We'll meet inside the entrance hall at Manchester Art Gallery. The art gallery is the perfect meeting spot where we’ll spot a few bees in the gallery. I'll explain the significance of the Manchester bee, Industrial Revolution and Cottonoplois. We'll also look at the gorgeous William De Morgan Victorian tiles. Then we will walk to the Waterhouse Pub to pay homage to the architect Alfred Waterhouse (1830 ~1905) who designed the gothic style masterpiece that is Manchester Town Hall. Walking around the outside of the Town Hall, as it is being refurbished until 2024, we will walk through Library Walk. Here we can see the cotton flower mosaic floor and spot some more worker bees. Onto "Foundation Coffee House” Whitworth Street, where the workshop will take place for you to make your bee mosaic. I'll have a bag for each of you which will have all the materials you need to make your hexagon bee mosaic. I'll guide you through the mosaic process and technique, sharing my skills and tips on how to make the best bee mosaic. I'm really excited about welcoming you to Manchester, you're going to have the best time. It will be an experience that is unique and I know you'll love.
Hello I'm Amanda, a freelance artist. A proud Mancunian, who has over 15 years experience of making mosaics. Manchester is an amazing City, providing such inspiration for my work, you'll love this experience as visitor to the City or a local Mancunian. I'm well known for creating mosaics inspired by the worker bee that has been Manchester's symbol for over 150 years. Together we'll get to know Manchester by meandering through the city. You'll be inspired to create your own hexagon bee mosaic, which will be unique and yours to keep as a perfect reminder of your visit to Manchester.
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We will meet inside the entrance hall at Manchester Art gallery. After spotting some bees we will walk through Manchester streets looking up at the stunning buildings. Providing a great opportunity to photograph some of the magnificent architecture Manchester is famous for. Then we’ll make our way to “Foundation Coffee House” Whitworth Street to have a drink and make our Manchester Bee Mosaic
No previous experience is needed. This will be an excellent way of meeting new people if you are travelling alone. I'm looking forward to meeting you.