail at the Second Floor Bar and Brasserie.
Bee a Rainbow is all about sharing and she’s here to share positivity with you all, so keep an eye out for complimentary samples and treats from the best of the Harvey Nichols beauty and food market brands throughout the next two months.
Not only that, but Harvey Nichols will be launching two pop-up bars for Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July, one serving up Old Curiosity Gin concoctions, and the other pairing their Own Label Prosecco with Yee Kwan ice cream.
Bee an explorer and ensure you follow @HarveyNichols on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates. Don’t forget to share your photos with us too: @HarveyNichols #HNManchester @Beeinthecitymcr #Beeinthecity.
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