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A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras 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. Heavenly Honey produced by our […]

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Sir David Richards, Patron of Volition

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 […]

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Beekeeping newsletter 14th May 2020

What a difference a year makes! As I wander through the silence of the Cathedral, making my way to the spiral staircase that will take me to the roof, I am reminded that only a year ago we were celebrating Manchester City’s Premier League title win. The Cathedral was bustling with people and equipment the […]

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REDS & K 1000 Photography Exhibition at Manchester Central Library

Andrew Redmond (Reds) is a volunteer with Volition at Manchester Cathedral.  He’s a frequent Welcomer at the Cathedral and also volunteers at the Cenotaph.   During the last couple of years, he has worked with Volition’s Artist in Residence Karin Albinsson, on a photography project. ‘Reds’ told Karin of the 1000 photos he had taken and lost six years ago as he went into prison.  It was this loss that started the project ‘Reds & K 1000’.

Karin and Andrew have met up regularly to retake the photos lost. Reds has spent most of his life in and out of institutions. During the project he has rebuilt his life. While Reds rediscovers Manchester through connecting to graffiti and street art, Karin captures his stories.

The Exhibition includes 2500 photos of street art and graffiti created into 9 collages,

and a storyline where Andrew shares his story.  The exhibition is installed in heritage glass cabinets on the first floor at Central Library.  Karin has meticulously curated Andrew’s work so that they best utilise the space.  Karin says, “Andrew wants people to know he is a man who cares about people and his city of Manchester, despite his past”.

Andrew and Karin are very thankful to Volition for raising the funding to make it possible to continue the work started in 2017. The Library gets 4000 visitors a day so lots of people will see his work.  Karin says, “Andrew can be very proud, he has been fully committed right through. He is a star!”

‘Reds & K 1000’, an Exhibition by Andrew Redmond and Karin Albinsson
Funded by Volition
Manchester Central Library, First Floor
1st of June – 18 of September.

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