5 May 2016

Manchester Day 2016

WoW workshop opens on former Corrie soap set

“We’re delighted to be working with Manchester City Council once again on this our 7th Manchester Day which has now become one of the biggest days out of the year for the people of Manchester. It’s quirky, eccentric, hugely creative and a fantastic showcase for community self- expression.

Ellie Turner, Manchester Day Producer

This year’s Manchester Day – entitled Eureka – celebrates the city’s reputation as the birthplace of science and invention, in all its forms.

So, it was not without a touch of irony that we found ourselves in the former Granada Studios set of Coronation Street (a very unique Mancunian invention) which is to become our new WoW workshop for 2016.

With the Coronation Street sets now moved to the new ITV studios next to the BBC’s Media City in Salford, we now have their cavernous empty studio space in which our artists can work with this year’s selection of community groups.

Tuesday April 26 saw our inaugural meeting of artists and collaborators with Liz Pugh, Walk the Plank co-founder and Manchester Day executive producer, making key introductions and setting the context of the Eureka! theme which neatly provides a warm up to Manchester playing host to the European City of Science.

Manchester Day producer Ellie Turner introduced artists to a familiar face Candida Boyes who once again plays a pivotal role as Creative Producer, a job which involves ensuring the creative interpretations by artists and community groups meet our exacting standards for work that is the very best in outdoor arts creative expression.