Join guide Kate Dibble on a special Fashion’s Night Out tour that gets close up and personal to the fabric of Manchester.
This tour begins on the fashionable streets of the Northern Quarter, taking in exhibitions and events at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, the Chinese Arts Centre and Manchester Art Gallery. You’ll meet artisans in action and experience 21st century style before winding up at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Spinningfields; here, as part of its special launch night, you’ll get to see and hear a “sound” performance from designer-maker, Hanna Neilsen, who creates wearable craft. Woven through the tour is the story of Manchester’s textiles industry, and its planned 21st-century renaissance. Arrive early to take a look around the Craft and Design Centre, meet makers, listening to the live music it’s putting on for the Weekender, and perhaps indulging in an afternoon tea with homemade cake. Part of Fashion’s Night Out. Meet at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak St, M4 5JD, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Thursday 10 October, £7. Book via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07905 110197.
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