bbc.co.uk
Home
Explore the BBC

24 September 2014
2002 News Banner

BBC Homepage
England
Manchester
» 2002
News
Baton
Events
Festival
Nations
Interactive
Talkback
Tickets
Venues
Volunteers
Who's Who
Links 

Contact Us


Tuesday 2nd July 2002
Commonwealth Games Sculpture Unveiled

Cameron Wilson admiring the newly installed Sculpture

A bronze sculpture, inspired and designed exclusively by the community of east Manchester has been unveiled by Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr Roy Walters, at the city of Manchester Stadium.

Designed with the help of Longsight-based artists Hetty Chapman and Karen Allerton, the creative artwork symbolises key aspects of the area from its past, present and future while at the same time commemorating the Commonwealth Games.

The project involved a number of local groups including Discus Youth Group, Bradford Day Centre, the Homework Club and Adult IT Group at Beswick Library and St Brigid's and The Church of the Resurrection Primary Schools in partnership with East Manchester Community Forum, East Manchester New Deal for Communities and Manchester 2002.

Constructed from bronze, stainless steel and concrete, the artwork contains messages of welcome as well as poetry, words and images that link the area to its past, its present and the Games and its future association with Manchester City Football Club.

The sculpture has been installed at the main pedestrian entrance of the City of Manchester Stadium site. Following the Commonwealth Games, it will moved to its permanent home at Philips Park.

Top of page
Must see
Tickets
Spirit of Friendship Festival
Venues
E-mail

manchester.online @bbc.co.uk

 


About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy