THE Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (LNCCF) sets up its stalls for its annual Christmas shopping pop up in its new venue of Altrincham Town Hall, on December 6.

Forty leading professional designers, makers and artists have been specially selected to sell their work directly to the public. Goods will range from jewellery and fashion accessories to beautiful objects for the home.

The Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair comes from the team behind the award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) which attracts over 6,000 visitors from all over the UK and takes place annually in October at Old Granada Studios in Manchester.

The organisers, Angela Mann and Ann-Marie Franey, launched Great Northern Events, a not-for-profit company, eight years ago with the aim of raising the profile of contemporary craft and design and giving designers and makers in the region, a platform to showcase their work.

“The Little Northern has proved a small but perfectly formed spin off of the GNCCF attracting people from all over Cheshire and Manchester. The event replicates the standard of the Great Northern and is a friendly informal setting to meet the artists, buy one off handmade gifts for Christmas or drop heavy hints to your nearest and dearest,” says Ann-Marie Franey.