St Ann’s Square



Get creative in the WoW Zone as St Ann’s Square is transformed into a hive of activity and a marvellous making station. There’s plenty of ways to get involved. Have a go at making your own parade hat. Move your feet to the beat, join a dance session and parade in the people’s procession at 5pm.

Photo credit: Rich Kenworthy.




12.00–12.20 Rhythm of Life Choir
Voices from The Christie Hospital and Maggie’s Centre share the joy of singing
12.25–12.45 Dance Like A Mother
Boogie with your baby
12.50–1.10 Simply SingingSinging for health, singing for everyone
1.20–1.40 Dance Like A Mother
Boogie with your baby
1.45–2.25 KYSO Fashion Show
Music and style
2.30–2.50 Manchester Show Choir
Roof-raising pop hits and musical theatre
2.55–3.15 IRMÃ
Stunning lyrical dance duo
3.20–3.40 Chorus UK
Rapping, dancing and singing mash-up
3.45–3.55 Chameleon Youth
New moves to fantastic Manchester music
4.05–4.35 British Pakistani Cultural Association
EDhol drumming to heat the streets
4.40–5.25 KYSO
5.30–6.00 Jubacana
Fantastic fusion beats from Brazil, Africa and India



3.00–3.25 Chorus of Others
Acapella tunes to make you smile
3.30–4.00 Ruth Owens
Singer-songwriter performing folk and pop
4.05–4.20 Baybeat Beats to make you boogie


12.30 – 1.00 Angie Mack Hula Hoop Performance 
2.00 – 2.30 Angie Mack Hula Hoop Workshop
3.30 – 4.00 Angie Mack Hula Hoop Workshop


12.00–6.00 Win with Manchester Airport
Try your hand at the Buzz Wire Game to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize. Get in the party spirit with free face-painting (until 5pm)
12.00–6.00 Join the party
* Drop in to our Creation Station and get creative with hat making and carnival moves.
You’ll have the chance to win one of three fabulous prizes

* At 5pm join the People’s Procession from St Ann’s Square to Cathedral Gardens led by mass dance guru, Jeanefer Jean Charles and our fabulous street band, Boom Bike Bourrée.


Face painting

Download the MCR day 2019 St. Ann’s Square programme

Watch out for some pop-up performances too
More music, dance and performances in Cathedral Gardens.
All timings are subject to change.