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Be Your Gallery In 2021 Northern Quarter Gallery evolved from into Be Your Gallery.It is based in the heart of Manc

Operating as usual

02/09/2022

TOTES THE BEST BAGS ON THE BLOCK!
They are Like wearing a BYG mural!

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Art comes in all forms and here at you can even get it on a tote bag ! We were onoured to collaborate with 3 fabulous creatives

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02/09/2022

Happpppy Fridayyyyyy! May today be the fridayest Friday that ever fridayed!



Typographic Artwork by the brilliant 🖤

28/08/2022

Happy Sunday! As it’s bank holiday the gorgeous 2nd floor We will be open today 11-5pm!
Thank you again for the continued support this week it really does mean the world!

26/08/2022

The suns 🌞 shining and Manchester Pride weekend has officially started. has been buzzing already today. As promised we are offering 10% discount this weekend to anyone who’s shows us this video or online enters the discount code LOVEISLOVE online! enjoy and stay safe and most importantly see you all in Afflecks this weekend! Get tagging and sharing x
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27/05/2022
16/05/2022

The amazing .johnj visiting us in our gallery space.
We think she loved the mural from .

06/05/2022

Happy Friday! 🖤🤍🧡🖤🤍🧡It’s come round again so quickly! Hope you’ve all had a good week?
Because it’s Friday we have the Friday discount all weekend until midnight on Sunday. You can use here in the gallery or online! Simply say to us or enter
IT’S FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE
for a special discount! 🖤🧡🤍

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05/05/2022

Did you know before 1918 woman were not allowed to vote?

Are you voting today for your local council elections?

If it wasn’t for Manchesters born Emily Pankhurst and the suffragettes, one of Britain’s most accomplished political activist and woman rights campaigners. Who For 25 years she fought for woman to have the vote through demonstrations.

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04/05/2022

IN A GALLERY FAR FAR AWAY
(Manchester ) we celebrate May the fourth be with day! Creativity by cjtaylorart & 🖤🤍🧡

In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.

– Yoda

17/04/2022

Happy Easter everyone! Thank you for another brilliant week here at which today is closed for a well deserved rest!

14/04/2022

Have you ever noticed the Northern Quarter Street signage?
Funded by , Creative Tim Rushton designed a special typeface called Cypher for the ceramic street signs. Collaborating with potter and artist Majolica works. The signs are white on blue ceramic for the streets running East/West and blue on white ceramic for the streets running North/south giving the area its own unique identity.
This bespoke photomontage by the brilliant Ben Sedman commission collected today!

13/04/2022

The amazing selection of art from . Each illustrated piece has the detailed history and culture of the city captured in their unique way.
A favourite with our art lovers and interior design clients so far.

Come in and see for yourself.
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12/04/2022

We would like to welcome to the gallery .
A small team of local artist that bring together Manchester’s iconic history and culture through illustrations.
Already a firm favourite at numerous independent art markets across the city. You can find a amazing selection of their art / limited prints in the gallery and soon to be online.
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08/04/2022

Happy Friday and to top it off the suns shining ☀️ We are open until 6pm today and tomorrow here on the 2nd floor of showcasing some of Manchesters top talent including 🖤🤍🧡

08/04/2022

Happy Friday and to top it off the suns shining ☀️ We are open until 6pm today and tomorrow here on the 2nd floor of showcasing some of Manchesters top talent including 🖤🤍🧡

30/03/2022

Thank you Thank you Thank you for all your support so far!! We’ve got some new artists landing soon!! Keep you eyes peeled for more info .
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26/02/2022

Did you know that we aren’t just a gallery and but also a design studio. We are constantly creating and designing. All our creatives can personalise artwork to. These are one of our popular in-house Mothers Day cards that can be personalised with any location and name! 🖤🤍🧡 Order on line, email or pop in to see us on the 2nd floor of

26/02/2022

Did you know that we aren’t just a gallery and but also a design studio. We are constantly creating and designing. All our creatives can personalise artwork to. These are one of our popular in-house Mothers Day cards that can be personalised with any location and name! 🖤🤍🧡 Order on line, email or pop in to see us on the 2nd floor of

