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Hotdesking available at the new Salford MadLabWednesday, October 1st, 2014

We’re moving into our new Salford Venue next week where we’ll have lots of desk space available for hire. If you’re interested in hot desking with us in our new space, get in touch via office@madlab.org.uk.

We’ll be offering desks at £90pcm on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you’d like to visit the space to have a look first, just drop us an email and we’ll arrange a date to show you around.

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P.S We’re counting on you to use your imagination to picture the missing desks we’ll be putting in when we arrive!

 

 

The MadLab 2014 Survey – What we’ve learnt so far!Friday, September 5th, 2014

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The MadLab survey is underway! If you have a spare few minutes, please take it here and help shape our future direction.We’ve had several hundred responses so far. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part.
We thought you might like to hear about some of the early trends that are emerging. Here are some of the highlights:
  • About a third of you are from Manchester, 15% of you live in Stockport and another 15% in Salford, with Bolton, Bury and Trafford all on 10%. We’ve got users from across all areas of the Greater Manchester region – and a strong showing from West Yorkshire, East Cheshire and South Lancashire.
  • 30% of MadLab’s users are women
  • On average, people spend 3-4 hours at MadLab every month
  • 25% of respondents have volunteered or do volunteer. Of the 75% that haven’t, half of you would volunteer 4-5 hours a month, given the right project (this is amazing!)
  • 45% of you have gone on to further learning as a result of coming to MadLab, and over 40% have gone on to share things you’ve learnt at MadLab with other people
  • 15% of you have gone on to get a job or a promotion as a direct result of the formal or informal training you’ve had at MadLab

We’ll keep you updated as more info comes in.

Have a great Friday.

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MadLab in SalfordWednesday, October 1st, 2014

Yep. It’s true. We’re opening up ANOTHER MADLAB! This time, in Salford, where we’ll be putting on lots of new events and projects, opening our doors to Salford-based community groups and offering out some beautiful hotdesking space.

We’re moving into an old bank on Chapel Street.

More precisely, this big white building below:

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It’s an amazing building and comes with a huge hall that we’ll be using for events and meetups:

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Complete with some rather lovely railings..

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There’s also a basement downstairs that is home to our favourite bit - a massive vault!

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If you’re in the Salford area and want to come check out the space, let us know.

Once we’re up and running we’ll be getting straight in to the usual MadLab activities so get in touch if you have an event you’d like to put on, want to start a community group or are interested in getting involved in any other way. We’d love to hear from you. office@madlab.org.uk

If you’re interested in the hot desking space, go here.

Bokeh Yeah have moved!Monday, September 1st, 2014

Bokeh Yeah have permanently moved to Castefield Gallery! Check out the message from the group’s organiser below:

Bokeh Yeah are excited to announce that we have moved into our new project space at Federation House, thanks to the support of the New Arts Spaces Scheme hosted by Castlefield Gallery.

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We have been busy sprucing the place up and will be for the next couple of weeks, after which time we shall be hosting an official launch do!! So we will let everyone know when that will be as soon as the sprucing is complete.

If you’ve some free time to come and assist us in this that would be great. We still need to paint the walls and clean up the floor a little so we will be there all of this coming weekend. You can get in touch here on email of Facebook or just drop by in your overalls! We will be there from 10am on Saturday and Sunday

The address is Federation House, Danzic Street.  Manchester M60 0AF. Our entrance is through the large black door on Danzic Street and throughout the door to the left of the court yard.

We will be working on lots of exciting DSLR video projects and training sessions for you to participate in at the space so do keep an eye on on our twitter @bokeh.yeah and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BokehYeah

This coming Thursday 4th September is our regular session of course, where will are continuing on the theme of documentary film making. Our Pararchive Challenge is under way and we will be hosting a practical camera session. How to set up for interviews camera, lighting and sound recording to get the best results. As well as how to capture an interview on location whether it be  to gather ‘vox pops’ sound bites or record a full interview on location to make your documentary lively and interesting and highlight some aspect of your story

This session is open to all and it will be a great opportunity to see the new space. The session will start at 7pm as usual so bring your camera and we’ll see you there.

Your Bokeh Yeah! team