The Chinese families and local community enjoy traditional Chinese art and Chinese performing art. As such we are proud to say that we play a significant part in both the Manchester Day Parade and the Chinese New Year activities each year. Our Chinese Culture and Art have influenced the local culture and their activities greatly as was shown in 2017 when our Bee float as a symbolism of Manchester was featured during the Manchester Day Parade and caused influence worldwide. 2018 Manchester day Parade we created floats like the Chinese Junk Ship and Chinese lanterns which has attracted media attention and received positive response from the Manchester community.
Manchester Day Parade
The Manchester Day Parade is an annual event and 2018 it was widely celebrated in Manchester with over thousands of people in the audience. Following the theme of ‘word on the street’ this year we focused on calligraphy and the Chinese Junk Ship inspired by the street art in the Manchester Chinese car park. The parade was filled with strong colours and people coming together to celebrate the diversity of the Manchester community. We were proud to promote Chinese culture and the Chinese community in the UK and encourage greater learning of different cultures to bring everyone together.
In 2017, it was more poignant then ever as the whole city had been affected by the terrible attack and innocent lives lost in May. The public was really moved by the appearance of your bee sculpture at the parade and erupted into a loud applause, everyone who saw it and heard that it had come all the way from Luxembourg and sent by the Mayor and the citizens there were moved by the gesture. It is beautiful, colourful bee sculpture combining with the Chinese story of The Legend of the White Snake(白蛇传) that really stood out from the crowd, this act has helped to promote a stronger feeling of unity and kindness in the city and we all cherish the warm regards sent with the bee sculpture.
Parade reports are available to view.
Manchester Day Parade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-gx8kZNIvg