Manchester Day 2022: Created for Young People, by Young People

Manchester Day is back! On Sunday 19 June young people from across the city will host an epic day of sounds, moves, and more in Piccadilly Gardens - all created by young people, for young people.

Manchester's favourite day - Manchester Day- returns on Sunday 19 June and Piccadilly Gardens will host a vibrant set of  DJs, live singers, dancers and poetry readings from 11:00 am till 5pm.  All of the acts and activities that will take place have been carefully selected by Manchester Youth Council.

A packed programme of exciting and fun activities for all ages will take place throughout the day, including : face painting, a climbing wall; an Instagram wall, great for those picture-perfect snaps, and a graffiti wall- so young people can express what Manchester means to them through art and creativity.  Moreover, MCR Active will be stationed in Piccadilly Gardens and will be hosting a wide range of sports and fun games for all.  

Manchester City Council have worked with Manchester Youth Council, allowing them to use the space in a way that benefits and, celebrates young people in Manchester as part of “Our Year 2022”. The area aims to be representative of young people from all over the city, showcasing the diversity and brilliance of Manchester's youth.  

 Our Year 2022 is a scheme launched by Manchester City Council and is a year dedicated to shining the spotlight on the city’s young people. From providing opportunities, to amplifying their voices, Our Year 2022 is a chance for young people in the city to have their talents recognised and is an opportunity for young people to make up for all the lost opportunities due to the pandemic.  

Councillor Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day, said:  

“Manchester Day 2022 feels even more special than it usually does because we're focussing this time on young people and the amazing contribution they make to our city.  Manchester Day this year is for them, and we've been working very closely with Manchester Youth Council to help make their ideas and plans for Piccadilly Gardens on the day a reality and to make sure it's a space they can use in a way that celebrates young people.

“Manchester Youth Council have  planned a schedule packed full of talented young people from all corners of the city. From poets and rappers to Instagram walls, Piccadilly Gardens is a must visit spot for Manchester Day fun seekers.”  

Manchester Day is created by Manchester People, commissioned by Manchester City Council, and produced by Walk the Plank.

Keep up with all the Manchester Day news at the official twitter - @Manc_Day , Instagram- @manchesterday and join the conversation using #manchesterday.

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