Bee Here Now in Manchester city

I’m in Manchester, the childhood home of Noel and Liam Gallagher who’s 1997 album was called Be Here Now.

I’m wearing Lucy Locket hive leggings and I’m going to follow the Manchester bee sculpture trial.

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The official website for the project states the following:

The bee sculptures will be auctioned off at the end of the trail to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s We Love MCR charity.

The charity aims to improve the life chances of Mancunians by providing financial support to local community groups, projects and individuals in need.

It is not to be confused with the similarly named We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up following the Manchester Arena terror attack to help support victims.

Bee in the City is not a memorial event; but organisers say they recognise the resonance the bee took on as a symbol of solidarity and resilience after the attack.

The auction will take place on October 17, 2018 at a venue still to be confirmed.

After the Manchester attack in solidarity many people got Manchester bee tattoos. The bee was a symbol of Manchester before that however as it represent  how busy the city was during the industrial revolution.

There are no pictures in this post, as I have reached my storage limit. The pictures that would be here are on instragram.

Bees on instragram

Wild in Art Sculpture Trials Coming up in 2018 United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia

This year I have enjoyed Lincoln Knights trial and Hull Moths. Last year I enjoyed Sheffield elephants. In a similar vein the following trials are coming up in 2018,

Hares Norwich

24th June – 8th September. 50 sculptures in the city and a further 15 in wider Norfolk.

Girraffes Worcester   

25 large girraffes and at least 25 baby girraffes.

Hoodwinked Nottingham

July – September. Robin Hood inspired sculptures.

The big hoot 🦉 Auckland New Zealand<<
tumn 2018. 50 owl sculptures

The big splash 🐬 Perth, Western Australia January – March 2018. 50 dolphin sculptures.

Maggie Penguin 🐧 Parade Dundee, Scotland 100 sculptures.

Snail 🐌 Pace Brighton and Hove 50 snails. Autumn 2018

Snowdogs Ashford 25 sculptures inspired by Raymond Briggs snowdog. September – November 2018

Bees 🐝 Manchester
s, July – September

Wild in Art Sculpture Trails

This year I followed trail of Moths in Hull and knights in Lincoln. Last year I followed the elephant trail in Shefgield.

I know where some of the knights and elephants are (see previous 2 day’s posts) but I do not know where any of the moths are.

Look out for a January post about wild in Art sculptures in 2018.

If we were having coffee ☕️ between Christmas and New Year

 ☕️ The time between Christmas and New Year is a great time for catching up with people because so many people have time off work. Are you off all week or have you got to work some of it? I’m just working the Thursday between Christmas and New Year.

☕️ I would have hot chocolate. After trying festive hot chocolate from the three big coffee chains in the UK and writing blog posts about them, if I had to chose between them I would go for Cafe Nero. But I would prefer to go to Marks and Spencer’s as better value which as I mentioned in review you also get to a mini Christmas tree shortbread . Or if in Sheffield would want to go to Cocoa for best hot chocolate in Sheffield or Cafe Ella or Marmadukes.

☕️ What drink would you have?

If we were having coffee ☕️ 

I would ask you what highlights of 2017, have been.

If we were having coffee ☕️ 

I would say have enjoyed visiting the UK 2017 capital of culture Hull. I particularly enjoyed the moth trail and would have liked to complete it / see them all. Similarly I enjoyed the Lincoln knights trial this year, following permanent trail of cats in York and Sheffield elephant trail last year. I still wonder where the Sculptures from all three  temporary trials are now. I would like to do another similar trail this year.

If we were having coffee ☕️ 

I would ask you what you were looking forward to in 2018.

WildinArt have been involved in the Sheffield elephant project, Hull toads and moths and Liverpool Lambannas. WHAT IS NEXT …..?


Top 5 Large Elephants (Children’s Hospital Trail Sheffield 2016)

30+ moths, 2 toads; Land of Green Ginger, gold Post box and Gold phone box; features of a walk around Hull

Butterfly net out; to catch Amy Johnson Inspired Moths

Sheffield Elephants vs Hull moths


Summer 2017

Herd of jungle animals, Lanarkshire to raise money for Glasgow children’s hospital

Knights Summer, 2017 Lincoln.

Bears Sumer 2017,  Birmingham

Benches in a project called sitting with Jane. To mark 200 year since Jane Austin’s death. This is in Basingstoke where she wrote Pride and Prejudice.

Autumn 2017

Snow dogs (based upon Raymond Briggs creations)  in Newcastle and Tyne and Wear and Wales

Summer 2018

Hares summer 2018. Norwich.

More details of these and past projects are listed on the WildinArt website

Also I have come across some of the creations.


Lambannans as the name suggests are a combination between a lamb and a banana. This unlikely union represented the symbiosis of Lancaster wool being exported from Liverpool docks and bannanas arriving into Liverpool docks. The first Lambannana which is now known as the Super Lambannana was  commissioned  for the  Art Transpennine  Exhibition in 1998, which was a series of 30 different art installations between Liverpool and Hull. The prototype which was 10cm high was designed by Japanese artist Taro Chiezo and then four  Liverpool artists (Andy Small, Julian Taylor, Tommy Reason and Ray Stokes)  transformed his designed into a sculpture , yellow and 5.2m tall. The Super Lambannana is now outside Liverpol John Moores university. It is generally yellow but has gone though some colour changes including pink for Breast Cancer awareness and Fresion cow design.

When Liverpool; was European City of Culture in 2008 half pint versions of the original Super Lambannanas were created. In total there were 125minitures created as part of a project organized by Liverpool Culture Company and Wildin Art. 123 were displayed in Liverpool and surrounding Merseyside during 2008.

One called the highest Super Lambannan was at the top of Moel Famau in North Wales as there is a close association between Wales and Liverpool. One called Lovemedoodle spent some time at Euston train station before moving to Liverpool Lime Street station. The lambannanas were auction off. Some in addition to the SuperLambanna continue to reside in Liverpool including around Liverpool museum next to Albert Docks and Liverpool South Parkway train / bus station.