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Beards of Manchester calendar: all the images

Due to popular demand, here are all the fine beards (and a few ‘taches’) which made it through to be featured in the Beards of Manchester charity calendar. I shot all twelve images within a tight 3 week timeframe in order to hit the deadline for printing of the calendar prior to the launch last month. We went out and shot amongst Manchester’s finest urban nooks and crannies and braved whatever the weather could throw at us.

Can I thank once again everyone involved; Sam and Chris for having the vision to bring BoM to life and who dreamt up such a brilliant idea, Common Bar for the support and exhibition and to all the magnificent hairy faces featured in the calendar and on the website. The fantastic coverage and interest is all down to you.

We are hoping for plenty of sales now Christmas is fast approaching, it’ll make a cracking stocking-filler, a guarenteed smile fest! All the money raised goes to Lifeshare a fantastic local charity helping the homeless in Manchester and Salford.

You can buy the charity calendar in 20+ places all over Manchester, the full list is over on the Beards of Manchester website. Massive thanks to all those stocking it for their support. For those not living close to Manchester, you can buy it online, as Fred Aldous is kindly selling the calendar at the shop and on their website.

More information on the project and the launch can be found in an earlier post here and of course there is loads more info on the Beards of Manchester site.

UPDATE: The calendar completely sold out and raised over £2,000 for the charity Lifeshare.  Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word, sold or bought a calendar, a terrific effort for a great cause.

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“Beards of Manchester” charity calendar & exhibition at Common, Manchester


Apologies for the lack of posts of late.  As well as being really busy on my commercial work I have been shooting, editing, processing and prepping this fantastic project “Beards of Manchester”.

The launch of the “Beards of Manchester” calendar will be at Common Bar this Thursday 21st October from 6pm.

It’s a hairy initiative to find the best beards in Manchester and all in the name of charity.  The brainchild of Sam (b & n magazine) and Chris (Oh Digital),  I was delighted to be asked to work on this project and played my part by taking all the photographs featured in the calendar in and around Manchester over the last few weeks.  The sun came out once and not even torrential rain stopped us.

All images featured in the calendar will be exhibited in Common Bar, Northern Quarter, Manchester aswell as a huge framed compilation of all the hairy entries which didn’t make the cut.

The charity calendar will be on sale on the night and at venues around the city after that, I think the guys are also trying to get an online vendor interested for sales further afield.  Will keep you posted.

There may be beer.  Could well be cupcakes.
Would love it if you can join me.  Thanks for reading and hope to see you Thursday.

Gill x

PS   Beards of Manchester has a website and a Facebook page.

It’s been a bit tough fitting everything in, but I’m so glad I did.  The launch is tonight and all the people, beardees et al, have been terrific to work with.  Hopefully all the charity calender’s sell out and we have to have a reprint.  I will write more once I’ve recovered from the launch.

Thanks everyone who has supported this project!   From all who submitted their beards at the start, those who gave their time, equipment, their vocal support, it made a massive difference.  You all made this happen.

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