The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford

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The National Centre for Craft & Design is an arts centre in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, which holds England's largest exhibition space for craft and design. It comprises space for galleries, teaching, and design workshops for designers in residence.The NCCD began as The Hub in 2003, in a converted Hubbard and Phillips company seed warehouse. In 2011 it changed to The National Centre for Craft & Design, funded by North Kesteven District Council and Arts Council England.The NCCD is part of Lincolnshire One Venues, aided by Lincolnshire Arts Trust to promote, and achieve funding for, ten arts centres within Lincolnshire.EventsIn 2011 the NCCD held an international competition for architects and artists to design beach huts for the Lincolnshire coast; entries came from North America, Europe and Asia in the form of scale models, the winning design being built full size.In January 2012 the Centre became a venue for an international touring exhibition, The Museum of Broken Relationships, with Croatian exhibits of personal relationship mementos.The NCCD co-curated, in collaboration with the Crafts Council and mac (Birmingham), the tri-annual Made in the Middle exhibition of contemporary design, held at the mac centre from February to April 2012. The Arts Council funded Design Factory announced that Made in the Middle would visit the NCCD from April to July 2012.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This centre has a ground floor display of works for sale and these are of a high quality and of a wide range of materials. There is an area fitted out with children's seats and activities. On the nega...  more »
  • Entry is free and if you're stuck for ideas you can have a good wander about and look at some of the interesting work on display. There is a cafe downstairs which I didn't try and a balcony at the top...  more »
  • The coffee shop inside does great coffee and nice food. The Hub side of it I am not too sure about. Mainly as I am yet the find anything I would buy. They showcase different local designers talents. I...  more »
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  • Brilliant range of exhibitions, things for children to do and a lovely cafe.
  • A nice place to go and have a look around even if you don't particular like arts and crafts. Get a good view over Sleaford and the navigation. Nice cafĂ©
  • A lovely building and a lovely experience
  • Wonderful facility next to the river, which puts on some daring and important shows. If you are in the area, this is a must see.
  • Lovely place