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EVENT : June 8, 2016.

Craft Unravelled: Manchester Histories Festival Special

Fishy Tales & Crafty Futures
Part of Manchester Histories Festival

Building Tour: 1.30 – 2.00pm
Crafting our future: 2.00 – 6.30pm (drop in any time)

From Victorian fishmarket to craft and design powerhouse, Manchester Craft & Design Centre has been in operation as a venue for craft since 1982, in part leading the vanguard of regeneration in the Northern Quarter to its place today as a creative, lifestyle quarter of the city.

Did you know that the very phrase ‘The Northern Quarter’ was in fact coined right here in the Centre at a meeting of local inventive minds?

For more interesting facts join us on June 8th for a Manchester Histories Festival special of our monthly ‘Craft Unravelled’ tour. See which features remain from our building’s fishmarket beginnings, learn about our makers past and present and have your say on our future.

The refurbishments which took place in the 1980’s are now showing signs of age and extensive work is required to make the building fit for future generations of aspiring designers and makers.

Our vision is to refurbish the space, revealing its history and developing an affordable and inspiring environment for talented artists and visitors.

Stay on after the tour for a chance to influence these plans. What would you like to see in a newly refurbished Centre? What would excite you? What would you not like to happen?

Centre Director, Kate Day, and Marketing Manager, Christine Hitchins, will be on hand in space2 between 2pm and 6.30pm for an open discussion – to share their ideas and hear yours – don’t miss your chance to play a part in our future.

Free, no booking required.

Manchester Histories Festival

3 – 12 June 2016

Ten-days of events celebrating the familiar and revealing the new and hidden histories and heritage from across Greater Manchester. Whether people would describe themselves as histories fans or not, MHF2016 will have something for everyone.




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