Producers: Walk the Plank
Working regionally, nationally and internationally, the award-winning Walk the Plank has developed a rich portfolio of work in its 27-year history and in 2017 moved into its new creative hub in Cobden Street, lead funded by Arts Council England.
From village square to international stage, Walk the Plank works with diverse communities to enrich lives through shared creative experience. Collaboration and co-creativity are key processes in a wide range of shows and events which they produce, based around their pursuit of creative excellence, artistic risk and innovation.
Apart from Manchester Day, recent work in the city includes the Dashehra Diwali Mela finale shows in Albert Square; Swan Song – the evening highlight show at last year’s inaugural Festival of Manchester; and the lead section to the Manchester Pride parades since 2016
In 2002, the company created the closing ceremony to the XVIth Commonwealth Games, and in 2016 produced the lead section of the Olympic Heroes Homecoming parade through the city following the Rio Olympic Games.
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.