26/02/2022

I think we are all completely horrified to see what is happening in and we stand with you💙💛 This is a protest to be at today at 2pm Piccadilly Gardens. sign petitions, donate and share reputable sources in whatever way show your support. 🇺🇦

25/02/2022

We are so excited and passionate about this!
Afflecks will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of being alive! What an achievement is that! Our little gallery on the 2nd floor located in the heart of has been here since 2017 and we can’t wait to celebrate. We are incredibly proud to be here amongst lots of small cool businesses! Our team of creatives including are working behind the scenes on some unique limited edition artwork to celebrate this huge and very significant celebration! Head over to the Afflecks page to see what they are going to be up to!

24/02/2022

Thank you thank you! We can’t quite believe we’ve managed to reach 5000 legit followers! A huge thank you and hello to all our new and old followers from all around the world and those who have been with us from the very beginning on 🖤🧡🤍 we couldn’t do this without all of you!

16/02/2022

Wow wow wow!
A recap of our collaboration with the amazing guys .mcr .
We had our first artist rotation event with the one and only work on display. A night full of friends , family and our art community , amazing coffee / bites and the cheeky espresso martinis!! 😆
Thank you again for everyone who came down and supported!
Love from the team at 🧡🖤🤍

10/02/2022

We are very excited! 🐝cause Just in time for Valentines. This iconic pride, Manchester skyline Bee, hand painted with gold glitter onto glass, framed original has just landed (flown) into the gallery by Manchester’s finest . We only have one so once it’s gone it’s gone! Using a card you can even get a unique pride discount!

07/02/2022

Over the weekend work has had such a big welcome!
If you haven’t already, come in and check out for yourself. Her Photography littrelly takes you away for a second or two! 🧡🤍🖤

05/02/2022

We would like to welcome to the gallery She is a photographer and illustrator, who specialises with the colour palate. We’ve collaborated to curate a unique collection to launch with some beautiful prints called ‘Escape’, with the intention of inspiring you with colour and travels around the world. You can find her limited prints in the gallery and soon to be online.
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01/02/2022

We’ve partnered up with the amazing guys at .mcr for an amazing opportunity to exhibit our artist work on the walls of their new location on Cross street MCR. For the launch they welcomed one of the cities favourites !!
Please head down and support while having some amazing coffee and brunch.

collection will be up for a few weeks but keep your eyes peeled for who’s work is going up next.

Love you all for the continued support.

Love 🧡🤍🖤

27/01/2022

Are you looking for something extra special? Every year do you have a great idea but leave it until the day before. Are you looking for artwork inspired by a special lyric, location or personalised?
So this is just for you! All our Manchester creatives can create something personalised, bespoke and extra special just for you! It could be an original painting, print or greeting card. Simply drop us a message on here, online or pop in to have a chat for inspiration at our gallery/studio on the 2nd floor of . Don’t leave it until the day before this year! 😂🤩🥰

21/01/2022

It’s Friday and we are in Love as alway with this print by Sketchbook Design hand drawn letter from the lyrics by the Cure! As it’s Friday we are even launching today a special 10% discount online or in the gallery! Obviously the code is IT’s Friday I’m In Love 🖤💛🖤

20/01/2022

Soooooo excited we’ve been excepted to show case the gallery at the 2022 ! Only 289 sleeps! 💛🖤💛

08/01/2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID BOWIE!We can be hero’s just for one day! Happy birthday to one of the greatest artists of all time! David Bowie would have been 75 today!

08/01/2022

Do you think Manchester is the wettest city? 🌧 Mary Poppins possibly thinks so 🤩! To celebrate the rain in our beautiful city has created this unique original Mary Poppins flying over a Manchester Skyline on glass!

06/01/2022

Happy new year to you all!
It’s been super busy all over Christmas and new so we’ve been super distracted on socials. We are so grateful for some exciting collaborations and projects starting! We are so proud to work with all our creatives. Wishing one of them manchesters talented and very happy birthday. This was a amazing collaboration from 2021 by the genius team! Enjoy!

