We're proud to announce that Seashell Trust are taking part in Manchester's Bee in the City art event running from the 23rd July - 23rd September 2018! After four weeks of hard work from our staff, volunteers and of course our amazing students, Shellbee is preparing to go on display in the Royal Exchange Theatre!

By bringing together different textures, sounds, lights, vibrations and interactive elements, our bee sculpture serves as a celebration of children and young people with complex learning disabilities - as well as making for a truly multisensory piece of art that anyone is able to engage with!  

Special thanks go to: Laltex who sponsored our project; the Hallé's Chris Emerson for his tireless research into bee sounds in order to record the best buzzes using a viola, didgeridoo, his voice and throat-singing; musician and music-producer Stevie Williams, who mastered the buzz sounds and created a variety of resonance; arts technologist Chris Ball from Drake Music who helped make the interactive elements of the sculpture; Christian Knott, a builder who made the fused-glass wings possible; Les Stinger, who photographed the project; volunteers Peter, Sue, Danielle and Nicola who donated their time to help create the mosaic with ceramic tiles made by our students, and of course the children and young people themselves, without whom this wouldn't be possible.