Canon Adrian Rhodes has joined the Volition team as our Volunteer Bee Coordinator. Known as the “Canon Apiarist” at Manchester Cathedral Adrian has been a beekeeper since 2011, keeping bees at home, on the roof of Manchester Cathedral and is mentor to our volunteers who look after the Beehives at Manchester Cathedral and the Printworks. […]Read More
Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]Read More
We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives.Read More
MIRROR PROJECT are looking for people to walk in a procession created by the Chinese artist Han Bing. It’s a chance to be a part of something special, have fun and make some friends. The message below is from MIRROR PROJECT:
MIRROR PROJECT is nearly here, and excitement is mounting. Come and be part of a rainbow procession of flags of the world, led by Chinese artist Han Bing on Wednesday 10th October.
Come with friends or arrive ready to make new ones, and be part of a major contemporary art event. Everyone will be given the flag of a different nation to wear, and we will parade through the city singing, reciting and chanting – generally making a din – with our faces concealed by a mirror.
At a time when nationalism is on the rise across the world MIRROR PROJECT asks, who has the right to belong, and at what cost? How important are our cultural differences, and what is lost when we ask for those differences to be erased? The procession will end at HOME, on First Street, with drinks and pizza to reward the participants.
BE A PART OF IT
Join the procession by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Smoothing toward Utopia’ and tell us about yourself. Anyone interested in taking part should meet our team at 13:30, Manchester Cathedral, Wednesday 10th October. The procession will start at 15:00 and will take approximately 2hrs. We will finish at HOME, Whitworth Street with pizza, drinks and a chance to socialise, share the experience and make friends with your fellow walkers.
Everyone is welcome.
Han Bing grew up in a small rural village in China, now based in Beijing, he is an artist who works across performance, painting, photography and installation.
This procession is supported by the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester.