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Arts and crafts in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester (including Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) is in the North West of England. It has a population of around 2,680,000 and covers approximately 12,700 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire.

County flag of Greater ManchesterTwo thousand years ago the area in which Manchester is located was within the territory of a Celtic tribe called the Brigantes. During the Roman period a fort called Mamucium or Mancunium was built, from which the city gets its name and today the forts remains are a scheduled monument. Previously part of Lancashire, Manchester grew as a major textile producer and during the Industrial revolution became the first industrialised city in the world, with for example the first railway station, and attracted workers from across Britain and Ireland who made the city their home. During the late twentieth century Manchester went though a period of industrial decline and many of the old factories, warehouses, as well as 1960s buildings have been replaced by office and living spaces and a modern tram network. Today Manchester is considered by many to be, after London, the second city of England and is famous for its contemporary culture in music and fashion, architecture, sporting success, universities and leading role in science and engineering. Performing arts venues in Greater Manchester include the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, the Plaza in Stockport, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, the Manchester Opera House and the Octagon Theatre in Bolton.

Among the famous people from Manchester is the artist L.S. Lowry (November 1st 1887 – February 23rd 1976), who drew and painted pictures of the local industrial landscape and its inhabitants, the so called matchstick men. A collection of his work can be seen in The Lowry, which houses a gallery and theatres in a complex in the Salford Quays, previously the site of the cities docks. The Manchester Art Gallery has displays of silver, glass, furniture, and paintings by artists from many parts of Britain and the continent. Visitors can see works by British artists including Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, L S Lowry, Wynford Dewhurst and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, as well as French impressionists such as Pierre Valette, who painted local scenes and taught artists such as Lowry, influencing their work. Other attractions in Greater Manchester include Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Staircase House in Stockport, Manchester Museum, Ordsall Hall in Salford, Manchester Cathedral and Bramall Hall in Stockport.

Craft and Gift Fair Bolton

Craft and Gift Fair Bolton

University of Bolton Stadium formerly Macron stadium, Bolton, Greater Manchester

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Luscious Scents

Luscious Scents

Salford, Greater Manchester

LUSCIOUS SCENTS is a family run business comprising of mum dad and daughter we specialise ...

Ethereal Crystals By Ellie

Ethereal Crystals By Ellie

Denton, Greater Manchester

My names Eleanor, I live in Manchester, United Kingdom. Even from a small child I was ...

Cottage Cocktails

Cottage Cocktails

Royton, Greater Manchester

We launched our first 6 infusions that we felt brought a different dimension to shop ...

Gane Products

Gane Products

Bolton, Greater Manchester

My specialities are Victorian dresses and aprons, pinafore dresses, toys, clowns, dolls, ...

Luciouslips Art

Luciouslips Art

Whitefield, Greater Manchester

I handmade quirky “Planters with Personality”. Totally unique and very wacky. Plant pots ...

Invoke

Invoke

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Invoke has mental health and wellbeing at its center, as a Reiki Master, who also happens ...

Bagflomosa

Bagflomosa

Manchester, Greater Manchester

I make one off pieces ranging from photography, paintings, keepsake boxes and 3d work. ...

Centimental Crafts

Centimental Crafts

Worsley, Greater Manchester

We have a beautiful collection just for you! With handmade gifts and home ware, aromatic ...

Pick Art

Pick Art

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Pick-Art is the work of Tony Pickering (Me), an Artist, Illustrator, designer and graphic ...

Emilia And Me

Emilia And Me

Stockport, Greater Manchester

Emilia and Me are a mother and daughter team who have been making beautiful homeware ...

Perfectly Pressed Petals by Louise

Perfectly Pressed Petals by Louise

Ashton in Makerfield Wigan, Greater Manchester

I use a range of flowers and leaves from my garden and the local area to create beautiful, ...

John Betteridge

John Betteridge

Urmston, Greater Manchester

Hi, I am a part time blacksmith from Manchester, my full time occupation is an Ambulance ...

Bee Happy UK

Bee Happy UK

Oldham, Greater Manchester

I produce luxury hand poured, small batch, vegan and cruelty free soy wax candles and ...

Casa22 Designs

Casa22 Designs

Bury, Greater Manchester

My business is primarily designing and making bespoke costume and gemstone jewellery. ...

Hannah Nissen Art

Hannah Nissen Art

Salford, Greater Manchester

I have a B.A in photography and am a licentiate of the Royal photographic society. I ...

