Producers: Walk the Plank
Salford based arts organisation Walk the Plank return as Producers of Manchester Day. Walk the Plank are outdoor arts experts, who create powerful events with mass appeal. From international stage to village square, their team develop remarkable creative experiences designed to be shared – from theatrical celebrations to touring productions, parades to once in a lifetime spectacles on a grand scale.
Their work has been acclaimed throughout the world, from the opening ceremony of the 2011 European Capital of Culture in Turku, Finland to Ar Waith Ar Daith in 2015 celebrating Wales Millennium Centre’s 10th Anniversary. Many Manchester residents will recall their breath-taking closing ceremony to the 2002 Commonwealth Games featuring a large scale lantern display and hundreds of local community participants.
In 2013 the team worked alongside London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony writer Frank Cottrell Boyce to create a major event for the first ever UK City of Culture in Derry~Londonderry entitled The Return of Colmcille.
Artists working with Manchester Day
Each year Walk the Plank pair artists with successful applicant groups and individuals to help realise participants’ ambitious creative ideas. Creative development project ELEVATE also sees emerging artists paired with established artists to share skills and knowledge.