Each year we invite applications from groups and individuals wanting to take part in Manchester Day. 

Participate and Perform

Take part in Manchester Day 2017: Sunday June 18
Deadline for applications: Monday 6 February 2017

We are looking for community groups, volunteers and organisations throughout the city to apply to be part of Manchester Day 2017.
With your help on Sunday 18 June, we will create a wonderful parade celebrating the city of Manchester and what it means to be Mancunian. Together we will transform some of Manchester’s city squares with amazing décor, mouthwatering food and vibrant performance.

Manchester Day ……………………… Abracadabra!
The theme is all about magic – from the thrill of the make believe to the real magic of science, Manchester is always conjuring up something different to defy expectations. This year we want to work with you to pull rabbits out of hats and conjure up wonderful visions of the magic of Manchester!

How to get involved…
• This year we are asking groups to work collaboratively in developing and realising themed sections.
• Creative ideas to develop floats, costumes, music and performance for both the parade and the squares will be inspired by the overall Manchester Day theme.
• Walk the Plank will team you with professional support from an artist/co-ordinator to develop your section.

If you’re not part of a group

The WOW Crowd! gives individuals a chance to take part and create a section. Being part of the WOW Crowd will give you a great opportunity to meet people, work with artists, musicians and performers. Find out more about the WOW Crowd.
You can volunteer to help in the lead up to Manchester Day and/or on the day itself. Find out more about volunteering.

Manchester Day is a GREEN event….
The use of vehicles or diesel-powered generators is discouraged. Within the parade itself we actively embrace structures which can be walked, pushed, pulled or wheeled.

About the application to participate process
We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part in Manchester Day. However entry is subject to a selection process and cannot be guaranteed.
If the event is oversubscribed as in all previous years, priority will be given to:
a) Groups who can demonstrate both a commitment in time (e.g. 1 workshop of 2-3 hours per week for 4 weeks) and the ability to follow through the whole process.
b) Groups who are able to bring some funding or resources to Manchester Day.

Application form

First name (required)

Last name (required)


Your Postcode

Daytime Phone

Mobile Phone

Your Email (required)

Are you applying as a group or an individual? (required)
 Group Individual

Group applications only

Group Name?

How many regularly attend your group?

Age Ranges?

How often do you meet?

Where does your group do its activities? (please tick all that apply)
 Ancoats & Clayton Ardwick Baguley Bradford Brooklands Burnage Charlestown Cheetham Chorlton Chorlton Park City Centre Crumpsall Didsbury East Didsbury West Fallowfield Gorton North Gorton South Harpurhey Higher Blackley Hulme Levenshulme Longsight M.Platting & N. Heath Moss Side Moston Northenden Old Moat Rusholme Sharston Whalley Range Withington Woodhouse Park City Wide (across most areas) Other (please specify in the next question)

Other (including other Greater Manchester areas)

Are your group able to attend 3-4 workshops (2-3 hours per workshop) to help create and make your section?
 Yes No

All applicants

Please tick below how you would like to be involved in Manchester Day 2017. (required)
 As a group, working with an artist to create decoration, costumes, performance or a structure Bring your own costumes, float, music to Manchester Day As a volunteer in the lead up and making of Manchester Day As a volunteer on the day. Be part of the new WOW Crowd

If you had to choose something to celebrate, would you choose: (required)
 The past The present The future

Are you able to bring any resources to the Manchester Day?

Funding – approximate amount. (required)

Resources: staff/volunteer time, please give a brief outline of numbers and time available (required)


Any other information/notes you would like to add

I would like to receive Manchester City Council’s ebulletin and receive information about major events straight to my inbox
 Yes No

I would like to receive Walk the Plank’s enewsletter
 Yes No