London Road Fire Station is to host a series of free pop-up events showcasing the work of some of Manchester’s best designers, makers and creators across four dates starting in August.
A collaboration between Allied London, Studio DBD and Jamie Scahill. ‘Made Here’ at London Road will give the public a chance to meet and buy from the people behind some of the finest hand made products in Manchester.
London Road’s The Engine Room will showcase hand-crafted furniture, clothing, ceramics, prints and more whilst out in the courtyard there will be local food and drink producers, workshops for kids and DJs and bands performing throughout the day and into the evening.
The station, 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.
Confirmed designer/makers include Joe & Co, Mcr Mosaics, Man Co Co, Hand studio, Track Brewing Co and Lazerian who recently showcased his work at an event for OGS Works, the new creative co-work space at Allied London’s new St. John’s neighbourhood, on the site of the Old Granada Studios.
London Road will be hosting a series of low-key events in the courtyard and ground floor, to introduce people to this iconic space before Allied London begins external and internal renovation works towards the end of 2016.
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 13th August / 10th September / 8th October and 12th November from 11am – 9pm.