Manchester Day 2019 -10 out of 10

Date: 23 June 2019 to 23 June 2019

Location: Manchester City Centre

Client: Manchester City Council

Manchester Day returns this June to mark its tenth amazing year with a city centre-wide celebration of all things Mancunian that has evolved into so much more than just a parade, commissioned by Manchester City Council.

So make sure you save the date - Sunday 23 June 2019.

Given that it’s our tenth year, we’re excited to announce that this year's theme is ‘10 out of 10’. As well as giving us the chance to celebrate 10 fantastic years of Manchester Day, we are giving this great northern city top marks for its successes in science and industry, education, music and sporting achievements. This year’s theme will be sure to spark some 10 out of 10 creative responses from our participating community groups and their supporting artists.

Procession, music, dance, outdoor theatre – Manchester Day is an exuberant celebration of a proud city, for its people, by its people. This year it’s even more extraordinary as we’re celebrating 10 incredible years of this big day out in the city.

With an estimated audience of 90,000 or more, Manchester Day is a fantastic example of how something as celebratory as a city parade can give communities, artists and the visiting public such a sense of pride, a sense of place and a great collective, shared experience.

There’s plenty of ways to get involved. If you want to be part of our team of volunteers who play such an important part in making this event happen, keep an eye out for announcements on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and also take a look at the Manchester Day website for further details.

You can also sign up to be part of the WOW crowd – a brilliant opportunity to meet people, work with artists, musicians and performers. The WOW workshops give you the chance to work as part of a group with artists to create a collaborative piece for the parade.

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Created by Manchester People. Commissioned by Manchester City Council.  Produced by Walk the Plank

Photos in image gallery: Mark Waugh
"We've now reached 10 incredible years with Manchester Day which is why our 'Ten out of Ten' theme is designed to give our community groups the chance to celebrate who or what they want to give top marks to in this great city through their creative entries to this year's parade.

"As usual, the theme will be extended to an exciting programme of events taking place in St Ann's Square and Cathedral Gardens and we're really excited to see the whole thing come together as the day unfolds."

Liz Pugh, Creative Producer
Project Specification
Learning & Development
Project Scale
Creative Content
Costumes and props
Mobile structures
Parades and processions