(Jill Shadock, Carly Petitt-Taylor, Rachel Elliott, Kaper)
Did you know that Manchester is home to one of the leading retail events for contemporary craft in the UK? Now in its 5th year, The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair will be held in the main square at Spinningfields from the 4th - 7th October.
Whether you want to treat yourself to some handmade goods, get a head start on some one-of-a-kind Christmas shopping, or even if you are a creative soul yourself, and feel you need a bit of inspiration, GNCCF is definitely something you should take a look at! With over 150 of the UK's best designer-makers in ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood, paper, and more, there is bound to be something that takes your fancy!
(Treefall Design, Kate Lulham)
The event also holds the 'Great Northern Graduates' which presents the best emerging talent from this summer’s degree shows, so if you missed them then, now is your chance to see them! Along side all that, this year the event will be hosting a series of inspiring talks by some of the makers, which will be held round the corner in The People's History Museum and are not to be missed!
(Angelika Klose, Stephanie Hamer, Jennifer Collier)
Not only this, but your very own Ma Bicyclette team member (yours truly!) will be exhibiting this year! After visiting for the past 3 years, I am so excited and privileged to be standing among such a high standard of creativity. (Excited, privileged and somewhat stressed and terrified at the prospect!) I will be at stand number 95 (presuming I finish ticking everything off my never ending 'to-do' list without having some sort of breakdown) - So if you are coming down, drop by and say hello!