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Manchester Day 2017 set to be an extravaganza of performance and family fun

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By Daniel J Broadley


One of the UK’s largest outdoor events and community projects, Manchester Day, returns this summer on Sunday 18th June. The theme this year is ‘Abracadabra’ and is inspired by the wonders of science.

Run by Manchester City Council and outdoor arts group Walk The Plank, the festivities include a parade, street food traders, live bands and performers and four squares across the city being transformed into an extravaganza of colour, performance and fun.

The organisers are now inviting anyone and everyone to get involved with this year’s celebration by applying online. Whether you are a group or an individual, part of an established performance or simply want to be a part of the WOW CROWD, all applications are welcome. The deadline is Monday 6th February.

The WOW CROWD gives individuals not connected to a community group the chance to work with artists, choreographers and musicians on a collaborative piece as part of the parade or to work backstage.

Councillor and Chair of Manchester Day Pat Karney told Manchester Evening News, “We’ve all felt the magic of Manchester – the history, the achievements, the pride – and this is your chance to be part of the biggest celebration of the year. The colossal event has become a red letter day that communities across the city look forward to, and this year’s theme will reveal itself as the best yet.

“The magical Abracadabra theme gives this year’s community groups so much scope to be creative with their ideas and gives our magnificent artists a huge challenge to bring everything to life before June. This will be the best thing you do in 2017, so come forward and get involved.”

For a taste of what’s to come, take a look at the video Humanity Hallows produced for Manchester Day 2016:

For more information on Manchester Day 2017, visit the Manchester Day website.

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