The Royal Exchange Manchester is part of this year’s Manchester Flower Festival, which is taking place from Friday 24th to Monday 27th May. The city is hosting the floral celebrations for the seventh year, and organiser, CityCo is set to delight all with themed decorations, live music, alfresco food and drink, workshops, and more.

Located within the Festival Zone, The Royal Exchange is part of the Floral Displays and Garden Trail. As this year’s theme is ‘Manchester Icons in Flowers’, a fabulous floral representation is being created of Manchester icon Rowetta, from Happy Mondays. The songstress will be crafted from a mannequin, with her hair and outfit inspired by another city icon, the Manchester Bee.

Designer, Royal Exchange Flowers, will create a bright hive of fresh and dried flowers, and plants including peonies, sunflowers, roses, and more. The colours will be inspired by the 1990s and the English rock band, to celebrate Manchester’s iconic music scene. Music from some of Manchester’s finest including Oasis, The Stone Roses, and Blossoms will play over the speakers to fill the air of the arcade over the weekend.

Georgia Orzel, Building Manager at The Royal Exchange Manchester said, “We’re so excited to welcome back The Manchester Flower Festival over the bank holiday weekend. Last year, our Hilda Ogden display was very popular amongst visitors, so we hope this year’s piece is just as loved.”

But that’s not all. You could get your hands on a prize worth up to £1,000. The #QueenBeeRowetta Prize Draw launches on Monday 20th May until Monday 27th May and will see one lucky winner get their hands on a £200 Mint Velvet Gift Card, two tickets to The Importance of Being Earnest at The Royal Exchange Theatre, a Cocktail Afternoon Tea for two at Annie’s, and much more!

To enter, head to The Royal Exchange Manchester’s Instagram and Facebook channels. For more information and for full Prize Draw T&Cs, click here.

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