50 Windows of Creativity

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50 Windows of Creativity, a new art trail celebrating Manchester’s rich creative culture will see a huge array of spectacular mosaics, installations, fine art, photography, craft, murals and more pop up in windows, venues, businesses and spaces across the city centre from 26th October to 5th December.

Created by the team behind the award-winning Bee in the City event, 50 Windows of Creativity will transform Manchester into an innovative art gallery taking you on a colourful, inspiring and safe journey around the city centre. The trail, supported by Manchester City Council and event partners Auto Trader and Dandara Living, will raise money for the artists involved and The Lord Mayor of Manchester Charity Appeal Trust – We Love MCR Charity.

Visitors to the trail will be able to explore via the 50 Windows of Creativity app, available to download from 26th October, and an interactive trail map, available at beeinthecitymcr.co.uk/50windows/

Full Press Release

Media Enquiries: Sundae Communications – Fiona – fiona@sundaepr.co.uk 07786 434313

Manchester BID is pleased to be supporting the trail, with many BID shops/locations participating as below:

The 50 Windows Trail

Central Retail District

Oliver Bonas – large window: Jack McConnell

Debenhams, Market Street – large window: Daren Newman  

Primark, Market Street: Ibukun Baldwin

Royal Exchange Arcade – entrance to arcade with floral display: Verdure Florist

Royal Exchange Theatre – digital screens at each entrance – Richard McDean

Selfridges – Vinyls on windows: Atelier Bebop

Harvey Nichols – window at back onto Deansgate: Thomas Wolski

Corn Exchange # 1: Cape Gallery: Manchester Pride by Lee Baxter –

Corn Exchange # 2, Cathedral Street: ex Alston Bar & Grill: Installation: John Bentley with medium bee as part of display

Corn Exchange # 3, Cathedral Street: ex Alston Bar & Grill: Installation :Mancsy

The Printworks – windows of vacant unit:  Justin Eagleton

National Football Museum – 2 x windows:  Benji Reid

KSMCR, St Ann’s Place – large window at back: Moovin’ Festival

KSMCR, King Street – window at front: Amy Coney

24-26 King Street: Lazerian

Manchester Arndale – mural on 10 x 4m hoarding on ground floor next to Archies: Dreph

Chapel Wharf

Dandara development, Chapel Wharf opp Lowry Hotel – empty unit opposite Lowry Hotel: Tim Denton

Spinningfields / Deansgate / Castlefield

Left Bank at Spinningfields – ex Kettlebell Café: Dave Draws

WaterstonesTony Walsh and Trevor Johnston

Great Northern Terrace, Wesley Barrel on Deansgate: Neil Lorenzo, Jodie Silverman, Lizzie Chapman, Sonia Sharma (possibly a couple more)

Great Northern Terrace 2Sarah Connell

Great Northern Mews – Z-Arts/MCEP with Stephen Campbell & CDM – possibly merge with 17?

Hobs Repro, Deansgate – Sneaky Raccoon

Manchester GinLaura Kate Draws

HOMETara Collette

People’s History MuseumDannielle Rhoda

Ellis Brigham (Castlefield) – window panels (Mural): Hammo – email Joan Davis

Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Deansgate: RP Roberts

Science and Industry Museum – shelving in cafe window: Kelly Stanford

Castlefield Gallery: George Gibson

Classic Football Shirts – Deansgate/ Barton Arcade – mosaic of MCFC shirt by Mark Kennedy

Northern Quarter / Ancoats / Piccadilly / NOMA

TfGM – 2 Piccadilly Place: Meha Hindocha

Manchester Craft Centre: Artists and makers in the craft centre.

Oi PolloiMatt Sewell – BR

CFCCA, Thomas Steet – digital screen: Lydia Meiying

Yard and Coop, Hare St – MURAL: LeiMai Lemaow

Fred Aldous: Nicola Fernandes

Hilton House, Hilton Street: Design Festival Manchester winner: Playground Design Studio

N Brown, Lever Street – installation: Charlotte Smithson

Mackie Mayor, Coop St –screen prints: Phil Constable

Mackie Mayor, Eagle St – paintings: TJ Dolan aka Krek

Redfern, Saddlers Yard: Contemporary Art & esign Showcase – ceramics, lighting and paintings

Halle St Peters, Cutting Room Square – Peter Naish (in house graphic designer)

Little Lever Street next to BAB NQ: Mural by Akse

St Peters Sq / Albert Sq

Central Library, Mount StreetCaroline Coates

The Atrium, Library Walk – installation in Atrium: Lauren Mullarkey with pupils from Seashell Trust

Oxford Rd

Manchester Museum – paper birds and creatures: Kaper

HATCH – Mural: Caroline Dowset

RNCM – music photography: Manchester Music Archive

RNCM – music photography: Manchester Music Archive

RNCM – installation: Manchester Hip Hop retrospective with Unity Radio

RNCM – sculpture and screens: Sumit Sarkar

RNCM: CJ Taylord

RNCM: Venture Arts (3 artists)

Palace Theatrebox office window: Tank Petrol

46 Kimpton Clock Tower – Mosaic display: Mary Goodwin

Chinatown / The Village

Portico Library – Apapat Jai-li

City Art Gallery – side windows: Kim Hubball

Chris Salon, Princess Street – miniature shop fronts: Manchester Builds

No 1 Canal StreetGuy McKinley