‘In Our Nature’ pop-up shop
‘In our nature’ is a very cool pop up shop in St Ann’s Arcade in Manchester City Centre. An immersive nature experience in one of central Manchester’s busiest streets, the pop-up is a beautiful space that turns a typical shop front into one taken over by plants and nature. Visitors can relax amongst the plants, the smells of nature and projections of green spaces from around the city.
At the centre of the experience is a sound installation, featuring 'the sound of Manchester's nature' tracks created in collaboration with sound artist and composer Jason Singh and Manchester’s spoken word collective Young Identity. Visitors can listen to these tracks created by transforming ‘biodata’ generated from plants around Moss Side and a mix of voices from local residents, and vote on their favourite.
The shop is part of the ‘In Our Nature’ programme (led by Hubbub, Manchester Climate Change Agency and Partnership, Manchester City Council, Amity CIC, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Commonplace) working with communities in Manchester to find creative solutions to the climate crisis, using nature as a gateway to inspire positive climate action, with a big focus on removing barriers for those facing barriers to spending time in nature.
The 'In Our Nature pop-up shop' has created by Hubbub and Playground Design Studio. All the materials used to create the space were locally sourced, reused or recyclable. The plants have been supplied by local business Plant Shop Manchester. All the plants in the shop will go on to have new homes across the city.
The ‘In Our Nature’ pop-up is located at St Anns Arcade, 10-12A St Anns Sq, Manchester M2 7HW, from 9th – 17th October, open every weekday from 11AM-2PM and 4PM-7PM, and on weekends from 10AM to 8PM.
St Ann’s Arcade, 10-12A St Ann’s Sq, Manchester M2 7HW
Mon 11 Oct 2021 to Sun 17 Oct 2021