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.