Ah another lovely sunny day dawns and we’re a day closer to the weekend and to our April Showers promotion!
As you will probably have heard by now April has a number of long weekends for you to enjoy and where better than the luxury and comfort of Roomzzz? All you have to do is book a room at Roomzzz Aparthotel in either Leeds or Manchester between 1st April and 8th May 2011 and we will give you a night in a luxury aparthotel from £39 per night…. what could be nicer?
But that’s not what we’re here for today… no today is the day we review our activities of choice for weekend’s in Leeds and Manchester … Now both cities are famed for their shops, they both have a branch of Harvey Nichols BUT they both also have thriving craft centres, outlets for the independent creative talent which both cities are also famed for! So why not take a turn off the high street and delve into these melting pots for truly unique jewellery, art, ceramics, furniture…. you get the picture!
In Leeds we have the Craft Centre & Design Gallery which is in Leeds City Art Gallery on The Headrow – currently they are exhibiting their annual striking ring exhibition, they research the market to include ten established jewellers and their ring designs. ‘Rings’ explores the technical and aesthetic qualities of rings and brings together a diverse collection.
In Manchester we have the fabulous Craft and Design Centre – a long established lifeline for Manchester shoppers in search of unique items – this sounds vague but I can’t do justice to the array of arts and crafts available here! The Craft Centre sits on Thomas Street which is in the Northern Quarter – Manchester’s latest area of regeneration and growth – I’d like to think that the Craft Centre acted as a magnet for this developement!