The Repair Centre: Public Pop Up

Manchester Craft and Design Centre


Join us at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, where we’ll be sharing some of the work created by participants of The Repair Centre! Over a series of artist led workshops, people in recovery from substance use have explored recovery as a transformative process through creative acts of renewal and self-repair. This pop-up event invites you to learn more about our creative mending project, inspired by Kintsugi - an ancient form of Japanese ceramic repair. The project has worked across materials, including ceramics, textiles, wood and paper.

Kintsugi philosophy evidences that something new, useful, and more interesting can come out of damage, loss and change. This notion may be paralleled in the stories of people in recovery, but society does not always value those who have experienced these reconstructive, mending processes.

Meet members of the project who will be making in the space, and adding new pieces to the exhibition over the two-day event.

Find us at: Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD

Managed by the WEA, the Greater Manchester ESF Community grant programme will help thousands of people who face additional barriers in the workplace to improve their employability, move closer to the labour market or gain permanent employment.

Delivered by Portraits of Recovery in partnership and collaboration with Manchester Craft and Design Centre, creative producer Jenny Walker, and recruitment partners Change Grow Live.