Events Listings

NaNoWriMo

Monday, November 24th, 2014
NanoWriMo

NanoWriMo

Title: NaNoWriMo

Description: Manchester NaNoWriMo

Location: New Art Spaces, Federation House (see below for directions)

Date: 28-11-2014
From 18:00 to 21:00

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, painstaking month of literary abandon. Participants across the world begin writing on November 1. The aim is to the write a 50,000 word (approx 175 pages) novel by 11:59:59pm on November 30.

NaNoWriMo is a novel writing program for all those who have considering writing a novel but have been discouraged by the time and effort involved. This month is focussed on getting words on paper, on getting that story onto the page. The words you write may not be award winning prose but at least your story will be told. The refinement and rewording can come later.

Whilst writing a novel might be an individual task, by no means will you be alone in your battle. You can draw comfort from the fact that alongside you is an enthusiastic and engaging group of other participants fighting the same fight, going through the same joys and sorrows towards that ultimate goal of a finished work of fiction. The charge is led by three NaNo-veterans known as the Municipal Liaisons who will be there to guide you through the month. They will also be writing their own novels alongside you!

Hot drinks are provided. You’re encouraged to bring food, treats, willing friends and whatever device you prefer to write on. Power points will be available. For further information about NaNoWriMo and the events happening in your region, see the links below:

Official Website: www.nanowrimo.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nanowrimomanchester

Directions to New Art Spaces (Federation House):

With the MadLab building on your left, walk down to the end of Edge Street and turn left onto High Street. Take the next right on to Thomas Street and walk all the way to the end of the road towards Shudehill. At the end of the street, cross over and turn left towards Shudehill tram stop. Turn right on to the tram stop platform and walk down towards The Printworks. Turn right at the end of the stop onto Danztic Street. New Art Spaces (Federation House) is on your left and the MadLab entrance is through the big black gates. There will be someone from MadLab there to greet you!

Want a map? Here you go:

To find out more about why we’re temporarily relocating, and for a step-by-step Street View walk-through, click here. If you’ve got any questions about the new venue, please email office@madlab.org.uk.

GosuCup

Monday, November 24th, 2014
GosuCup

GosuCup

Title: GosuCup
Location: MadLab, 42 Edge Street

Description: A Hearthstone Tournament & Fireside Gathering

This is an externally organised event.

 

Date: 29-11-2014
From 10:30 to 17:30

 

 

 

A Hearthstone Tournament and Fireside Gathering in Manchester, UK

The first ever tournament to use the new “Duel” format

With prizes for 1st & 2nd place provided by Razer (total value of over £200)

Make friends and earn you Fireside Gathering card back in our Lounge Area!

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Doors open: 10:30am

Tournament: 11:00am – 5:30pm

Gathering: 12:30pm-5:30pm

 

For details on how to enter visit: http://www.tryingtobegosu.com/gosu-cup-registration/

 

This is an “Offline” Tournament. All participants must come to the event in person.

All levels and ages welcome

Please bring your own Laptops or iPads

 

Not been to MadLab before? We’re here:

 

Manchester Free Software

Monday, June 9th, 2014
MFS

MFS

Title: Manchester Free Software

Location: New Art Spaces, Federation House (see below for directions)

Description: The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.

Date: 18-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

 

 

 

Directions to New Art Spaces (Federation House):

With the MadLab building on your left, walk down to the end of Edge Street and turn left onto High Street. Take the next right on to Thomas Street and walk all the way to the end of the road towards Shudehill. At the end of the street, cross over and turn left towards Shudehill tram stop. Turn right on to the tram stop platform and walk down towards The Printworks. Turn right at the end of the stop onto Danztic Street. New Art Spaces (Federation House) is on your left and the MadLab entrance is through the big black gates. There will be someone from MadLab there to greet you!

Want a map? Here you go:

To find out more about why we’re temporarily relocating, and for a step-by-step Street View walk-through, click here. If you’ve got any questions about the new venue, please email office@madlab.org.uk.

Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Sci-Fi Book Club

Sci-Fi Book Club

Title: Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club

Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans

Date: 18-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

Our next book is Manhattan in Reverse by Peter F Hamilton (320p) which we’ll be discussing at 7-9pm on the 18th Nov at Madlab.

“In 1998 Peter F. Hamilton, the master of space opera and top ten bestselling author, published his first collection of short stories in A Second Chance at Eden. Thirteen years later he returns to short fiction with a new collection. This includes ‘Manhattan in Reverse,’ an original story featuring Hamilton’s popular detective Paula Myo, from his bestselling Commonwealth series.

From ‘Watching Trees Grow’ and a murder mystery set in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s, to ‘The Forever Kitten’ and the questions of eternal youth and the sacrifice required to pursue this, these stories deal with intricate themes and sociological issues. They take an intriguing look at what it is it that makes us enduringly human.

With all his usual wonderfully imagined futuristic technology, complex characters and brilliantly conceived storytelling, Peter F. Hamilton shows yet again what makes him Britain’s number one science fiction writer.”

Read the book and join the discussion!

Books for the following months are:

20th Jan – We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (256p)
17th Feb – Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson (384p)

See you next book!

Lean Agile Manchester

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Lean Agile Manchester Logo

Lean Agile Manchester

Title: Lean Agile Manchester

Location: New Art Spaces, Federation House (see below for directions)

Description: Lean Agile Manchester is intended to be the home of Lean (Kanban), Agile community in Manchester and surrounding areas. Of particular interest to this group are practices and methods for improving the effectiveness of software development. Kanban for software development, Lean, Agile, Rightshifting, Continuous Delivery and Systems Thinking are just some of the topics for discussion.

Date: 19-11-2014
From 18:30 to 21:00

Directions to New Art Spaces (Federation House):

With the MadLab building on your left, walk down to the end of Edge Street and turn left onto High Street. Take the next right on to Thomas Street and walk all the way to the end of the road towards Shudehill. At the end of the street, cross over and turn left towards Shudehill tram stop. Turn right on to the tram stop platform and walk down towards The Printworks. Turn right at the end of the stop onto Danztic Street. New Art Spaces (Federation House) is on your left and the MadLab entrance is through the big black gates. There will be someone from MadLab there to greet you!

Want a map? Here you go:

To find out more about why we’re temporarily relocating, and for a step-by-step Street View walk-through, click here. If you’ve got any questions about the new venue, please email office@madlab.org.uk.