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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Summer Maker Meet Up

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. This event is free but there are…

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Creative Product Photography

Date: Wednesday 10th April Time: 10.30-4.30pm Tickets: General Admission £25, Concessions £20 Tickets available here. In this hand-on workshop Lucy will go through the basic elements of product photography and product styling. Working with both flat-lay and side-on styles of photography Lucy will show you how to get the best from your products with your…

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Curator Tours

Enjoy a different kind of lunch break with our monthly 20 minute informal talks and tours that on the last Tuesday of every month at 1.30pm. They’re free, just book your ticket through Eventbrite. Meet us by the exhibition stage on the ground floor. Upcoming talks: Curator Tour: 40 Years and Counting Tuesday 30 April…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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