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This weekender – Illustration exhibit & Unplugged live Music

Here at MCDC we are gearing up for one of our busiest weekends of the year, with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair  taking place at Spinningfields, were this year we will not only will we have a stall showcasing our resident artists & makers work, but we are delighted to be hosting our first ever Spotted Digital Award.

On Thursday the Vogue FNO will be heading to Manchester for the first time and we are excited to be involved in the Manchester Style: the Art, Fashion & Craft Tour which will be starting right here and describes Manchester’s fashion past and its textile future.

To book tickets: CLICK HERE 

As part of this years annual creative celebration that is Manchester Weekender 2013 we will also be hosting Manchester Craft: Illustrated & Unplugged, were we will be introducing a four-day alphabet illustration exhibition and a line-up of local acoustic acts playing throughout Saturday and Sunday. Think it can’t get any better, think again as this is all FREE!

Bands include: Emily ‘String’ Street / The Bear Around Your Neck / Fist Name Frank / Richard Lomax / Songs For Walter / Mathew Gray & The Awful Truth / Literature Thieves 

For more information on all the events taking place over the weekender: CLICK HERE 

Forming Words Alphabet 

After an overwhelming response to our first ever open-call, 26 artists have been selected to take part in the exclusive ‘Forming Words Alphabet’ exhibition. Each artist was randomly assigned a letter to interpret for the alphabet – you’ll have to come and see us between 10-13 October to see the final results!

The selected artists work in a variety of mediums including illustration, paper sculpture, print, jewellery, textiles, mosaic, stained glass, ceramic, papercuts and collage. The alphabet will showcase work by both emerging and established artists, including recent graduate Tom Bevan and Manchester-based illustrators Tasha Whittle and Emma Reynolds.

Below is a full list of the selected artists:

Tom Bevan, Dan Birkbeck, Emma Brown, Emma Burke, Danny Cameron, Toni Child, Alan Dalby, Amy Davis, Rachael Edwards, Alexandra Glew, Vivien Hamilton, Stephen Hargadon, Kate Kelly, Chris Knight, Ryan Lawlor, John Lucas, May Wild Ceramics, Joy Morris, Ruth Paterson, Helen Player, Emma Reynolds, Julia Roy-Williams, Sausage Dog, Marta Sevilla, Rebecca Smyllie, Tasha Whittle.

The selected artists work in a variety of mediums including illustration, paper sculpture, print, jewellery, textiles, mosaic, stained glass, ceramic, papercut and collage.