In Colourful Company | #ManchesterColourWalk
Music by Joakim Karud
Nudged in the direction of ‘oh, that’s what day it is!’ by Alex (who did a beautiful job of capturing everyone in their technicolour glory – head on over HERE to have a scroll through all his shots), I found myself in company of quite the rainbow-hued bunch a few weeks back, joining In Colourful Company’s Manchester Colour Walk, co-hosted by my gal pal Karen, with Bianca and Nicola.
Running on over to the station clad in the one most colourful item I own (a navy blue shirt – yup…navy blue, pushing out the colour-boat!), I took up my spot alongside the rainbow-balloon-holding hosts and gabbing-gaggle of guests, ready for a long-and-lovely walk that took us from our meeting place in Piccadilly (where I met ICC’s founder, Toni, for the very first time since connecting back mid-2016 – oh, the warmth of that lady! Exactly the sort of person you want welcoming you into the day!), out and through Stevenson Square and the NQ (taking in its colourful classics!), before looping out towards Oxford Road to end in The Font (somewhere I missed checking out because, wait for it, I had to go to Tesco).
From Northern Quarter Greening’s wild, ahem, greenery, to Mr Smith’s Dream (set back in a wall of the Manchester Craft and Design Centre), the group lit up pavements with their enthusiastic chatter, swapping stories and learning more about each other (in-between obligatory boomerangs and street art snapping) over the couple of hours spent together. Ever-delighted by the opportunity to see Manchester through the eyes of visitors, it was a lap-it-all-up experience, and one I used to have a little go at people-photo’ing (rather than façade freezing, for a change!) while navigating busy Saturday streets (and passing-by inquisitive looks!).