Lunar New Year has kicked off in style this year in Manchester, with not only an excellent programme of events in store for the occasion, but also a fantastic installation which has proudly popped up on St. Ann’s Square.
Commissioned by Manchester Business Improvement District and designed by Manchester-based Decordia, the wonderful tiger sculpture will remain in the city centre square up until Friday – when the city’s celebrations will culminate with a fantastic festival of food, live performances and more.
Cleverly constructed out of recycled materials, the structure “appears as delicate as a children’s toy yet is every bit as powerful as those found in the wild” – the perfect representation for the Year of the Tiger.
Jane Sharrocks, General Manager of Selfridges Exchange Square and Manchester BID Chair said: “This is the eighth year of collaboration between FCAM, Manchester City Council and Manchester BID on the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations. As one of Manchester’s most popular annual events, we were really keen to create a visually powerful installation in the heart of the city centre which can be enjoyed by visitors, city centre workers and residents.”