For visitors

Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Access

Opening Times

Thursday 12 October: 6-9pm ( Private View)

Friday 13 October 10am-6pm

Saturday 14 October 10am-6pm

Sunday 15 October 10am-5pm

 

Entrance fee:

Private view: £10 advance/ £12 on the door.

Buy your advance tickets here

Other Days

 £6.50 (£5.50 concession) in advance/ £7.50 ( £6.50 concession) on the door

Concessions apply to students with student card, unwaged and OAPs.  Children under 16 are free if accompanied by parent or carer.

Students u16 visiting as part of a school group and accompanied by a teacher will be liable for the concessionary rate.

Buy your advance tickets here

Disabled access

The venue is all on one level.  Disabled parking is available at the side of the venue on Tonman Street. Disabled toilets are available on site.  

Cafe

There is an on site cafés selling drinks and light refreshments and many cafes around the venue.

Credit Card Facilities

Some makers have their own credit card terminals. For those who don’t, there is a centralised card payment facility, based at reception, where you can purchase goods using a credit or debit card (American Express cards are not accepted). There are several cash machines within a short walking distance of the venue.

Cloakroom

There will be  a cloakroome 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

We are limited on space for parking pushchairs.  Due to the widith of the aisles we politely request that you avoiid bringing in double buggies.

 

Getting to GNCCF & Parking

GNCCF address:

Upper Campfield Market, Campfield Arcade, Manchester M3 4FN

 

The post code brings you to Campfield Avenue Arcade, between Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant. The entrance to the GNCCF is at the far end of the arcade.

By Car

There is no visitor parking on site except for a limited number of on street disabled and meter parking bays on Tonman St, at the side of the Market Hall.

SAT NAVs to nearest car parks are below.

From the M62 (West)

Follow the M62 to Manchester and at Junction 12 join the M602 towards Manchester city centre. At the end of the motorway, continue straight onto the A57 Mancunian Way. Take left onto A56 Deansgate, through 2 sets of light. The venue is diagonally opposite the Hilton Tower,  behind the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant.

From the M60

Exit the M60 at Junction 5 (sign posted Manchester A5103). Join the A5103 (Princess Road) and continue towards Manchester city centre. Continue ahead at the roundabout into the city centre under the Mancunian Way ie take the 2nd exit onto Medlock St. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Whitworth Street West and continue past Deansgate Locks. Turn right at the lights onto Deansgate (A56). Upper Campfield Market is on the left, diagonally opposite the Hilton Tower, behind the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant.

From the M56

Leave the M56 at Junction 3a and join the A5103 Princess Road towards the city centre. At the roundabout underneath the Mancunian Way continue straight across ( 2nd exit) onto Medlock Street (signposted St Peter's Square). At the traffic lights turn left into Whitworth Street  then turn right at the lights onto Deansgate (A56). Upper Campfield Market is on the left, diagonally opposite the Hilton Tower, behind the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant.

PARKING

There is no parking on site except for disabled parking bays on Tonman St. There are many metered bays with a max 2hr parking stay which take coiins or paybyphone. Tthere are several NCPs within 3 mins walking distance:

 

NCP Great Northern Warehouse, M3 4EE

Euro Car Parks, Deansgate, M3 4LY

Bridgewater St, M3 4LY

 

 

 By Rail

Deansgate station is the nearest and 3min walk from the venue. Regular trains run to Deansgate from Manchester Piccadilly.

From Deansgate Station

Leave the station and cross over at the lights, walk under railway bridge and walk down Deansgate. Campfield Market is on the left,on the diagonally opposite corner to the Hilton Tower. The entrance to the fair is through the Arcade between the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant. Sat nav M3 4FN.

Manchester Piccadilly

From here take the train to Deansgate ( 2 stops) or the tram to Deansgate-Castlefield. See directions on foot from Deansgate Stn above and from Deansgate Castlefield tram station below.

 

Manchester Victoria

Upper Campfield Market is about a 15 minute walk from Manchester Victoria Train Station and five minutes on the Metro shuttle bus. On leaving the main entrance turn right down Deansgate, past Kendals on your right, past Blacks and Sainsburys Local and walk towards Deangate Station. Upper Campfield Market is on the right,on the diagonally opposite corner to the Hilton Tower. The entrance to the fair is through the Arcade between the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant. Sat nav M3 4FN.

By Tram

Metrolink Tram

Metrolink operates a fast frequent service which is fully accessible to all.Daily tickets can be bought from ticket machines at all stops, you must be in possession of a valid Metrolink ticket or pass BEFORE travelling.

The closest stop is Castlefield-Deansgate. which is  a 5 minute walk to the venue. Leave station and head down Deansgate towards City Centre. Upper Campfield Market is on the right,on the diagonally opposite corner to the Hilton Tower. The entrance to the fair is through the Arcade between the Instituto Cervantes and Dimitris Restaurant. Sat nav M3 4FN. 

Plan your journey and check for updates at www.metrolink.co.uk

Further details on getting here by public transport here www.tfgm.com

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 will 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.

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.

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.

 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 resrve 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 there is an excellent fish and chip shop across the road!).  If the weather is fine, there is also a grassed seating area near the Roman Fort across Liverpool Road, approx 3mins walk from the venue.

 

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ENTRANCE FEE

Diccounted advance tickets 

Single Day Ticket: £6.50

Concessions (16-18 yr olds, students with NUS card, unwaged and retired): £5.50

Preview Evening Thursday 12 October 18.00-21.00 £10 advance ticket  includes complimentary glass of wine

Children under 16 free with accompanying parent/carer.

Students visiting with a large group and accompanied by a teacher will be liable to pay the concessionary rate even if they are u16.

 

Eventbrite - Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2015

Tickets can also be purchased on the door -entrance fees:

Preview Evening Thursday 12 October 18.00-21.00  £12 on door includes complimentary glass of wine

Single Day ticket: £7.50 on door

Concessions (16-18 yr olds, students with NUS card, unwaged and retired):£6.50 on door.

Children under 16 are free if accompanied by an adult

Weekend ticket,allows multiple visits over the duration of the event ( excludnig Private View): £15

Weekend ticket Concession: £13

Students visiting with a large group and accompanied by a teacher will be liable to pay the concessionary rate even if they are u16.