Competition: Tickets to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Susie Stubbs
great northern contemporary craft fair, visitors at the 2011 fair

Win a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair returns on Thursday for its sixth year – bringing contemporary ceramics, prints, jewellery, fashion, glass, wood and furniture, lighting, metal, basketry and a whole lot more to Spinningfields for one weekend only. To celebrate the start of the Manchester Weekender, and the fact that Thursday also sees Vogue in town (for it’s annual Fashion’s Night Out), the GNCCF is offering a pair of free tickets to the event (worth £14) on Friday 11, Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 October.

Win a pair of tickets to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair this weekend – just enter your details below.

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Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 9 October 2013. 

Terms and conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received and will be contacted by email. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Over 18s only, ID may be required. This prize entitles one winner and a guest to free entry to the craft fair on one day only, as chosen by the winner: Fri 11, Sat 12 or Sun 13 Oct only. Employees of Creative Tourist, GNCCF, the Manchester Partnership and associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list. Closing Date: 5pm, Wednesday 9 October 2013.

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