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First set of exhibitors

The BCFA would like to announce that the following BCFA members will be exhibiting at this years event!  More to follow…

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Feeling

Stomach rumbles won’t be a problem at this years Manchester Open, with a variety of different food options available to this years visitors.  Across both days there are two different options for you to grab food from while visiting the iconic Museum of Science & Industry. You can enjoy coffee, breakfast, sandwiches and pastries in […]

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Manchester: A nights...

Manchester is the design hub of the north and with that comes the need for hotels with interiors designed to impress. We have taken a trip to Manchester and has got an inside peak at the latest and best hotels. In December 2015, Eclectic Hotels opened its fourth property to its string of unique and (as […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

Manchester Art Gallery has a wonderful mixture of  international collections, both contemporary and historic right in the heart of the city.  As part of the running to the BCFA’s Manchester Open, Design Insider is looking into the northern design scene. We visited Manchester Art Gallery and were blown away by some of the exhibits. Take a […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

Some of the worlds bestselling Authors came from Manchester, you may have read some of their work; Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange, Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret garden and poet Carol Ann Duffy to name a few.  With that in mind, it’s not a surprise that Manchester is home to some of the most […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

Laurence Stephen Lowry, was born in Salfold, Manchester in 1887. Many of his paintings and drawing were directly inspired by and depicted Manchester cityscapes. An Accident (1926) – The scene depicted here shows a crowd forming around a women found to have committed suicide. In Lowry’s early life he worked as a dept collector only […]

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Manchester: A nights...

Manchester is the design hub of the north and with that comes the need for hotels with interiors designed to impress. Design Insider has taken a trip to Manchester and has got an inside peak at the latest and best hotels.  Successful budget hotel group, Motel One have just opened a new hotel in the […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

With the BCFA Manchester Open fast approaching we have decided to create a collection of articles focusing on the design scene in the north. Generally, people believe that London is the hub of creativity in the UK but we would like to debunk that theory. On a sunny day in July, I took a trip […]

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BIG TOPIC: Northern...

#ThrowbackThursday At last years Manchester Open we held a panel discussion with 5 big names in the northern design scene. Take a look at their afterthoughts from the conversation in our BIG TOPIC video… At this years Manchester Open, SPACE Magazine will be hosting a talk about the future of commercial interiors in The North. […]

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