Christmas at MCDC: find out what’s on over the festive season

From gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling, to experiences you’ll remember for years to come, Memories Are Made Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Mon 24th – Sat 29th Oct, 2-5pm, free
Scientific Studios – Part of Manchester Science Festival

Inquisitive visitors will get hands on with metal, glass, ceramics, textiles, plastics and ink – understanding how design and science can’t live without each other. More info here…

Thurs 3rd Nov, 6-8pm
Studio Lates

Exclusive after-hours access to our studio-shops, meet our resident makers, live music, drinks and a chance to make your own copper ring. Win tickets here…

Thurs 10th Nov 2016 – Sun 5th February 2017
Exhibition: Heated Exchanges

Materials, makers and ideas meld together in this cutting edge exhibition that defies expectations of contemporary glass and pushes this fascinating material to its limits. Find out more here…

Sat 19th Nov, 2-5pm, free
Family-friendly launch event

Join us for mince pies, mulled wine, live music and Christmas craft activities for the kids as we launch our latest exhibition – Heated Exchanges – and kick of the start of the festive season here at MCDC. More info here…

Sat 19th Nov – Sat 24th Dec, free
On The Wire: The 12 Days of Christmas

Hand-sculpted paper swans, geese, french hens, calling birds and, of course, a partridge in a pear tree! Feast your eyes on Kaper’s stunning portrayal of The 12 Days of Christmas, suspended from the ceiling in five giant gold rings.

Sat 19th Nov – Sat 24th Dec, free
Making Memories

Mini-makers are invited get creative with our free Christmas craft activity and make a decoration or photo frame.

Weds 30th Nov, 1.30pm, free
Craft Unravelled: Heated Exchanges

Join our curator for a short talk and tour of our current exhibition, Heated Exchanges. Find out more here…

Sat 3rd, 10th & 17th Dec, 2-5pm, free
Live music

We’ve got festive live music for you to enjoy while you shop!

Sat 14th Jan, 10-4, £55 GIVE IT A BASH!
Pewter Vessel Workshop

Design and make your own pewter pen holder, succulent pot or drinking cup with Studio 10-11’s Ella McIntosh of THIS IS PEWTER. Or give a ticket as a gift! More info and tickets here…

Mon-Sat 10-5.30 & Sun 11-5 – Oak Street Cafe-Bar

The menu changes daily but always includes a selection of sumptuous salads, moreish cakes, damn fine coffee, beer and wine. And in the run up to Christmas you can enjoy hot spiced cider, boozy hot chocolate and sweet festive treats!* Find out more here…

*From Sat 19th Nov until Friday 24th Dec.