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What’s on this July

July is an exciting month at MCDC, we have loads going on for everybody.

4th of July until 23rd of September – all day — Free: Bee in the City: we are hosting four bees decorated by pupils from four schools as part of the Bee in the City learning programme. Pop in to see the bees and pick up a trail map to find out where the 131 bees are in Manchester. Find out more about Bee in the City here.

12th of July – 6pm to 8pm — Free: Join us at Manchester Craft & Design Centre for an evening of networking, advice and idea-sharing. Our popular advice surgeries are back this summer – so whether you have a burning question, want to meet some like-minded makers, or just enjoy our building after hours – this event is for you. Get your free ticket here.

21st of July – 11am to 5pm – Free: Interior Design Pop up: from glass wall art to bespoke lighting, this one day pop up will bring together art, interior products and accessories created by 13 of Manchester Craft & Design Centre’s resident makers. Find them in space2 on the ground floor.

21st and 22nd of July – Platt Fields Park: Manchester MELA: Celebrating South Asian culture, the Manchester Mela will be taking place on the 21st and 22nd of July. Manchester Craft & Design Centre will be offering craft activities and workshop for children and families along with other cultural organisations. Find out more here.

27th of July – 1pm – Free: Craft unravelled: follow our curator on a tour of our current exhibition Materialise, learn about the centre’s history and browse through our studios for a different kind of lunch break. The talk is free and will be starting on the ground floor near the exhibition stage at 1pm.

Until 1st of September – all day – Free: Materialise: a showcase of five young makers. An exhibition of young makers co-curated by Manchester Craft & Design Centre and the Creative Agents at 42nd Street, a Manchester charity supporting young people aged 11-25 with emotional wellbeing and mental health. It features textiles, ceramics and woodwork. Find out more here.