Night on the Tiles

Workshops for Festival Square with Standard Practice


Tue 16 April -
Thu 25 April

Running time

3 hours



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Under 18's to be accompanied by an adult

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Free tile-making workshops for Festival Square

We’re starting to finalise the design for Festival Square, the home of MIF19 in the heart of the city next summer – and we need your help to make it happen.

With the help of our friends from Standard Practice, we’re running a series of free tile-making workshops at which you’ll get to design and decorate your very own Festival Square tile. All the tiles made at these special evenings will go on to adorn the bars in Festival Square before getting a new life after MIF19, which we’ll reveal at the workshops.

Held at Underway in Mayfield, just around the corner from Manchester Piccadilly Station, all the workshops will be hosted by a professional potter. There’ll be coffee and biscuits available, and every evening will be soundtracked by playlists specially compiled for us by local DJs.

In particular, look out for the special Christmas workshops on 13 and 18 December, with free mulled wine and Christmas music, and the Valentine’s special with chocolates and wine on 14 February.

All the workshops are free, but capacity is limited and booking is absolutely essential. If you’re part of a community group and would like to bring six or more people to a workshop, please email us directly at for special group bookings


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