Make a Manchester Bee Mosaic

25nov10:00 am2:00 pmMake a Manchester Bee Mosaic

Event Details

Make your own Manchester Bee Mosaic with local artist Amanda McCrann

These complimentary tickets are for guests of Whitworth Locke Hotel only. Please email with confirmation of your hotel reservation to receive the code which unlocks your free ticket. General members of the public should go to Amanda McCrann Mosaic Experience to purchase their tickets for admission.


We’ll meet at the house desk just before the start and head to the entrance hall at Manchester Art Gallery together.

The art gallery is the perfect meeting spot where we’ll spot a few bees in the gallery. I’ll explain the significance of the Manchester bee, Industrial Revolution and Cottonopolis. We’ll also look at the gorgeous William De Morgan Victorian tiles and Pre-Raphaelite Art.

Then we will walk to the Waterhouse Pub to pay homage to the architect Alfred Waterhouse (1830 ~1905) who designed the gothic style masterpiece that is Manchester Town Hall and the incredible bee mosaic floor.

Walking around the outside of the Town Hall, as it is being refurbished until 2024, we will walk through Library Walk. Here we can see the cotton flower mosaic floor and spot some more worker bees.

After this brief tour, the workshop will take place for you to make your bee mosaic. All the materials will be provided for you to make your bee. I’ll guide you through the mosaic process and technique, sharing my skills and tips on how to make the best bee mosaic.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Whitworth Locke, Civic Quarter

74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD