Well | Bee in the city

We are the official Health and Wellbeing partner for Bee in the City.

For nine weeks from 23rd July – 23rd September, over 100 giant bee sculptures will create a city-wide, experiential art trial that will bring together businesses, local schools and communities to celebrate Manchester’s heritage and culture.  Bee in the City is expected to be one of the largest public art events ever held in Manchester, attracting over 1million visitors to the city!

Residents and visitors to Manchester will follow the bee trail, using the Bee in the City app to ‘collect’ each bee on the trail, which could include anything and everything from The Bee Gees to Bee-am Gallagher and there’s even a bee signed by Queen B (Beyoncé) herself!

We’ve got TWO bees of our very own; Bee-Vina McCall designed & decorated by Jen Pye, Delivery Manager at Well. and The Lock Keeper’s Bee (on the right) beautifully decorated by local artist Adam Pryce.


Getting out and about on the Bee in the City Art Trial is a great way for all the family to be active together. The Bee in the City app will include a Well pedometer and other healthy initiatives to improve well-bee-ing while en route. So, to complement the trail, we’ve put together our own programme of free health and wellbeing activities called Feel Good Fridays.

JOIN US every Friday for 30mins at midday from 27th July to 21st September for free family fun in the historic setting of Deansgate– Castlefield. There are nine different activities to try, from Disco YogaPilates to Mindfulness - all abilities and all ages are welcome! No bookings required - just turn up and get ready for some Friday fun.

Attendance will be on first come first served basis.

If you would like to print this schedule off you can so with a print friendly version here

If you have not been to Castlefield before don't worry. Here are the addresses of each area:

The Wharf

6 Slate Wharf, Manchester M15 4ST

Albert’s Shed

18-20 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ

Dukes 92

18 - 25 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ

Traveling by car?

Put M3 4LZ in to your satnav and there is parking on the street and a car park a short distance away.

Traveling by public transport?

Closest Metrolink station - Deansgate & Castlefield

Closest train station - Deansgate

For more info on Feel Good Fridays or to get involved in any of our weekly competitions follow us on social media Twitter & Facebook.


Visit beeinthecitymcr.co.uk for details of self-guided and guided walks to help you explore more of the city.