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Fair Timetable

  Schedule Times
Thursday 26 October 

Art Drop Off Only - RESTRICTIONS APPLY -
please see details below**

1600 - 1800hrs
Build-Up    
Friday 27 October  Offloading and Stand Dressing 
Final Stand Dressing***
0700 - 1630hrs
Open Period    
Friday 27 October  Access for Exhibitors  0700 - 2130hrs
  Fair Open: OPENING NIGHT 1700 - 2100hrs
Saturday 28 October  Access for Exhibitors 0900 - 1830hrs
  Fair Open:  PUBLIC 1000 - 1800hrs
Sunday 29 October  Access for Exhibitors 0900 - 1900hrs
  Fair Open: PUBLIC 1000 - 1700hrs
Breakdown    
Sunday 29 October  Removal of Exhibits 1730 - 2000hrs
     

 

**ART DROP OFF into Secure Store Area ONLY on Thursday 26 October  (1600 - 1800hrs)

We have made provision for art to be delivered into our secure store area on Thursday 26 October between 4pm and 6pm ONLY.  If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, you must complete the Art Drop Off Request Form’ (see link below); however, before doing so, please note the following:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Access is only permitted into our secure store area and under no circumstances will exhibitors have access to stands until Friday 27 October at 07:00 when build up commences (see timetable above) .
  • Deliveries may be made via the Manchester Central loading bay off Albion Street (see map)
  • The loading bay will only be open between 4pm and 6pm and, unfortunately, there is no flexibility on this.
  • Vehicle paperwork will be issued by the Manchester Central traffic team on arrival (ie. there are no vehicle passes to be completed in advance).
  • All personnel (including couriers) must have completed the ‘Acknowledgement of Site Induction’ form which is available here.
  • Couriers must have the necessary manpower and equipment to deliver into the secure store area.
  • All personnel entering the halls during this period must wear hi-visibility clothing (vests)
  • If you are using Leopold Eaton to delivery your artwork, you DO NOT need to complete the art drop off request form


PLEASE NOTE: We regret that we are unable to allow access without prior knowledge (by completing the Art Drop  Off Request form) and completion of the Acknowledgement of Site Induction form.

WHILST WE APPRECIATE THAT CHILDREN ARE ON HALF TERM HOLIDAY, WE MUST REMIND ALL EXHIBITORS THAT ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS ISI NOT PERMITTED INTO THE HALLS AT ANY POINT DURING BUILD-UP OR BREAKDOWN.

*** Please note that there will be no admittance to exhibitors for the dressing of stands after 16:00 on Friday 27 October. All stands must be fully dressed and the aisles clear of all packing and equipment by 1630 on Friday 27 October. This is to ensure that the stands and aisles can be cleaned and the show approved for opening by the venue's Fire and Health and Safety officers.

Important Information

It has been brought to our attention that a company called EXPO CART have been contacting Buy Art Fair exhibitors with an offer of furniture, lighting, graphics etc.  Please note that this company is NOT the official supplier for Buy Art Fair and exhibitors should be aware that delivery vehicles will not have priority access and that the organisers will not be able to contact the company in the event of any issues around the hire products.

Duty of Care Statement

Exhibitors must take reasonable care for their own health and safety as well as that of others who may be affected by their actions (or omissions) at work.

It is the duty of each Exhibitor to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health and safety at work of all their employees, contractors, visitors, fellow exhibitors and others who may be at risk as a result of their work activities during the exhibition’s tenancy.

Exhibitors must not bring minors under the age of 16 into the exhibition halls during build-up or breakdown.

If you have any queries about this statement please contact Lindsey Hanford, Operations Director

Hotel Accommodation with The Principal Manchester

Save 10% off our best available bedroom rates when you stay at The Principal Manchester over the Buy Art Fair weekend in October.

Valid for stays between 27th - 29th October 2017 only.

Please quote BAF17 when booking.

Supported by

U+I

Jack Arts

Manchester Evening News

Principal Manchester

iNews

Manchester City Council

Manchester School of Art

Cheadle Hulme School

Landmark Investments Group

5plus architects

Artisan

Farrow & Ball

J W Lees

Cass Art

Own Art