Manchester Day 2020: Our Planet, Our City

Location: Manchester City Centre

Client: Manchester City Council

June 2020 update  

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, the original date of Sunday June 21 has been postponed. 

Whether Manchester Day is actually a live event, a live-streamed event or something else has yet to be decided.  The final decision rests with Manchester City Council but is obviously linked to much bigger directives from the government on the movement of people and public gatherings as we emerge from lockdown.

The proposed theme 'Our Planet, Our City' remains the same and we're excited to be working with the internationally-renowned theatre designer Dan Potra who is helping us create a number of set pieces in collaboration with some of our UK-based artists.

An overview of this year's theme

The urgency of climate change requires us all to rethink as well as to recycle … now’s the time to forge new ideas from recycled materials as we once again harness the amazing power of people to make the North’s most amazing parade.

Manchester Day 2020 will celebrate the live wires in our communities, galvanise our neighbourhoods and electrify the streets with a surge of energy as our city rises to the challenge of using less now to save it for/protect it for the future … on the longest day, as the sun reaches its highest point in the year, we will recharge our city’s batteries and kick start summer in the city.

Come together once more for the 11th Manchester Day Parade for our city and our planet…

How to get involved…

  • You can volunteer to help in the lead up to Manchester Day and/or on the day itself
  • Thanks to a C-Change award, we’re on the lookout for ‘citizen champions’ who wish to spread the word amongst the Manchester Day community on how people can make a difference in terms of environmental sustainability. Get in touch if that's you.

Manchester Day 2019: 10 out of 10 from Walk the Plank on Vimeo.

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Parades and processions