In yet another Manchester Day first, an official event market will see some Manchester makers bring their creations to Exchange Square on Sunday 23 June.
Open throughout the day, from midday until 6pm, the Manchester Day Market is the place to take a little bit of the city home with you.
From Manchester-inspired art and prints to local artists’ exquisite jewellery, crafts and produce. The Manchester Shop will be there with its fantastic Manc themed apparel made in Manchester, for Manchester.
Catherine Mahé (Glass Artist)
For lovers of colour and pattern, Catherine’s glass work presents her passion for bold pieces. She discovered this passion over twenty years ago on trips to India and Guatemala and has been experimented ever since. Each piece is unique and handmade, and is inspired by the world around her.
Statement Artworks (Poster Art)
Eric Jackson, a former lecturer, has returned to his love of painting to produce some of the greatest northern poster art. His one aim is to combine his love of words and visual imagery, making art fun. Focusing on the various districts of Manchester where Eric was born and grew up, his posters focus on the quirks and peculiarities of each area, providing a subversive yet affectionate vibe to each of his pieces.
Ben Sedman (Framed Photography)
Having lived in various communities, Ben Sedman enjoys capturing the vibrancy and soul of a place through photography. Currently residing in Manchester, Sedman’s work is community-based and often displays Manchester landmarks and, of course, the Manchester Bee.
O’Donnell Moonshine (Traditional Made Liquor sold in Mason Jars)
Moonshine was born out of the American Prohibition Period as part of the clandestine era of distilling by moonlight. Moonshine is still produced and enjoyed today. O’Donnell use traditional methods, using the top ingredients and present their moonshine in traditional American mason jars.
The Chorlton Potter (Handmade Ceramics)
Having discovered his love for pottery at Chorlton Pottery over twenty years ago, Will Broughton completed a ceramics course at Arden College in Northenden and has since been making and teaching ceramics. Will’s work is mainly domestic and sculptural ceramics creating beautiful homeware as well as much bigger, impressive sculptures.
The Manchester Shop
‘Manc and Proud’. Based in the heart of the Northern Quarter, The Manchester Shop provides all the very best Mancunian apparel inspired by the city’s history as well as its creative and eclectic culture.
Daddy Cool’s Chilli Sauce
Daddy Cool’s Chilli Sauce is a small family run business set in the beautiful backdrop of the High Peaks. Daddy Cool has unleashed a range of Hot sauces, chutneys, jams, rubs, nuts and pickles. All of the products that are sold are made in small batches with the freshest ingredients available.
The Finest Honey
The Finest Honey are a small family run enterprise who got hooked on the magical world of the honey bee and the incredible product that comes from it. Liquid Gold! They are the purveyors of the finest honey and other hive products!
Cllr Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day, said: “A city of firsts needs a Manchester Day of firsts, so we welcome the inaugural Manchester Day Market to Exchange Square this year. Some fantastic artists and makers will be on-hand selling some of their Manchester inspired work. Yet another reason to get the family together for Manchester Day on Sunday June 23.”
Manchester Day is created by Manchester People, commissioned by Manchester City Council and produced by Walk the Plank.
For more information visit www.manchesterday.co.uk