A large carnival parade. The five senses converted into sculptural, musical,
performance and parade form with more than 300 participants.


The first non-motorised, all acoustic, people-oriented, smelly parade Manchester ever experienced!

A unique event for Stockport, Bury and Manchester during the Streets Ahead Festival, specially commissioned for Manchester BBC Music Live – transforming the 5 senses into carnival forms with music, moving sculpture, elaborate costumes, images to smell and offerings to taste; featuring more than 300 participants, on a parade route from Shambles Square, through St Ann’s Square, onto Cross Street and finishing in Albert Square.



Overall Conception, Design and Direction
Sue Auty and Edward Taylor
Float Construction and Mechanical Invention
Sue Auty, Dave Chadwick, Greville White and Jonathan Woolfenden
Workshops by
Sue Auty, Laurence Lane and Edward Taylor
Schools Workshop Coordination
Kevin Keane (MANCAT)
Musical Director
Tony Watt
Danny Henry
Workshop Coordination
Zoe Higgens (Arts Team) and Romiley Forum
The sense of SMELL:
Dogs costumes made and performed by
Pupils, teachers and parents of St. Anne’s Primary School (Crumpsall)
Flies costumes made and performed by
Pupils, teachers and parents at St. Augustines Primary School (Miles Platting)
The Sense of SIGHT:
Knights of Sight costumes made and performed by
Students on the 3D Foundation course at MMU
The Sense of TASTE:
Banquet Tables, Waitress and Chef costumes made by
Pupils, teachers and parents at St. Edmunds (Miles Platting)
The Sense of TOUCH:

All costumes designed, made and performed by
EMERGE – working with children in Beswick
Thanks to
Jim Whitham at MANCAT, Jeremy Shine and Anne Tucker of MIA, Graeme Urlwin at Stockport, Tony Trehy at Bury, Joan Beadle and Jo Vickers at MMU, Nick Clegg, Jon Male, Sue Tonge, Manchester School of Samba, Lucy and Helen of EMERGE, Alison Patterson, Steve Mead, Ed Aylward, Mem Morrison, Andrew Burke, Terry Naylor and Tom Midlane
Commissioned by MIA Streets Ahead for BBC Music Live.

Funded by MANCAT, North West Arts Board, MIA, Stockport Leisure Services, Bury Leisure Services and EMERGE (Lottery A4E).