28/12/2021

New artist in-comming 👀👀👀👀👀
Are you interested in joining our art community with amazing opportunities in and around the city.? Feel free to contact us via email or DM. 🧡🤍🖤

24/12/2021

Happy Christmas Eve to all our amazing and passionate creatives and to all our wonderful customer from all around the 🌎. In the wise words of ‘this is such a difficult time of year for many people and for a variety of reasons, we truly hope wherever you are that you find peace and happiness!’ 🖤🤍🧡 Thank you for always inspiring our gallery Christmas cards!

23/12/2021

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2 more sleeps! 🎄 🎄🎄🎄
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18/12/2021

⭐️Don’t forget our gallery and the whole of the 2nd floor & 3rd floors including some of our fab neighbours and small indie businesses are open tomorrow 11-5pm. The last Sunday before Christmas and the last Sunday of 2021!!!!!

💥💥💥Once again the Madchester Music Map has been a top 10 2021 here at the gallery!💥💥💥Available in A4, A3 online or in st...
18/12/2021

💥💥💥Once again the Madchester Music Map has been a top 10 2021 here at the gallery!💥💥💥Available in A4, A3 online or in store now!
With the addition of some new names to the print like the brilliant
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In amongst so many Manchester legends like , Tony Wilson, Ian Curtice, even the Bee Gees! Created by the brilliant

17/12/2021

ONLY A WEEK TO GO!!! We’ve had the best week! But if you haven’t visited already here are a few ideas for the best Christmas arty gifts from the Be Your Gallery gift guide! We have the Madchester music map, artwork and photography of our city! Manchester and music themed artwork, mugs and gifts to beautiful originals painted onto glass like Mary Poppins flying over manchester! All created by manchester artists and designers!

16/12/2021

Once again this year we will be donating a percentage of sales from our Manchester music and and inspired 2021 Christmas card designs to our friends and the very very important NSPCC NW NSPCC Events charity. We design them and print them here in the gallery. You can get these online or in store here at the gallery !
You can also keep updated via our just giving page where you can also make extra donations if you wanted to.
https://www.justgiving.com/Be-Your-Gallery.

11/12/2021

💥💥💥WOW! 💥💥💥
Five weeks we were closed due to the flood and in that time you start to worry people might have forgotten us! BUT NOPE! Thank you to everyone who came to see us today supporting our little gallery on the 2nd floor of showcasing some of the very best Manchester Creatives! Guess what we get to do it all again tomorrow!

10/12/2021

So who is your favourite Noel?
Is it or ? We’ve now got our very own Noel Swingometer for 2021! or ?

06/12/2021

We’re back baby!!!!
It’s been a tough month with the flood in our space!
But the great work from and have got us back in and running! We’ve got some new amazing art in our space and some megaaaaa exciting news for you all soon!!
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30/11/2021

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. ”
- Vincent Van Gogh

Only a few more sleeps and will be back again stronger than ever!

26/11/2021

Happy Blinking Friday!
It really is for us! Yesterday we had the news we’ve be so patiently waiting for from ! Finally we can open our doors to you all again next weekend! The damage from the flood will have been finally been fixed. We will need a few days to get ourselves moved back in, but we can’t wait to see you Saturday 10am on the dot!!! Thank you for all the kind messages and online orders! We’ve really tried to stay positive but that’s thanks to you!

24/11/2021

we are supporting you 🖤🤍🧡
On 18th of November, served Night & Day Café with a Noise Abatement Notice. Manchester City Council (MCC) are threatening to close Night & Day .

We ask for Manchester City Council Licensing to remove the Noise Abatement Notice and for the Council. During lockdown, we were fortunate to receive Arts Council funding for being recognised as a place of cultural significance and also an Expanded Additional Restrictions Grant for Cultural and Entertainment value from Manchester City Council.
Night & Day will be exactly 30 years old this Saturday and has busily been preparing for a week of celebration with a number of special 30th Birthday events to mark this milestone.
Help us to keep the venue open!!
Artwork by our brilliant Sam! Let’s support!

