Shops & Galleries Guide 2014 - page 22

available that have been sourced
globally. Vessel also has regularly
changing exhibitions programme
that showcases both established
and up and coming international
makers and designers.
Craft Shop
Royal Exchange Theatre,
St Ann’s Square, Manchester
M2 7DH (0161) 615 6767.
Open: Mon-Fri 10-7.30pm (closed
duringWed and occasional Tue
matinees) Sat 10-8pm (closed
during matinees) Sun 11-5pm.
Situated inside the Royal Exchange
Theatre in the heart of the city,
the craft shop is a hidden gem
selling original contemporary
British-made crafts by established
and emerging artists. Browse
the changing exhibitions, take part
in our workshops or soak up the
history of the building over a coffee.
Manchester Craft
17Oak Street, NorthernQuarter,
ManchesterM4 5JD (0161) 832 3416.
Open: Mon-Sat 10-5.30pm.
(Closed Bank Holidays.)
In the heart of Manchester’s
creative NorthernQuarter,
Manchester Craft &Design Centre
is home to 24 resident artists and
makers who design and create a
variety of hand-made products;
from textiles, jewellery and
ceramics to pewter, prints and
pretty dresses. Buy straight from
the makers in their independent
and unique studios, six days a
week. Oak Street Café Bar is also
on hand, serving up the finest
home-made food, locally brewed
artisan beers and some damn
fine coffee. MCDC also hosts
an innovative and exciting
exhibition and events programme,
showcasing the best of
contemporary craft and design
fromboth established and
emerging talent. A diverse range of
workshops are also on offer, from
popular Make withMakers day
sessions to the Creative Business
Development series. The Centre
boasts Elbow’s Guy Garvey as
patron, who says, ‘If you like to
give personal gifts then there is
nowhere better in the NorthWest.’
Winner of Manchester
TourismAwards 2013, best
Independent TourismRetailer.
Bluecoat Display Centre
The Bluecoat, College Lane
Entrance, Liverpool
L1 3BZ (0151) 709 4014.
Open: Mon-Sat 10-5.30pm,
Sun 12-5pm (closed public
and Bank Holidays).
craft by over 350 selectedmakers,
plus changing exhibition and
education programme. For further
information visit our website at
Manchester Craft &DesignCentre
Vessel, JeremyMaxwell Wintrebert
Bluecoat Display Centre
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