Art Fair

A Cheap Affair Christmas

6 Dec 2009

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry


Save Event: A Cheap Affair Christmas

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


Islington Mill

Manchester, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: Regular buses run up Chapel Street from central Manchester, for further details see:
  • Car: James Street is just off the A6 Chapel Street and is easily accessible via the A56 and A57 and Mancunian Way. It has secure onsite parking. Foot: Islington Mill is a 10 min walk from Central Manchester via Bridge Steet, Quay Street or Chapel Street.
  • Train: Salford Central or Salford Crescent stations.
Directions via Google Maps Directions via Citymapper
Event map


Cheap zine creators and artists Tommy Eugene Higson and Nikki Marie Jackson are running monthly creative fairs A Cheap Affair, seeing various contemporary artists, designers, crafters and fashionistas coming together to sell their goods. With the nature of the event the focus is on selling but as the title suggests it is the inexpensive which is held in acclaim; an opposition to the often inaccessible and sometimes elitist worlds of the arts and fashion. In wanting some much needed public attention and accessibility drawn to the arts it is aesthetics, a value all-too-often overlooked that is kept in high regard. Clothes, jewellery, bags, zines and cakes as well as traditional art products such as paintings, drawings, prints and more will all be available for consumption. There is a pic n' mix tactic implemented by many practitioners reflected in their choice of subject, medium and media resulting in blurring the boundaries of definition. This diversity transcends any hierarchy sometimes held over art and the artistic product and other consumer products or creative enterprises and allows them to be presented on equal terms. A Cheap Affair will breathe new life into the world of consumer products, giving many new creators a platform for their craft to enter into the public conscious, alternatively giving the public a point at which to access a new, welcoming art and fashion culture.


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.