Teenagers blaze a trail around Manchester with our new map

Trailblazer is a new map that showcases Manchester’s most family-friendly venues. It’s been designed by local teenagers working with illustrator Stephen Nuttall.

The team of young people worked with the venues in the Manchester Family Arts Network to advise on the events and activities that they would like to see and take part in.   They then collaborated with Stephen on putting together a user-friendly introduction to the city’s arts and cultural venues, designing characters to represent each venue.

There are two versions of the map, one designed for teenagers to do independently and a second one for younger children (aged 5-12 years) to follow with their families.  Younger children who complete the trail can receive an Arts Award, a qualification run by Trinity College, London to help children develop their creative, communication and leadership skills. 

The map features all members of the Manchester Family Friendly Arts Network.  They are The Bridgewater Hall, The Edge, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, People’s History Museum, The Whitworth and Z-arts.

You can pick one up in any of the featured venues or you download them here.

Z-Arts Teenager Map AW FINAL print