Sports, leisure and the Arts Manchester Day 2022

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Manchester Day is back and we couldn’t be happier! On Sunday 19 June the streets will once again be filled with movement, music and excitement as the city comes together to celebrate all things mancunian.

2022 is all about Manchester’s children and young people and we want to put them at the heart of everything we do, including Manchester Day.

We are inviting community groups to prioritise young people’s engagement and we want to see young people lead the way in a parade bringing movement, music and excitement to our streets.

We want 2022 to be a year of opportunity and a lasting legacy for all children and young people living in Manchester… a chance to reclaim their futures after the struggles and uncertainties they have faced through the pandemic.

Manchester Day will be the chance for young people to be seen and be heard in one of the biggest events of the year. This year will focus on be what’s important to them… their future, their planet, their friends and family.

How to get involved…

  • Tell us your creative idea and work with a professional artist to develop this into one of the amazing creations for the parade
  • Bring your own colourful costumes or traditional cultural dress and dance, strut, and style your way along the streets
  • Join a pop-up workshop and work with others to make something spectacular.

Or get involved with volunteering opportunities both on the day and to help in the lead up to Manchester Day 2022.

Be green

As always, Manchester Day strives to limit its carbon footprint and impact on the planet. We harness people-power and embrace structures that can be pushed, pulled, wheeled or walked. We’re also big on reusing materials and limiting waste.

The application process

We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part in Manchester Day. However, entry is subject to a selection process and cannot be guaranteed. As resources are limited, we have to say no to some groups. If the event is oversubscribed, priority will be given to:

a) Groups who can demonstrate both a commitment in time (e.g. 1 workshop of 2-3 hours per week for 4 weeks) and the ability to follow through the whole process.

b) Groups who are able to bring some funding or resources to Manchester Day

c) Groups who have a youth focus or who could work collaboratively with young people.

If you want to apply to be part of Manchester Day 2022 please fill in our online form by the end of Friday 11 February.

Manchester City Council are working with Walk the Plank to deliver this amazing event. Please contact us if you have any queries:


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