Carnival of Creatures

This two-part event by Rising Up! Manchester Families celebrates life, nature and the wonderful web of life on earth which is being lost. It is a call to action, to not let nature – which we are a part of and which we need to stay alive – be erased.

Protest march

Saturday 01 June / 1pm for 1:30pm departure / All Saints Park Oxford Road Manchester 

All ages. Let’s get noticed and take our message to the streets in a riot of colour, sound and people. We will be joined by circus folk and musicians and we’d love to have you too.

Creative family sessions 

Monday 27 May – Saturday 01 June / across Manchester

Join these Manchester venues offering free drop in creative sessions to help you get prepared and in the mood for the Carnival of Creatures. Sessions suitable for all ages but younger ones will need your help. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Hulme Community Garden Centre (Monday 27 and Wednesday 29 May 12-3pm)

Come and make a fabulous headpiece for the Carnival of Creatures from recycled and natural materials. 

Hulme Community Garden Centre / 28 Old Birley St / Manchester / M15 5RG

Manchester Art Gallery (Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May 1-3pm)

Artists Carly Bainbridge and Jayson Gylen are on hand to help you make a parade-worthy prop to bring on the Carnival of Creatures

You can also make a placard demanding action on climate breakdown to display on the front railings, let’s make people listen! And as part of the Get Together and Get Things Done exhibition families will be invited to join a collaborative project to show the power we have when we get together. There will also be a climate scientist on hand to answer questions.

Manchester Art Gallery / Mosley St / Manchester / M2 3JL

People’s History Museum (Wednesday 29May 1-3pm)

Join artist-led session to make beautiful things for the ‘Carnival of Creatures’ using fabric pens and patch making techniques. 

People’s History Museum / Left Bank / Spinningfields / Manchester / M3 3ER

Manchester Museum (Saturday 1 June 11-12:45) 

It’s a jam-packed session with nature, art, face painting, a chance to make wings to wear in the Carnival of Creatures, storytelling and play. Plus come and meet Rising Up! Manchester Families. 

Part of Manchester Museum’s Heritage Futures Studio where we are asking people to help us imagine, design and begin to create the future together

Manchester Museum / The University of Manchester / Oxford Road / Manchester / M13 9PL

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