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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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The Future In Your Hands

Thursday 15th of February to Saturday 17th of February.   The exhibition will be held in space2, on the ground floor. ‘The Future In Your Hands’ is a touring exhibition by local photographers Luke Brooker and Amanda McGovern, celebrating people from across Greater Manchester who live with a musculoskeletal condition such as arthritis or lupus….

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Future Makers 2018

  In support of new, emerging talent, each year our resident makers hand pick promising ‘Future Makers’ to showcase their work here at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. These new designers are either currently studying, recent graduates or newly emerging and this opportunity will bring their beautiful work into the spotlight. This exhibition will guide…

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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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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…

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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…

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The winners of our 2017 MMU Graduate Award, glass blower Jahday Ford and digital designer Joseph Hillary, bring together the two worlds of glass and digital design in this exhibition that pushes the material boundaries of glass using innovative techniques. Inspired by digital craftsman Michael Eden and his Audrey Light, Jahday and Joe wanted to…

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Craft Unravelled: Breathe

Join our curator for a 20-minute talk and tour of our exhibition – Breathe. Free, no booking required, meet at the exhibition space on the ground floor at 1.30pm.

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