I’ve just been to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester; which will also be on throughout this weekend. It’s based in a temporary building in the heart of  Manchester’s Spinningfields district, which at first was a little difficult to find because I didn’t go far enough into Spinningfields at first, so if you do go, look for the sign towards Hardman Street and keep following it right down (if approaching from Deansgate).

 There were lots of stalls showcasing the latest in contemporary craft, including jewellery, ceramics and textiles. The building itself was a little uninspired but the stallholders had made an effort with their own displays of work, a few of which seemed to have special offers and prices on their work if bought at the fair itself.

 Tickets are £5 or £4 for concessions, and can be bought on the door.

 If you’re into crafts and up in the North this weekend then I’d recommend giving it a look, although I don’t think you’ll need to spend a whole day there.