In addition to the award winning GNCCF in Manchester we are delighted to announce the launch of two new summer shows GNCCF Sheffield & GNCCF Newcastle, as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.
11-14 October 2018, Upper Campfield Market, Manchester
27-29 July 2018, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
23-24 June 2018, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
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The award-winning GNCCF is the longest running contemporary craft fair in the North and is well regarded by designer makers, and a much anticipated event in Manchester's cultural calendar. It features 150 exhibitors and attracts 6000 visitors over the course of 4 days. It takes place in a Victorian market hall, Upper Campfield Market, a hidden gem, just off Deansgate, Manchester's main thoroughfare, and directly opposite the Hilton Hotel in the city's landmark Beetham Tower.
Owned by Manchester City Council, Upper Campfield Market Hall hosts many cultural and food events, and is one of the main venues for Manchester International Festival. It is heated and well lit and retains many original features including a grand metal girded and glass roof.
The GNCCF will also feature artist demos and the Great Northern Graduate Showcase. There will be a cafe on site and the venue is surrounded by trendy cafe bars and restaurants.
GNCCF Manchester will consist of white plywood exhibition stands.
The venue is easily accessible, just a 3 min walk from Deansgate train and tram station and a five minute walk from the main shopping centre. There re may car parks within 3 mins walk. Access for unloading/breakdown is straightforward - exhibitors can park around the rear and side of the venue to unload, then move their cars to one of the nearby public car parks.
There are many hotels to cater for all budgets within walking distance, from the YHA 5 mins away to the Hilton across the road. The Deansgate Locks Premier Inn is 10 mins walk away.
GNCCF Sheffield is a brand new Summer show hosted in partnership with Making Ways, a Sheffield based organisation. It will take place in the contemporary setting of the Millennium Gallery, opposite the railway station, and will feature 75 exhibitors.
GNCCF Sheffield will consist of white plywood exhbition stands.
Making Ways are offering up to 10 bursaries for emergent Sheffield-based designer-makers to enable them to have a stand at the GNCCF Sheffield. To be eligible designer-makers must be in the first three years of their creative development and/or of graduating.
GNCCF Newcastle - part of the Great Exhibition of the North
GNCCF Newcastle will be produced in partnership with The Biscuit Factory as part of The Great Exhibition of the North and will take place at the Biscuit Factory, an award-wining independent commercial gallery in Newcastle. It will feature 50 exhibitors and will be a selected table top fair. Priority will be given to Northern based makers, particularly those from the North East, Yorkshire, Cumbria, the Borders, Northumberland & North West.