Photo of the centre as a fish market

Craft Unravelled Free Monthly Talks

Enjoy a different kind of lunch break with our monthly 20 minute informal ‘Craft Unravelled’ series of talks and tours take place on the last Tuesday of every month at 1:30pm. All are FREE, you can book your ticket through Eventbrite. Meet us by the exhibition stage on the ground floor. Upcoming talks: Join us for…

[read more]
Three people talking in front of the exhibition stage

Craft Unravelled – talks and tours

All talks are free and start at 1:00pm from the exhibition stage on the ground floor. Materialise — 28/08/18 — 13:00 to 13:30 — Free: Join our curator on a tour of our current exhibition – ‘Materialise: A Showcase of Five Young Makers’. You’ll also learn about the Centre’s history and browse through our studios for…

[read more]
outside view of MCDC building

Heritage Open Day

13 September to 1st of November (free) — ‘Eunmi Kim: A Journey Home’ — Open to all We are celebrating Korean heritage, identity, craftsmanship and traditional skills through our new exhibition. Artist Eumi Kim describes her work as “reinterpreting the simple, earthy and unconstrained style of traditional Korean pottery for a contemporary and modern sensibility”. Discover her…

[read more]
manchester craft centre people talking

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…

[read more]
wedding fair pop up craft

Save the Date: Wedding Pop Up

Saturday 7th of April 2018 – 11am to 5pm The resident makers of Manchester Craft & Design Centre invite you to Save the Date – our first Wedding Pop Up. With over 30 independent designer-makers in 19 studios, we create everything from wedding dresses and rings to cake toppers, pocket squares and stationery.  Together with…

[read more]
makers meeting craft network

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…

[read more]

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…

[read more]

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…

[read more]

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…

[read more]