So you may or may not have noticed that Manchester is a particularly beardy city. Perhaps it’s the cold weather? Whatever the reason, what better way of acknowledging it than by launching a charity calendar?
Beards of Manchester is a calendar featuring the city and some of its hairiest inhabitants. We need 12 magnificent beards for the 2011 calendar, which will be sold at various outlets in Manchester. If you think your beard deserves its own calendar page, snap a picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 24 September. We will upload all photos to the beard gallery and invite the best beards (and their owners) to a photo shoot with Manchester-based photographer Gill Moore.
The calendar launches on Thursday 21 October with an exhibition at Common on Edge Street. All profits of the calendar sales go to the Lifeshare charity, which supports homeless people in Manchester and Salford.
With the deadline for submissions just 10 days away, now’s the time to send yours in – or encourage impressively bearded friends, neighbours, family members and colleagues to do so. You and they will join the likes of comedian Justin Moorhouse in the beard gallery and have a chance of being Mr October.