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Spring into action: grow your craft practice and business

Take your work to the next level in 2018! Tickets: Standard: £15 Friday only — £30 Friday and Saturday Concessions: £12.50 Friday only — £27.50 Friday and Saturday Working with micro business specialist adviser Lorna Dallas-Conte you will learn tips, techniques and tools to help you to find new energy and time to develop and…

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Maker Meet Up – March 2018

Our first Maker Meet Up of the year will be taking place on March 22 between 6 and 8pm. Join us for an evening of informal networking, advice surgeries and a competition to have your work featured on our website and social media platforms. There will also be drinks and snacks to keep chatting about…

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Present and Continuous

Free Launch event January 23, between 1:30 and 4:00 Exploring photography as a collaborative endeavor Present and Continuous is the result of a 9-month collaborative project between photographic artist and producer Elizabeth Wewiora, Many Hands Craft Collective, an Over 60s group based within Ancoats. The group itself regularly meet within Victoria Square, a Northwards Housing building…

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Family Friendly Christmas Event

Saturday 11 November, 10am – 5.30pm             Step inside one of Manchester’s original market buildings and kick off the festive season in style. Join us for live music, complimentary mulled wine and mince pies and Christmas crafts to keep the kids busy while you shop for perfect presents, direct from…

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Small Business Saturday 2017

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. We’re proud to support over 30 creative enterprises each year with developing successful and influential businesses and this Small Business Saturday we’re encouraging you to spend the first…

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Craft Unravelled: Breathe

Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of our exhibition – Breathe. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm.

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Kate Colin: The Art of the Fold

Craft Unravelled: The Art of the Fold

Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of our exhibition – The Art of the Fold. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm. Paper folding workshop Join Kate Colin for a fun and colourful workshop where you will learn a range of basic paper folding techniques…

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Kate Colin: The Art of the Fold

Craft Unravelled: The Art of the Fold

Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of our exhibition – The Art of the Fold. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm. Paper folding workshop Join Kate Colin for a fun and colourful workshop where you will learn a range of basic paper folding techniques…

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Craft Unravelled: Katab

EVENT : September 26, 2017 Katab: quilting stories from India Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of our exhibition about the stories of 8 inspiring women told through a collection of quilts handmade by them using the traditional Indian craft of katab. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground…

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Don't give up the day job

Don’t Give Up the Day Job

Saturday 27th January 2018, 10am – 5pm, Bridge 5 Mill £20 Standard // £17.50 Concessions Have you got a job or paid employment that supports your creative practice? Does it get in the way of you making work? Could it nourish it instead? In partnership with Castlefield Gallery and Redeye, we present a day of talks, discussions and…

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Win tickets to a special event

Win tickets for you and a guest to join us for Studio Lates and enjoy an evening to remember. – Exclusive after-hours access to our exhibition and studios – Try your hand at lampwork glass bead making with studio 1’s Charlotte Verity – Meet our resident makers – Make new connections – Hear about MCDC’s plans…

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ManifesTea Manifest Arts Festival 2017

ManifesTea: Part of Manifest Arts Festival

Manifest Arts Festival is an artist-curated biennial festival giving visitors an insight into the wide-ranging contemporary art being produced in the North West region. A taste portrait of the festival, ManifesTea is herbaceous and heady with with a distinctive aromatic note. The herbs; dandelion leaf, rubbed wild garden mint and English lavender, naturally foster a…

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Designer-wear Sample Sale

Bag yourself a totally one off work of pure couture beauty at a special sale price. Manchester’s premier couture bespoke designer Zeynep Kartel, in conjunction with Look Beyond Me, will be offering a selection of samples with an 80% discount! 10am – 5.30pm in space2  

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Manchester After Hours 2017 Be Our Guest

Manchester After Hours: Be Our Guest

ONE NIGHT, CITY-WIDE SOCIAL Thursday 18th May 2017, 6-9pm This year we’ve joined forces with Bad Uncle to present a showcase of art, music and performance by practitioners based around the North West, inspired by the work of Alan Menken, the Oscar winning musical theatre and film composer best known for his scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty…

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Craft Unravelled: Graduate Talent at MCDC with Joshua Till

Modern Twist Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of our current exhibition: Modern Twist by Joshua Till, winner of our 2016 MMU Graduate Award. Joshua Till will join our curator to answer your questions and talk about the inspiration behind his work. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at…

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Steam bending demonstration with Joshua Till

Watch furniture designer/maker Joshua Till bring the traditional craft of steam bending to life at this free demonstration. Steam bending is a traditional process, steeped in history. Once a vital practice used to produce the hulls of boats and to make tools and weapons, with the advance of technology it has become less common. Economically and environmentally responsible,…

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Craft Unravelled: Graduate Talent at MCDC

Modern Twist and Future Makers Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of our current exhibitions: Modern Twist by Joshua Till, winner of our 2016 MMU Graduate Award, and Future Makers, a showcase of work by new graduates selected by our Resident Makers. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at…

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Craft Unravelled: Hipsters & Heritage

Hipsters & Heritage Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Find out more about the history of our Centre, from our fishmarket beginnings to centre for contemporary craft and design. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm.  

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People on Bridge Maker Meet Up

Maker Meet Up

Are you looking to meet your creative match? Want to find out more about Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s Resident Makers and network with craft industry professionals? Then step out of your studios and into our creative community for our bi-annual maker social event. Join us from 6-8pm at Manchester Craft & Design Centre for…

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She Choir

Live Music from She Choir

Saturday 17th December 2016 Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre you can expect to find an altogether more laid back approach to the seasonal shopping experience. Escape the horrors of the high street and browse our 18 studio shops for memorable gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling for years to come. And then put…

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Craft Unravelled: Meet the Makers

Meet the Maker in Studio 20a Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of Studio 20a. Meet resident maker Clare Hillerby and learn more about the processes and inspirations behind her work. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm. **Please note: Studio 20a is on the…

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Craft Unravelled: Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers in Studio 26 Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of Studio 26. Meet resident glass makers Gemma Truman and Michelle Keeling and learn more about the processes and inspirations behind their work. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm. **Please note:…

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Craft Unravelled: Hipsters & Heritage

Hipsters & Heritage Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Find out more about the history of our Centre, from our fishmarket beginnings to centre for contemporary craft and design. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm.

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Craft Unravelled: Hipsters & Heritage

Hipsters & Heritage Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Find out more about the history of our Centre, from our fishmarket beginnings to centre for contemporary craft and design. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm.

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Live Acoustic Jazz

Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre you can expect to find an altogether more laid back approach to the seasonal shopping experience. Escape the horrors of the high street and browse our 18 studio shops for memorable gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling for years to come. And then put your feet up with…

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Small Business Saturday 2016

Manchester Craft & Design Centre is a not-for-profit social enterprise and the independent incubator venue for craft/design businesses in the North West. We support over 30 creative enterprises each year with developing successful and influential businesses. This Small Business Saturday we’re encouraging you to spend the first shopping Saturday in December supporting small, independent businesses like those based here at MCDC….

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Quiet Loner

Live Music from Quiet Loner

Saturday 3rd December 2016 Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre you can expect to find an altogether more laid back approach to the seasonal shopping experience. Escape the horrors of the high street and browse our 18 studio shops for memorable gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling for years to come. And then put…

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Family-Friendly Christmas Event

Memories are Made Here From gifts that will keep your loved ones smiling, to experiences you’ll remember for years to come, Memories Are Made at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Our makers have been hard at work making memorable gifts for your loved ones this Christmas and now it’s time to start making some memories of your…

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