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WORKSHOP : August 19, 2017.

Ride Print Repeat

Saturday 19th August 2017, 12 – 5pm

This August we’re taking the hugely talented Nell of Studio 25 – and her bike – and her letterpress – on tour!

Starting and finishing here at MCDC we’ll be stopping off at various City Centre locations – including the Rapha Clubhouse and PLANT – and bringing our mobile print workshop with us.

Come along and print your own ‘Ride Print Repeat’ souvenir postcard to take home. The workshop is free and everyone is welcome.

Times & Locations

12 – 1pm: Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD.
1.30 – 2.30pm: Rapha Clubhouse, 5 St Ann’s Passage, Manchester, M2 6AD (just behind St Ann’s church).
3 – 4pm: PLANT NOMA, Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA, Manchester, M60 0AE.
4.15 – 5pm: Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Ride Print Repeat is part of MCDC’s celebration of sport this summer which also includes our exhibition – Athletically Pleasing – a showcase of products exploring the connections between design and sport.

About Nell

Nell Smith produces intricate drawings, lino and screen prints. Drawings begin regimented, gridlike, and then develop organically and instinctively. Taking inspiration from nature, drawing, and the labour behind hand-made work, she enjoys exploring traditional techniques, and the repetitive nature of printmaking.

Nell has run her business from Manchester Craft and Design Centre since 2008, where she designs and prints unisex baby clothing for cool kids, as well as exploring the boundaries of drawing. She also teaches and runs workshops; highlights include working as Associate Lecturer at UCLAN and as Lead Designer on the V&A funded ‘Design For Life’ project. In 2014 she became a member of Hot Bed Press printmaker’s studio in Salford.

In 2016 Nell was awarded the David Cantor Memorial Award from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, allowing her to undertake the Complete Letterpress Printmaker course, which will be an exciting addition to her practice.

About Rapha

Rapha is more than just a clothing company – in addition to an online emporium of performance roadwear, accessories and publications, the brand includes physical retail locations, luxury travel, and a cycling club with global membership (the Rapha Cycling Club). An ever-expanding network of Clubhouses around the world means that customers can experience the brand in person and immerse themselves in the culture of road cycling. Inside you’ll find a retail space stocked with the latest Rapha products, a café serving fine coffee and food, as well as an extensive programme of live racing, rides and events. // Rapha Clubhouse, 5 St Ann’s Passage, Manchester, M2 6AD (just behind St Ann’s church)


PLANT is a neighbourhood design studio. Inside you’ll find woodwork, ceramics, and sewing. Wood, clay, and cloth. Located in the heart of the NOMA neighbourhood alongside community built pub The Pilcrow and Sadler’s Yard, it reflects the area’s dedication to skill sharing and innovation.
Through workshops, masterclasses and exhibitions in collaboration with you, the public, we hope to give something back to the city. Something that will make Manchester an even better place to be.
PLANT NOMA, Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA, Manchester, M60 0AE t: @plantnoma i: @plantnoma
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