24/11/2021

we are supporting you
On 18th of November, served Night & Day Café with a Noise Abatement Notice. Manchester City Council (MCC) are threatening to close Night & Day .

We ask for Manchester City Council Licensing to remove our Noise Abatement Notice and for the Council to address the real issue here which is that housing with ill-considered planning and construction has been approved and built next to a pre-existing live music business. Night & Day is located at 26 Oldham Street. Over the past 15 years, flats have been built or existing buildings converted to flats around us with no real thought or consideration to the pre-existing business, building and what it does.
We also ask not to be labelled us as a ‘nuisance’. We believe we are a real cultural asset to the city of Manchester, the North West and indirectly to the UK as a whole. We believe we are a key part of Manchester and are very proud of what we do and have acheived. During lockdown, we were fortunate to receive Arts Council funding for being recognised as a place of cultural significance and also an Expanded Additional Restrictions Grant for Cultural and Entertainment value from Manchester City Council.
Night & Day will be exactly 30 years old this Saturday and has busily been preparing for a week of celebration with a number of special 30th Birthday events to mark this milestone.
Help us to keep the venue open!!

23/11/2021

💛MANCHESTER ART FAIR 2021 thank you so much for having us! I only wish it was on for longer! We had a great time very inspiring and we got to meet and connect with some incredible creatives and Indi galleries. Can’t wait for the future collaborations. Some of our highlights where from , .tom .syntelis.art
WTF is an NFT 💛

13/11/2021

We are so so sad we have had to TEMPORARILY close the gallery due to flooding in our amazing space on the 2nd floor of Afflecks thanks to all the heavy rain. Ironically in November last year we were also temporarily closed due to the winter Lockdown. So as you can imagine as a small thriving indie business this is just devastating. BUT and are working hard to get us back in as soon as physically possible. Until we can open our doors again please don’t forget us and keep heading to our online gallery supporting our incredible creatives. Thank you for all your lovely messages of support and apologies to those who didn’t realise what has happened we will reply to your emails and messages as quickly as we can. See you very soon.

09/11/2021

To all our loyal customers , we miss you. But while we are just awaiting update on our space in Afflecks, you can still shop with us online - Link in our bio. We have everything you need and more on our website. Any questions, please feel free to contact us via DM / Email. Thank you for your continues support. We will be back in our space soon! 🧡🤍🖤

29/10/2021

Hello to our amazing customer’s.
Due to unforeseen circumstances completely out of our control and not Covid related! The gallery space will be closed for a few days. Not to worry we are staying positive. We still have our online shop ( link in bio ) for you to shop with us. Thanks to the Afflecks Manchester team for all there support!
We will keep you all updated on when we will be can open and with some exciting news coming too!! Thank you from the team. 🧡🤍🖤

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Afflecks Palace, Floor 2, 52 Church Street
Manchester
M4 1PW

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Tuesday 10:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 6pm
Thursday 10:30am - 6pm
Friday 10:30am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm

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The NQ Gallery is a recent addition to Manchester's exciting Art Scene. The quirky and innovative gallery, design studio and shop is located on the 2nd floor of the world renowned Afflecks Palace, situated in the heart of the city's vibrant Northern Quarter. This is a collective of Manchester's most iconic artists also known as the NQ Collective.

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Matilda is not only really passionate about her work but she also supports local gallery Be Your Gallery

In this short video Matilda and our Enablement Officer talk about her work on display!

We were so excited when Johanne Fisher owner of Be Your Gallery (aka Northern Quarter Gallery) in Afflecks Manchester in collaboration with Lemontape asked Crazy9 Mobile Crazy Golf to be part of the Manchester Lockdown Exhibition featuring artists and creative businesses affected by the Covid-19.

The super talented guys from Lemon Tape (James Mulholland and Luke Shepherd) stepped in to provide their Filmmaking talents & music production skills adding a new dimension to the exhibition.

