‘Home Is In The North’, an exciting new interiors shopping event is launching for the very first time at Halle St. Peters located in up and coming Ancoats on Saturday 26th April, 11am – 4pm.

Built in 1859 at the peak of Ancoats industrial boom, Halle St. Peters and its historic location will provide the idyllic backdrop to host an eclectic mix of 30 independent designer-makers from across the North who specialise in modernising traditional crafts.

From intricate wirework, surface pattern design, lustre glazed ceramics, bespoke upcycled lighting, fine art illustration and ideas etched in glass, many of talented exhibitors are united and inspired by the industrial North.

Taking inspiration from key Manchester landmarks, is surface pattern designer Annabel Perrin who used the contemporary architecture of Salford Quays to create her ‘Imperial’ geometric pattern used in her cushions, footstools and fabrics. Leeds based textile designer, Anthony Hughes has also incorporated Northern industrial landscapes such as pylons, gasholders and railway tracks into his forth coming homewares range ‘Industrious Living’. Continuing the ‘Industrial Chic’ trend is bespoke lighting designer, Richard Linford of Greymoose Designs with his upcycled lighting collection that experiments with camera tripods, sturdy steel basins modernised with colourful braided lighting cords.

‘Home Is in the North’, will also be launching ‘The Future Design Showcase’ in partnership with Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Northern Quarter concept store Fig & Sparrow and online market place What I Always Wanted. The area has been created as a support network to give emerging artists and makers the unique opportunity to meet potential stockists in person and seek advice and guidance about building their brand.

There is a full schedule of complimentary interactive workshops, demos and seminars taking place throughout the day. Highlights include a ‘Create Your Own Art’ workshop with interiors blogger, Kimberley Hughes of Swoonworthy, who will also be sharing her trend predictions for 2014 during a 30 minute seminar.

Founder and creator of ‘Home Is in the North’, Rachael Adams shares her thoughts on designing a unique event concept in vibrant Ancoats.

‘I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Halle St. Peters,’ she said. ‘2014 is a really exciting time for the venue as it explores other avenues in addition to being a beautiful rehearsal room for the orchestra. Paying homage to the Ancoats significant industrial importance was one of my key reasons for hosting ‘Home Is in the North’ in East Manchester. I really hope the event encourages people to explore and appreciate this exciting and innovative part of the city.’

Whether you are looking to spruce up your home this Spring, take part in a DIY tutorial or get invaluable advice from our event partners, ‘Home Is in the North’ will be by far one of the better ways to enjoy your Saturday!

For £3 advance tickets visit Eventbrite and Skiddle. Excludes booking fee. Advance ticket holders will receive a free copy of our Home Is zine. Tickets on the door: Adults £4, Children Under 15 Free.

To see a full list of exhibitors and more information visit www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com

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