Photo Gallery: Giant inflatable monsters unveiled in Manchester
Halloween looks a little different this year, what with the Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions putting a stop to Halloween hi-jinx, but you can still get your spooky fix if you head into Manchester city centre.
While we’ve all experienced enough of a scare this year, we’re excited to see the return of Manchester’s giant monster inflatables, created by artists Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas of Designs in Air.
Organised by Manchester’s Business Improvement District, Manchester BID, which represents more than 400 city centre retailers and restaurants, the monsters will be appearing at Spinningfields, Moda Angel Gardens, Manchester Arndale, The Printworks, Selfridges, 111 Piccadilly and Great Northern Warehouse. To complement the monster at 111 Piccadilly, developer of the building, Bruntwood Works, has commissioned light art by Artin Light. Visitors to the city centre will be able to see some old favourites including Filthy Luker’s iconic giant tentacles along with new commissions for this year. And those who share their pics of the monsters on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #MCRMonsters will be in with a chance of winning a shopping weekend in Manchester.
Main image credit Carl Sukonik/The Vain Photos.
Watch the below video of spooky goings-on in Manchester City Centre. Video credit: Carl Sukonik/The Vain Photos.
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