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Opening Times, Access & Show Info

!!!DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES!!! 

 GNCCFonline : 17-18 July 2021

GNCCF Manchester : 8-10 October 2021, Victoria Baths

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PLEASE SUPPORT OUT OUTREACH WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC

In addition to our award-winning fairs, Great Northern Events quietly carries out outreach work with the Oasis Centre, a community centre in Gorton East Manchester, delivering free craft workshops, led by GNCCF exhibitors, for the disadvantaged and vulnerable people who use their services.

Sadly, the pandemic has forced the centre to close it's doors. As we are now unable to deliver our craft workshops, we are, instead, commissioning craft packs from our GNCCF makers, which will be delivered with food parcels.

We have made many friends amongst the Oasis community and many of them had very little before the pandemic. Our workshops enabled them to temporarily escape the stresses and chaos of their lives and enabled them to try new skills and make things they were proud of. Many live alone in temporary accommodation with few resources, money or family support to help alleviate the boredom of lockdown. Our craft packs go someway to brighten up their isolation.

 

Please support this initiative. Donate what you can here

Thank-you.

 

 

GNCCF MANCHESTER

Venue:

Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE

Opening Times                                                                       

Friday 8th October            18.00-21.00                                                                        Saturday 9th October           10.00-17.00                                                                        Sunday 10th October            10.00-16.00                       

*Preview Evening. Note the GNCCF is NOT open during the day on Friday.

Covid-19 Protocols

Protocols relating to minimising the spread of Covid-19 may still be in place and all visitors will be expected to respect these for the safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff.

Disabled access

There is ramped access to the building and a fully accessible toilet. Unfortunately due to the age of the building there is no access to the upper floors, where some stands and exhibition space will be. We apologise for this inconvenience. 

Cafe

There is an on-site licensed café selling drinks and light refreshments.

Credit Card Facilities/Cash Machines

Most makers have their own credit card terminals. There are several cash machines within a short walking distance of the venue.

Cloakroom

There will be a cloakroom for which there will be a charge of £1 per item. All articles are left at the owners risk and Great Northern Events NW Ltd accepts no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to property left in the cloakroom.

Pushchairs/baby changing

Baby changing facilities on site. There will be limited space for pushchairs but there will be a trolley park.  There is no lift to the upper floor.

Getting to GNCCF Manchester & Parking

GNCCF Manchester 8-10 October 2021

Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0FE.

There is limited parking on site and on surrounding streets.  There is a large multi story at the hospital on Hathersage Road, a 3 minute walk.

For directions and bus routes click here

 

Group/College Visits & Protocol for Students

If you are planning to bring a group of ten or more to the fair please note the following rules apply:

Organisers must be contacted in advance at ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk with planned date and time of visit and numbers attending. To prevent overcrowding all groups will be given a timed entry.

For large groups advance payment may be required. This will reduce visitor queues on the day, and enable us to fast track your entry to the fair.  All visitors are wrist-banded and reception will have your party's wristbands set aside.

School/college Groups

Students u16 visiting as part of a school group and accompanied by a teacher will be liable for the concessionary rate of £5.50 for tickets bought in advance or £6.50 on the door (for GNCCF Manchester)

We are happy to invoice schools for the cost of bringing a group so your school/college can pay by direct transfer.  Please email us at ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk with student numbers and details of who we should send the invoice to.

We will be happy to refund you the difference if some of your party pull out.  If this is the case please inform reception when you arrive of the number of drop outs and amount to be refunded.  We will reimburse you AFTER the show.  No refunds can be given on the day.

if you have more students than you have paid in advance for you will need to pay for these on the door.

The award-winning Whitworth gallery is five minutes walk away, should you wish to include this in your trip.

Guidelines for Student Groups  

Whilst student groups are welcomed they must ensure that the following guidelines are adhered to throughout their visit:

• Larger groups to split into smaller groups of 5 or less when browsing the fair to prevent congestion around stands and in aisles

• Exhibitor business cards should not be collected routinely. All contact details are contained in the show catalogue and are available from the website. www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk

• The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is a primarily a selling event and exhibitors are there to sell work. We ask that students respect this fact. Most exhibitors are happy to answer questions but students are requested to give priority to buyers.. Please ask permission from exhibitors for permission to take photographs of work

• The café seating area is for visitors who have purchased refreshments from the cafe; it is also smaller than previous years so we politely ask that students do not monopolise the seating area here.  We reserve the right to ask visitors eating packed lunches in this area to move elsewhere.  Your wristband will allow you to leave the show and return, so your students can use cafes outside the venue ( Note these are on Oxford Road, a five minute walk away).  If the weather is fine, there is also space outside.

Protocols relating to minimising the spread of Covid 19 may still be in place and all visitors will be expected to respect these for the safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff.

 

 

Donate to our Outreach work

In addition to our award-winning fairs, Great Northern Events quietly carries out outreach work with the Oasis Centre, a community centre in Gorton East Manchester, delivering free craft workshops, led by GNCCF exhibitors, for the disadvantaged and vulnerable people who use their services.

Sadly, the pandemic has forced the centre to close it's doors. As we are now unable to deliver our craft workshops, we are, instead, commissioning craft packs from our GNCCF makers, which will be delivered with food parcels.

We have made many friends amongst the Oasis community and many of them had very little before the pandemic. Our workshops enabled them to temporarily escape the stresses and chaos of their lives and enabled them to try new skills and make things they were proud of. Many live alone in temporary accommodation with few resources, money or family support to help alleviate the boredom of lockdown. Our craft packs go someway to brighten up their isolation.

 Please support this initiative. Donate what you can here. 

Thank-you.