Bee In The City’s Celebratory Farewell Weekend

This weekend saw Bee in the City’s Celebratory Farewell Weekend at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. This special event gave Bee seekers the chance to see all of the 101 giant Bee in the City sculptures together for one last time.

The event also gave trail hunters the opportunity to complete their trail activity, if they hadn’t managed it during the Summer, with this bee-utiful display.

The bees were displayed both inside, and outside, of the Velodrome and it was lovely to walk around and take a leisurely look at them all.  It gave us the opportunity to take a really close look at all of the bees, their artists, and the inspiration behind each design.

The bees ranged from reflecting the Manchester skyline, the diversity of people in Manchester, the history of Manchester, plus many more.


There were also lots of other activities, including face painting, candle making, live music, street food, an art fair and street theatre acts including Egg People’s interactive performance Waggle Dance, a high impact, interactive, playful, walkabout act.  Their funny dance, and antics, were hilarious.

Bee In The City Farewell Weekend Egg People Waggle Dance



The Bees are now to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity.

Some of the bees to be auctioned include: –

Rock ‘N’ Roll

Signed by Liam Gallagher

Bee Live in Mcr

Signed by many world-famous music artists, including Gary Barlow, Ed Sheeran, Mick Jagger, Taylor Swift, Blossoms, Courteeners, Liam & Noel Gallagher & Foo Fighters.

Bee In The City - Bee Live In Mcr

Other Bees to be auctioned include: –

  • This is Manchester
  • Colourful Manchester Skyline Bee
  • Mr Bee’nn
  • A City Transformed
  • Manchester’s Buzz
  • My Heart Belongs To This Place
  • Manchester – the Place to ‘Bee’
  • Bee United
  • Mike Summer-Bee


If you are interested in bidding for a Bee at the sparkling Charity Auction on Wednesday 17th October, visit the website here to register your interest.  Alternatively, you can register for online bidding here.


Bee In The City Farewell Weekend Bidder


The auction took place on Wednesday 17th October where the remaining Bees were auctioned off.  The auction managed to raise £1,128,250 for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity!  What an amazing achievement! Well done to all involved!

If you would like to find out more about the We Love Mcr Charity, and how you can donate, take a look at the website here.