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Brunswick Park official opening and wellbeing event on 11 September

You’re invited to a celebratory health and wellbeing event marking the official opening of Brunswick Park at the heart of The University of Manchester’s campus!

The event will begin at 11.30am on Tuesday 11 September with an official tree planting ceremony by Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, which all are welcome to attend. This will be followed by live jazz performances, a choir and a range of free health and wellbeing taster sessions running from 11.45am until 3pm.

The free activities will be complemented with refreshments available to buy within the park from market stalls. There will also be information available on The University of Manchester’s approach to sustainability and wellbeing from stands hosted by our staff.

Located off Oxford Road opposite the Whitworth Hall, Brunswick Park is the largest green space on campus and includes seating areas, tree, shrub and wildflower planting and pedestrian/cycle paths.

The parkland was created on the site of the former Brunswick Street to benefit staff, students, visitors and the local community, and is a central part of the University’s Campus Masterplan vision.

Diana Hampson, Director of Estates and Facilities, said: “Brunswick Park is a fantastic new asset, creating a heart of the campus for everyone to enjoy. We would like to welcome all staff and members of the local community to this event to celebrate our new green space and public realm.”

To mark the parkland’s official opening, the University has arranged a series of free outdoor taster sessions throughout the afternoon. Activities on offer include Tai Chi, yoga, street dance, yogalates, Zumba, hoops and cardio-blast.