Box on the Docks

A new initiative from MediaCityUK and Salford Culture and Place Partnership that supported Salford artists to turn 30 sheds and greenhouses into a piece of public art that then became socially-distanced dining experience on the Quays, supporting two of the industries hardest hit by COVID – the arts and hospitality. Coming together in July 2020 to create our ‘Manchester Shed Poem’ was the first time many of the team had been together in months and it did wonders for our mental health, creating our box with positive stories and phrases focusing on community, friendship and our heroes. This has now grown into an ongoing relationship with MediaCityUK and Box on the Docks and we were invited back for the Winter season – this time redesigning our shed with winter trees and seasonal messages – and will be part of the upcoming Spring season due to launch in May 2021.