Festive Craftivism with Extinction Rebellion

11am – 4pm / free  / drop in / family friendly Bring kitchen rolls, crisp packets and newspaper to up-cycle and make your very own handmade decorations and wrapping paper that won’t cost the earth. Find out more about Extinction Rebellion and the climate emergency and how you can make your Christmas more sustainable.

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Give Handmade this Christmas campaign identity

Give Handmade this Christmas

Meet the makers and give handmade this Christmas with an inspiring trip to the Northern Quarter’s home of independent shopping. Launching with a day of music and gin on the 23rd November and then open right up until Christmas Eve, our Victorian covered market is the perfect spot to escape from the crowds and enjoy…

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Upstairs view of studios at Manchester Craft and Design Centre.

October 13 Sunday Opening

As well as our usual opening hours, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm, we’re opening specially on Sunday the 13 October, 11am to 5pm, to coincide with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and Manchester Art Fair 2019. A visit to our Victorian covered market is the perfect addition to your creative visit to the…

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Heritage Open Day

10am – 5.30pm Discover the fish-tory of our unique Victorian fish market building. The building is one of the last remaining examples from the time of the huge Smithfields Markets which opened in 1873 and traded for one hundred years. Since 1982 it’s been home to the fabulously creative Manchester Craft and Design Centre, where…

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Launch of the exhibition. Visitors and the artist looking at the show.

Peterloo Anniversary Day

Join us as we commemorate the passing of the 200-year anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. As part of the city-wide events starting on the 16 August, we invite you to join us for a Curator Tour of our ceramics exhibition, Misshaping Peterloo and have a go at screen printing an image of political activist and…

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Save the Date – The Wedding Collection

11am to 5pm The resident makers at Manchester Craft & Design Centre invite you to THE WEDDING COLLECTION Selected from over 30 independent designer-makers join our Resident Makers as they showcase everything from wedding dresses to rings, stationery to favours and provide a few new ideas that you may not have seen before that would make your…

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Summer Maker Meet Up

6-8pm Join us from 6-8pm at Manchester Craft & Design Centre for an evening of networking, advice and idea-sharing. ‘Maker Meet Up’ is our bi-annual social event where we invite you to enjoy our building after hours, meet maker friends old and new, and network with craft industry professionals. Booking via eventbrite.  This event is…

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Katherine Lees Ceramic Pots

Hatch Pop-Up

Manchester Craft and Design Centre comes to Hatch 11am – 6pm We’re super excited to be bringing you the best of our resident makers’ handmade craft to a pop-up shop at Hatch, Oxford Road. If you’ve yet to visit Hatch or discover our range of beautifully crafted work – this is a great chance to…

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Whitworth Threads

An exhibition of work by 3D Design and Textiles students from Manchester School of Art, developed in collaboration with staff from the Whitworth Art Gallery. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, the students have designed and made new products and limited edition craft pieces for the Whitworth Gallery shop. The work has been developed in response to…

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