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Pocket Guide: Northern Quarter Chinese Arts Centre Hotels

Manchester has been a melting pot for people from all over the world down the centuries. It all started in the 15th Century with an influx of Flemish weavers, and later trade links with North America for cotton imports led to Manchester's pre-eminence as a textile manufacturing centre. This attracted increasing numbers of workers, and led to the creation of today's ethnically and culturally diverse city. All sorts of international cuisines are available within walking distance of any hotel in Manchester city centre, and venues like the Chinese Arts Centre reflect this rich cultural heritage.

Manchester Hotels for the Chinese Arts Centre

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, to give the centre its new official title, was set up in 1986 and is the leading organisation and venue in the United Kingdom for the promotion of modern Chinese artworks. Numerous exhibitions are held here throughout the year, constantly changing and showcasing new talent in the Chinese art scene. The artist-in-residency programme adds a personal touch to the exhibits, where people can come to watch the artist at work creating pieces that will later be displayed, and the centre also commissions new pieces. There's always something new happening here, and you should pay the centre a visit - it's centrally located, easy to find, and close to many hotels in Manchester.

Enjoy a Visit to the Chinese Arts Centre with Manchester Hotels

The centre is situated in a dedicated space close to Manchester's Smithfield Market in the Northern Quarter of the city. This area has plenty of attractions of its own, from designer outlets to curio shops and smart cafés, and its bohemian atmosphere lends an added dimension to venue itself. There are wonderful works of modern Oriental art on display, from prints and watercolours to ceramics and textiles, and it's easy to get here by bus or tram from your Manchester hotel or guesthouse. Just ask for directions to Chinatown. While you're here you could make a day of it and enjoy a meal of sweet and sour pork or Peking roasted duck afterwards at one of the many excellent Chinese restaurants in this colourful neighbourhood.