Christmas in Stockport Town Centre

Festive Handmade Shop Now Open 10:00-16:00 on Thursdays & Fridays until 16:00 Decmber 16th!

Celebrate another year of creativity and connection with a festive fundraiser from 11:00-16:00 on November 26th!
For HAndmade at Hat Works we have a fabulous and fun day planned – yuletide Art Club activities, handmade Christmas shopping, tasty treats, special hot drinks, live music and an art raffle! Come along and get creative, while at the same time helping to raise funds for our work.

Creative Art Club Activities

– Mini Bobble Hats
– Felt Decorations
– Paper Kerplunk Trees
– Festive colouring sheets

Bookable Workshop for Ages 14+

Pottery Portrait Planters with Sarah Pink. Details and bookings here.

Handmade Charity Shopping

We offer both shopping for Arcware in our Online Shop (which includes delivery or Click & Collect!) AND a retail selection in The Gallery Cafe.a

Every purchase is a contribution to help us continue our work unlocking creativity and transforming the lives of vulnerable adults and young people across Greater Manchester.


The Artist’s Table

Our Handmade at Hat Works Artist’s Table is a selection of unique and thougtful handmade artwork and pieces by Arc’s associate artists from around the NW. Buying from these fabulous local makers ensures a quality and unique gift for yourself or a loved one, plus a portion of the sales supports our work and might make them do a little dance (dancing not guaranteed)! Makers confirmed so far are: Becca Smith, Sarah Pink, Sharon Giles, Wendy Roby, Netty & Di, Christmas in Tiny Town, Jeni Jacques-Williams and Zoe Leavy.
See visitor information here.
This is a free drop-in event with no pre-booking or payment required. We’re fortunate to be able to make our programmes happen thanks to hours of hard work by volunteer team each year. To support the charity we suggest a donation of £3-5pp from those who can afford it. This can be made online or c/card on the day.
To see how your donation helps to support vulnerable people and allows us to continue to run events like this, please visit about us.