Competition: WIN £30 of vouchers for Manchester Craft & Design Centre & a meal at its café

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Enter our competition to win £30 of vouchers to spend at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre, plus a meal for two at its Oak St. Café, including a glass of wine each.

A visit to Manchester Craft & Design centre is always a delight. With 18 studio shops, and roughly 30 makers, artists and designers all housed in a former Victorian fish and poultry market, this is one of the finest places in Manchester to buy presents – for other people, and yourself. Better yet, when you’ve finished with your shopping endeavours, you can head to the ground floor Oak St. Café, which specialises in healthy vegetarian food, and some excellent cakes.

One of the finest places in Manchester to buy presents

As if this wasn’t appealing enough, the centre is also now focusing on exhibitions, showcasing work which fuses art, craft and design. Next up, as part of the European City of Science celebrations, designer and researcher Amy Congdon has been exploring how tissue engineering could be used to grow new biological textiles for the fashion industry. Her exhibition Biological Atelier: The Showroom (9 June – 28 August) is a showcase of  exquisite jewellery and skincare that she’s produced, using potential new luxury and bespoke biological textiles. It’s absolutely stunning stuff, with some very big ideas at the heart of it: is this science fiction or a real glimpse into the future of fashion?

Now, we’re offering the chance to win £30 of vouchers to spend on the beautiful pieces at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, as well as lunch for two at Oak St Café, including a glass of wine each. To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter your details into the form below. The competition closes at 10am on Friday 27 May 2016. Best of luck!


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, Oak st Café, Manchester Craft & Design Centre or 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 must be over 18 years of age. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. The offer is for one winner, who will be given a voucher for £30 to spend at the Craft & Design Centre, and lunch for two at the Oak St Café, including a glass of wine for each diner. Closing date: 10am Friday 27 May 2016.

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