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Manchester Weekender – MCDC: Illustrated & Unplugged

10th – 13th October

It’s back. This October, Manchester’s celebration of art and culture returns to the city for its fourth year. As ever, it offers a weekend-long snapshot of the best the city has to offer, from Jeremy Deller at Manchester Art Gallery and Steve McQueen at IWM North to an Un-convention along the Corridor. Vogue comes to town, Cornerhouse does Double Indemnity, and Manchester District Music Archive is at The Lowry.

In between are secret gigs, pop-up ‘zines, subcultural football, and A Highland Romance. It’s a weekend of what we do best in Manchester: the informed, the strange, the cultured and the unforgettable.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre is delighted to be part of the annual creative celebration that is Manchester Weekender 2013. As part of this years programme MCDC introduces a four-day illustration exhibition along with a weekend of fantastic acoustic music, design, and all round crafty goodness, hosted in one of the most characterful buildings in the city.

For this year’s Manchester Weekender, MCDC will present a unique illustration exhibition, shown alongside our exhibition ‘Forming Words’ (13/07/13 – 09/11/13) which explores how contemporary craft and design can be inspired by text. The ‘Forming Words Alphabet’ will showcase 26 artworks which have been created exclusively for MCDC. From illustration to book sculpture, and mosaic to ceramics, the ‘Forming Words Alphabet’ is a perfect celebration of all things literary!