Bee-yond Expectations

Come meet our 'Bee-yond Expectations' sculpture at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital!

Our ‘Bee-yond Expectations’ bee sculpture was one of 100 unique bees scattered across Manchester as part of the ‘Bee in the City’ project in the summer of 2018, which was run by the ‘Wild in Art’ and Manchester City Council, and it has now found its forever home at MREH.

The sculpture was kindly sponsored by the NHS, and is sensory themed so has tactile and multi sensory elements. Our artist is Monique,  known more commonly by her artistic name ‘Wild Portrait Artist’, and our Bee has taken up residence in the atrium at MREH on Oxford Road, on the left-hand side of the ground floor.

Audio-description of the sculpture

We were thrilled to partner once again with Anne Hornsby from Mind’s Eye to provide audio description! You can listen to our immersive audio description accompanied by real recordings of bees, provided by sound artist Dan Fox, below:

Don’t forget to take photos of yourself with our bee, and tag us in with the hashtag #beeyondexpectations so we can share it on our Facebook and our Twitter pages!

To celebrate the sculpture we are selling some limited edition Henshaws pink bee badges. There are only a limited number of these badges available so order yours now to ensure you don't miss out!

Buy one of our 'Bee-yond Expectations' Bee Badges
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Our support often begins at the hospital, right at the point of diagnosis.  Henshaws Patient Support Officers are based at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) five days a week and Altrincham Hospital two days a week, where they offer practical and emotional support for patients as well as their families.

To arrange an appointment or find out more, contact our patient support office on 0161 276 5515. Our Patient Support Officers may be with someone when you call, so please leave a message and they will get back to you.

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