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I’m A Magpie

Emily D’Andrea – Illustrator Who Is I’m A Magpie Welcome to sparkle shop. It is made of treasure and lightning. Nothing for sale. I show you this. Very very nice. Shiny food sock. Human eat the lamby mushmush inside and throw down treasure. Stupid human. This is one of kind. No price. All mine. Look…

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Nightingale

Márta Bors – Illustrator Who Is Nightingale Known for her beautiful, otherworldly sound, the Nightingale is a common folklore image appearing in Hungarian folk songs and tales. She is often mentioned as the symbol of love and devotion and is surrounded by mystery and magic, just like this short story inspired by her: Once upon…

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Super Starling

Caroline Daly – Artist Who Is Flave, the ‘Yellow Billed Super Starling’? May I introduce Flave, the ‘Yellow Billed Super Starling’ (Latin name – ‘FLAVO TENUIROSTIS STURNUS’ otherwise known as ‘Flave’) She is an intelligent and quick-witted bird, working undercover as a secret super-agent to help protect her species and investigate their declining numbers. With…

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Phoenix

Joe MacLeod-Iredale – Furniture Designer/ Lecturer Who Is the Phoenix? I am the Phoenix, I am the spirit of Manchester. I was born when the Romans laid the first stones two millennium ago. I grew strong as the industrial revolution took hold. I listened when Marx and Engles discussed how a fairer world could be…

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Staycation Cuckoo

Hayley Adams – Artist Who Is Staycation Cuckoo? I’m a cuckoo and I’m as free as a bird. My main home is here in this tree however I don’t like the cold weather or the shortage of tasty bugs that winter brings, so every year I pack my suitcase and set off on the long…

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Golden Owl

Clarissa Langham – Writer / Communications Manager Who Is Aurelie the Golden Owl? Aurelie is a very special, mysterious, Golden Owl. Just like all owls, Aurelie is very wise and thoughtful and she loves books! She also has some interesting stories of her own to share with you…When I found out about The Wingers idea,…

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Love Is Lost

Chris Satchell – Graphic Designer Who Is Love Is Lost I was originally going to be a parrot trapped in a cage full of social media mobile phone wires. I see friends or couples sitting opposite each other, both staring into their mobile’s phones, or a child asking their parents to play with them only…

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Jackdaw McGraw

Pete Obsolete – Artist Who Is Jackdaw McGraw Jackdaw McGraw is a vigilante detective, and cousin to infamous diamond-thief, Feathers McGraw (see Wallace and Gromit The Wrong Trousers) He lives in a Top Hat in the chimney of 221b Baker Street, home of Sherlock Holmes, and spends his time solving mysteries great and small, and…

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Mandelbird

Mark Wood – Electrician Joe Haydn – Illustrator What Is A Mandelbird The beautiful and strange Mandelbird (s. sui-similis*) is believed to have originated in Poland, but has been seen across northern Europe, and even the USA. Its distinctive swirly-patterned plumage hides an unusual ornithological feature, which is that Mandelbirds often have smaller Mandelbirds nestled…

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White Feathered Robin

Elle Butler- Illustrator Who Is the White Feathered Robin and the Bookworm? As the white feathers fall and the red chested robins stand tall, the White Feathered Robin captures it all. You could call him your own little memory holder, from times and people of both past and present. He’ll always be perched when you…

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