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Katab: Quilting Stories from India

Hear the stories of 8 inspiring women told through a collection of quilts handmade by them using the traditional Indian craft of katab. In the city of Ahmedabad, Western India, there are several migrant communities scattered across the city; many of these once considered to be untouchables under the Hindu ritual ranking. Traditionally, women from…

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Christmas at MCDC 2017: Perfect Presents - From our hands to yours

Christmas Starts Here!

Saturday 11 November, 10am – 5.30pm Kick start your Christmas in style by joining us for our annual festive celebration. We’ll have live music and activities throughout the day and Christmas crafts to keep the kids busy while you shop. Oak Street Cafe will be serving up homemade festive food and drinks including stollen, mulled…

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India katab exhibition artists

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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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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Orisa: an exhibition of Yoruba gods

Friday 20th October, 12-5pm, free Presented by Afristar Foundation in conjunction with Yoruba Heritage Society UK Orisas are deities of the Yoruba people of Southwest Nigeria, and Orisa worship dates back thousands of years in pre-colonial Africa. However, with the emergence of Christianity and Islam and subsequent subjugation of Orisa tradition, the belief and religious…

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Orisa: an exhibition of Yoruba gods

Saturday 7th October, 12-5pm, free Presented by Afristar Foundation in conjunction with Yoruba Heritage Society UK Orisas are deities of the Yoruba people of Southwest Nigeria, and Orisa worship dates back thousands of years in pre-colonial Africa. However, with the emergence of Christianity and Islam and subsequent subjugation of Orisa tradition, the belief and religious…

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Tiffany Maksymow Bolton University

Bolton University Graduate Showcase

Carys Lavin & Tiffany Maksymow University of Bolton Textiles & Surface Design graduates Carys Lavin and Tiffany Maksymow will be showcasing their collections here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th September 2017.                   Carys is fascinated with the idea of memories and how we remember things…

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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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Athletically Pleasing

Exploring the connections between design and sport Sport has long been an important feature of Manchester’s cultural life. Home to two Premier League football clubs, the National Cycling Centre, National Squash Centre, and the GreatCity Games, Manchester is a big sporting city. And design plays a huge role in sports – whether it’s making beautiful products…

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Isokon X Exhibition Manchester School of Art

Isokon X

Isokon X is an exhibition celebrating the collaboration between Manchester School of Art students, as part of the Unit X project. 28 students from Textiles, 3D Design, Illustration, Interactive Arts, Photography and Art History & Curating have come together to produce high quality pieces inspired by the Isokon Building and its design history. The Isokon…

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On The Wire: Rosa Cascata

On The Wire: Flora Cascata

Paper, porcelain and transparent fabric adorn the wire in this collaborative installation by Manchester School of Art students Emma Scott, Gemma Spall and Ruairi Barfoot. Flora Cascata is a celebration of craft, making and the artistic process and promotes the artistic values held by Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Representative of Emma, Gemma and Ruairi’s interest in…

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Josh Till

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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Joshua Till Modern Twist steam bending demonstration

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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Modern Twist: Steam bent furniture by Joshua Till

Joshua Till, our 2016 MMU Graduate Award winner, puts a contemporary twist on a traditional craft with his new minimalist collection. Celebrating the integrity of wood, each piece draws together steam bent beech and ash to create simple, functional design pieces with a Modernist edge.

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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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Future Makers 2017

Future Makers: New Graduate Artists

Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, we’re always looking out for the future stars of craft and design. Our resident makers lead this celebration of talent by showcasing and selling the work of new graduate artists from a variety of disciplines in their studios each year. Look out for the Future Makers signs in studio windows to discover the newest craft and design talent.

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Heated Exchanges

Innovative approaches to collaboration in contemporary glass Glass just got Super Cool. Materials, makers and ideas meld together in this cutting edge exhibition that defies expectations of contemporary glass and pushes this fascinating material to its limits. Glass is neither a liquid nor a solid material and its manipulation relies on a high level of…

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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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