Exhibition identity for #MagicCarpet. Featuring small patched of the exhibition and a hollow font.

#MagicCarpet: A Tapestry Art Exhibition by Kai Syng Tan

#MagicCarpet: Of wandering and weaving, of digits and the digital, of craft and craftiness. This exhibition has now closed, please check back soon to read about our next exhibition. Bringing together questions about craft, how our minds work and the ways in which artists and scientists view neurodiversity,  our forthcoming exhibition by Dr Kai Syng…

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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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Ring being worn.

Great Northern Graduates

Fresh from a showcase at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, we’re excited to be working with GNCCF to be bringing you the best of this year’s most talented graduate designer/makers. Come and be inspired by the latest in furniture design, jewellery making, contemporary ceramics with a twist and more from the best of this year’s…

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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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Pewter bowl

Autumn Showcase

Pewter Now & Jewellery & Contemporary Design Crafts: UCEN HE Graduates 14 Sept – 14 Oct, 10am – 5.30pm, free entry Our Autumn Showcase brings you mid-career makers showing the best in contemporary pewter ware with touring exhibition ‘Pewter Now’, an exhibition chosen by our very own talented Resident Pewtersmith, Ella McIntosh and curated by…

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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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