Cities Of Hope 2018

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Arts, News - 3 Comments
Serenity by Snik part of Cities of Hope 300

Amazing news, at last! Cities of Hope will return to the streets of Manchester in 2018 (here’s what they did in 2016). To mark the announcement, a stunning new piece called ‘Serenity‘ has been unveiled here in the Northern Quarter. The Cities of Hope street art convention will be held in September 2018, with the full programme announced in March.

Serenity by Snik part of Cities of Hope3

In the shadow of Stevenson Square, where the Suffragettes once gathered defiant over 100 years ago, ‘Serenity‘ is the first of the street art convention’s Tributes to Hope.

“This tribute is in gratitude to all women that stand against injustice. The artwork recognises their strength, resolve and dignity, a testimony to what they have endured and still endure, to make the world a better place, for all of us.” ~ Cities of Hope

‘Serenity’ is the production of the female and male partnership SNIK. With over a decade’s experience painting walls they have established themselves as one of the most progressive stencil artists of the moment. Their bold aesthetic is characterised by frozen scenes of dynamic action often at impressive scale.

Serenity, Manchester, credit @fifthwalltv

‘Serenity’ can be seen on Lever Street, behind The Cow Hollow Hotel, just off Stevenson Square, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1BE.

The 2018 convention builds on what was achieved in 2016. Standing defiant, their artists will produce a new street gallery that illustrates how ordinary people achieve the extraordinary, overcoming adversity and building resilience to strengthen their communities to make the world a better place.

Cities of Hope 2018 will once again bring the world’s biggest street artists to Manchester to showcase their talents and share their artistic voice with the world. I can’t wait!