Thomas Heatherwick to open the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
Time: 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: The Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Lane, Manchester, M13 0XT

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair has been set up to showcase both emerging and established craft makers and designers in the North West. The first ever show takes place at The Manchester Grammar School from October 23-26.

Designer Thomas Heatherwick, who designed the B of the Bang sculpture next to the City of Manchester stadium, which is the inspiration for the Great Northern logo, has kindly agreed to open the show.

“Manchester and the North are full of artists, designers and craft makers with huge creativity and masses of talent. We are so glad to be giving these talented artists and designers a platform to showcase their work, and introduce people to contemporary craft.”

The show has 130 quality exhibitors, chosen from more than 300, selected by an eminent panel of makers comprising: craft curator James Beighton; jewellery curator Jo Bloxham; gallery owner Jemila Topalian; craft programme manager Kelda Savage and Professor Steve Dixon, world renowned ceramicist and head of contemporary craft at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Opening Times:
Thursday, October 23: Preview Evening 6.30pm til 930pm
Friday, October 24: noon til 9pm
Saturday, October 25: 10am til 6pm
Sunday, October 26: 10am til 5pm

Admission: £10 preview night £5 single day entry £4 concessions.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance.
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