Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester the Star of the Show ; Special Day to Honour Our Great City Is to Be Marked with Creation of a New 'Solar System'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester the Star of the Show ; Special Day to Honour Our Great City Is to Be Marked with Creation of a New 'Solar System'

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A NEW 'solar system' will be created to celebrate this year's Manchester Day.

Albert Square will be transformed on Sunday, June 19, as families create new cosmic communities at the interactive 'Select Your Universe' activity.

As people contribute to the project, the mobile universe will take shape, filling Albert Square with a huge three-dimensional creation.

Top artists will be on-hand to help crowds create the newest intergalactic masterpiece to celebrate this year's Manchester theme - Eureka!

The theme was chosen after Manchester was named the European City of Science 2016.

Along with the galactic celebrations in Albert Square, there will also be live street theatre and visits from Manchester Day's own time-travelling robot explorer Albot[sup 2]. Several parts of the city centre - including Great Northern Square, St Ann's Square and Exchange Square - will come alive with a variety of performances, music and street food during the day.

The parade will see dozens of brightly-coloured floats winding through the city centre, leaving Liverpool Road at 1pm and ending at Exchange Square at around 2. …

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