Sunflower

Sunflower

Sale, Greater Manchester

I am making fabric products with high quality materials. I love sewing and design. I ...

Lottie and Grey

Lottie and Grey

Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Lottie and Grey create Sterling silver, rose gold and Swarovski Crystal jewellery. ...

Distinctive Designs

Distinctive Designs

Standish, Greater Manchester

After teaching Design and Technology for over 20 years and using laser cutters to make ...

Handmade craft shop

Handmade craft shop

Bolton, Greater Manchester

we make chocolate bouquets for all occasions and are all made to order with choice of ...

Andy Lees Ceramics

Andy Lees Ceramics

Bolton, Greater Manchester

As well as Throwing a range of pottery and also handbuilt ceramic items I also provide ...

Keepsake Alley

Keepsake Alley

Wigan, Greater Manchester

We are a mother and daughter team who make handmade and bespoke personalised quality ...

Affordable Wellness

Affordable Wellness

Wigan, Greater Manchester

Selling over 200 fragrances that are perfect for gifts and Xmas presents. Some of the ...

Angel Lights

Angel Lights

Manchester, Greater Manchester

I make natural soy, rapeseed and coconut candles and wax melts. With a variety of fragrances. ...

The Green Witch

The Green Witch

Bury, Greater Manchester

I am a practicing Green Witch, when I began my path, I struggled with where to start, ...

Ninepops

Ninepops

Horwich, Greater Manchester

We are a mother and daughter team with a passion for making bespoke handmade gifts. We ...

Art by LorraineKim

Art by LorraineKim

Atherton, Greater Manchester

I create original and unique pieces of abstract art using acrylic paints, resin and mixed ...

Forever Planet

Forever Planet

Wigan, Greater Manchester

Handmade Vegan, Palm Oil free and Plastic free bath and skin care products. Our aim ...

Bath with Nature

Bath with Nature

Wigan, Greater Manchester

Here at BathwithNature we believe that its possible to provide natural bath milks in ...

Rainbow Baby Gifts

Rainbow Baby Gifts

Swinton, Greater Manchester

I make a variety of childrens clothes. These include - dress - dungarees - waistcoats ...

Gifts Under A Tenner

Gifts Under A Tenner

Oldham, Greater Manchester

Established in 2013, gifts under a tenner has been supplying affordable quality gifts ...

Your Green Space

Your Green Space

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Planters made from quality softwood, fully treated and lined. Any size can be made. Planted ...

Kraftyjaks

Kraftyjaks

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Wish String Bracelets and Gift Tag Clip on Charms String Bracelets with charms presented ...

Artisan crafts

Artisan crafts

Leigh, Greater Manchester

We are a small firm who design and build bespoke furniture. In addition to cabinetry ...

Beverley Anne Designs

Beverley Anne Designs

Bury, Greater Manchester

Currently making handmade Christmas decorations and wreaths using book pages, fabric, ...

Personalise Direct

Personalise Direct

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Personalise Direct aims to bring all kinds of products and Personalise them for that ...

Midnight Moon

Midnight Moon

Bury, Greater Manchester

I have been a stall holder on the famous Bury Market for two years now. I sell a mixture ...

New Crafter advice please

New Crafter advice please

Whitefield, Greater Manchester

Hi. I’m completely new to this site and have recently started creating quirky Planters ...

New Website now live

New Website now live

Stockport, Greater Manchester

Its been a very busy couple of weeks for emilia and me (mostly me!), with Christmas ever ...

A very small persons big ideas a small business

A very small persons big ideas a small business

Stockport, Greater Manchester

... and a very long story made short. Emilia loves to design and create things, and I ...

New to site

New to site

Urmston, Greater Manchester

Hi, Just like to say hi, I am John, only registered today, I am a part time blacksmith ...

Luscious scents designer fragrances

Luscious scents designer fragrances

Salford, Greater Manchester

Hi everyone check out our luscious scents shop our WAX MELTS 4 times stronger than normal ...


Laurence Stephen Lowry

(Born 1887 in Stretford in Greater Manchester), Painting

Laurence Stephen Lowry usually called L.S. Lowry, British artist, is known for his 'matchstick' paintings of urban landscapes and industrial scenes in his native Lancashire.

David Horatio Winder

(Born 1855 in Bolton in Greater Manchester), Painting

David Horatio Winder, British artist, was known for his landscapes of Britain.

Thomas Earnshaw

(Born 1749 in Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester), Clockmaking

An eminent watchmaker. Who was one of the pioneers of the chronometer, improving on the earlier work of John Harrison.