The guys at Lemon Tape took care of the videography and wrote & produced the fun and catchy background music for the video. There's some brilliant video editing, not just to keep the video in sync with the background music but also a clever bit of editing that has two Petes working on the Wedding Cake! How cool is that (the editing that is, the world isn't big enough to handle two Petes haha).

We're busy preparing to make Afflecks look better than ever for when we reopen.

Some of our traders are in too, giving their stores a little revamp including Northern Quarter Gallery, Sour Cherry, DOLL PARTS, Luna Mcr. Can't wait to see you again ❤️
Mother's Day Giveaway 💜⚡ Win a hamper bursting with these Afflecks goodies for your mum/mother figure:

🐝 The Manchester Shop - bee socks
☕️ Luna Mcr - a marvellous mug and rainbow plant pot
🧼 SoapyJ - beautiful bath bomb
💌 Northern Quarter Gallery - hug in a card
🍭 - the sweetest treats
🕯 EarthFriendlyRocker - delicious candle and hand sanitiser
💜 Make Up Or Break Up - MUOBU - bandana & pin badges
Plus a MCR cookbook and an Afflecks rucksack to carry it all home in!

All you have to do is tell us why your mum/mother figure deserves a treat and tag them (if they're on social) 💛

Deadline to enter is Friday 12 March and we'll announce the winner on Mother's Day. The winner will be able to collect the prize when we reopen
Just a few of the awesome prizes up for grabs in our competition with The Northern Quarter Art Gallery ! ... more to be added to the winners hamper this week!... have you entered yet?...
All you have to do.....

⭐️ like our competition post
⭐️ follow Northern Quarter Gallery and
⭐️ tag your partner or someone you love in the competition post

Winner announced next Sunday ❤️
Are you a wedding supplier who has been affected by the pandemic? Perhaps you are a florist, a cake maker, stationery designer, pop up bar, event caterer, wedding venue, bridal shop or a musician or singer who continues to be affected by the Covid-19 situation.....

We want to hear from you....

Independent Street is excited to be collaborating with the fabulous team at Northern Quarter Gallery
whose home is in the legendary Afflecks Manchester

We are hosting a lock down love ❤️ Competition to be announced on Valentines Day to support our lovely friends in the wedding industry. And to show we care to the millions of couples who have had to delay their big day plans.

We need you gorgeous wedding people!
DM us for details 💋

One of our legendary 'gay shopping hubs' to re-open:
AFFLECKS AWAKENS - INDIE SHOPPING RETURNS TO MANCHESTER AS PART OF THE CITY’S RETAIL RE-OPENING
Beloved independent shopping institution Afflecks Manchester Manchester will reopen to the public on Saturday 20th June. From Tuesday 23rd June, the emporium will then operate five days a week from Tuesday – Friday, 10.30am -6.00pm, and Saturday 10am - 6:00pm.

Some of the new measures in place at Afflecks will include:

- 2M SOCIAL DISTANCING:
Across the building.

- AN INCREASED CLEANING SCHEDULE:
Of all areas with a particular focus on touchpoints.

- HAND SANITISER:
Stations at entrance and exit points.

- NEW ENTRANCE AND EXITS PROCESS:
Entrance-only via Church Street.
Managed entrance and exit via Oldham Street.
Tib Street entrance will be closed.

- ONE WAY SYSTEM:
In certain common areas of the building.

- REDUCED CAPACITY:
Allowing for social distancing across the site.

- COVID -SAFE TRADERS
All traders have completed COVID-safe risk assessment and will be operating their own individual COVID-SAFE measures.

- ATM AND GAMES MACHINES:
Not in operation.

- LIFT CLOSURES
The lifts will be closed except for requested access only.
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Northern Quarter Gallery have joined many other local businesses on Forever Local. Find out how you can help support them 🎨
Im trying to work as hard as I can to put plans in place to see if I can keep the Northern Quarter Gallery alive. Soon as lockdown is lifted the dream and hope is to hit the ground running.
Even if you can’t donate sharing our story would be amazing x stay safe x

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-keep-northern-quarter-gallery-alive
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