studios for artists and creative businesses

Archive for September, 2016

Consalvo Pellecchia

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Matthew Brown

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Constance Fearn

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

David Noble

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016


Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Aeroplane is a design studio formed by Frosyni Bairaktari and Gareth Higham. After gaining a decade of industry experience, we decided to set up base at AWOL in 2015, a hub of all things creative and a unique place to work. When we’re not in the studio, you’ll find us on research trips, exhibitions or enjoying the outdoors.


Brand development and consultancy
Web design and digital marketing
Graphic Design


Contact us:
0161 3540 940

Soap Deluxe

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Premium luxury artisan soap and bath and body product makers.

Having spent most of my working life in corporate jobs connected with the clothing industry, at the age of 55 I changed careers after a chance watching of a television programme. Three months later having bought every book on the subject and watching every Youtube video, I set about making of all things … soap!

It brought that spark back into my life, a reason to get up in the morning, a realization that I could use my artistic skills and business management experience to create something useful, beneficial and “clean”! To make a product, a thing of beauty, something that used the most expensive ingredients I could find and something that was as near natural as I could get it without all the “nasty” chemicals in. It would become my passion and drive.

I was teaching myself how to create a new business that was based on a passion to please, about luxury and to develop it into a strong recognisable and viable brand.

Moving into AWOL Studios was the best move I could make. I have a fantastic space to be creative in, to run the business from and have the most spectacular view over East Manchester and beyond to the Pennine hills. We share our space with our brother business, Totem – Wolf which has been recognised as a leading men’s grooming brand by British GQ magazine.



Artisan Soap Maker and Master Blender

TELEPHONE:- +44 (0)7454 666565


Bloomfield Art

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Bloomfield Art undertakes all aspects of painting conservation and fine art restoration, from condition checking to reconstructing missing areas of paintings.

We also offer a full antique frame restoration service from cleaning gilt frames to repairing damage to decorative swept frames and full re-gilding.

We are happy to travel out and view the paintings for restoration and do serve most of the North West Region. If you are unsure if we serve your area please contact us. We can travel as far north as Lancaster and as far south as Chester, we also travel east and west to Leeds and Liverpool. If you are outside this area please contact us and we will be happy to discuss other options.

Usually a quick call is all you need to make an appointment. We can arrange to view the piece and assess the work necessary.  Alternatively you can get a preliminary email quotation by using the directions here.

James Bloomfield has been an associate member of the British Association of Picture Cleaner Restorers since 2003 and has over 11 professional experience of restoring and cleaning oil paintings for both the commercial and private collector.

Stephen Bibby

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Manchester Playwright Forum

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Bev Stein

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Hope Mill,
113 Pollard Street,
Manchester M4 7JA
T: 0161 637 7004
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