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Made Here

Made Here
Location:London Road Fire Station, Manchester
Celebrating and showcasing the designers, makers and creators of Manchester.

Made Here is one off event hosted by London Road, to introduce people to this iconic space before Allied London begins external and internal renovation works towards the end of 2016. London Road, which has stood empty for 30 years, will be transformed into a vibrant market meets festival, where visitors will be able to marvel at the original features and heritage of the space, as they shop and interact with the city’s design talent.

The cream of Manchester designer makers appearing at the event include contemporary creative studio Lazerian, denim and apparel engineers Joe & Co Denim, and Hand Studio who recently launched their HAND 01 product at Milan Design Week. Also confirmed are Swifty Scooters that are designed and engineered in Salford, JSY-leatherworks who hand craft leather goods and early morning riser Not Quite Light who will be selling photos of Manchester taken just before dawn.

Hot food will be on offer from Altrincham Market favourites Honest Crust Pizza, Well Hung will have their meaty experience to sample whilst street food newcomers Vaso Kitchen will be bringing a taste of homemade Indian cooking.

Fresh produce will be available from Noone’s victorian fruit and veg cart, Manchester chocolate makers Dormouse, Trove bakery will be selling fresh bread and pastries whilst the Milk Jam ladies (Bakerorama, Gingers Comfort, Lush Brownies) will keep your sweet tooth addiction satisfied. The bar will be hosted by Cave Direct featuring local breweries including Track and Alphabet Brewing Co.

The music line up is second to none with Manchester’s longest running weekly club night Funkademia providing the soundtrack along with live performances from Liam Frost, Slow Readers Club, Feed The Kid, Foxtales, Saytr Play and Stillia.

Lucy Noone from Allied London commented; “Events at London Road have been curated to create an experience like no other that will invite the public in and reinvigorate this space. We are re-building the community here with a programme of events and opportunities for distinctive and entrepreneurial businesses that will provide service, quality, design and an experience at Manchester’s new gateway.”

Event organiser Jamie Scahill said ‘Made Here is going to be the first ever event to happen at this iconic building so we’re really honoured to be working with Allied London to make it happen. Manchester has an amazing history of creativity and design and we think it’s important to recognise and promote this’

Made Here at London Road will be popping-up on Saturday 10th September from 11am – 9pm.

More details can be found here