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GNCCF Manchester will return for its 11th edition from 11-14 October 2018 as a headline event of Design Manchester, a two week city-wide festival of exhibitions, talks, debates, workshops and conference. The multi-award winning GNCCF is one of the leading selling events in the UK, featuring over 150 of the UK's top designer makers. 

GNCCF Sheffield is a partnership with Making Ways and will take place from 27-29 July 2018.  It will bring together 75 specially selected designer-makers, to sell their work directly to the public in the contemporary space of the Millennium Gallery, in the heart of the city.

GNCCF at the Great Exhibition of the North, in partnership with The Biscuit Factory, will take place in Newcastle from 23-24 June 2018, the festival's opening weekend.

The GNCCF is supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery Grant for the Arts.


GNCCF LIVE  hosts pop up demos and workshops delivered by GNCCF exhibitors.  This is an opportunity to see makers in action, chat to them about their work and have a go yourself in free drop-in workshops and paid for masterclasses.  

Our first GNCCF LIVE took place from 28-30 July 2017 and was a huge success. Sign up to our newsletter to hear about future events.

In February & March 2018 we are taking GNCCF Live to the Oasis Centre in Gorton to enable people who don't normally engage in the arts to take part in some workshops.