LRTF Listings

GeekUp

Monday, March 29th, 2010
GeekUp

GeekUp

Title: GeekUp
Location: MadLab
Description: GeekUp is a community of web designers, web developers, and other tech-minded folk from the UK
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2010-04-13
End Time: 21:00

GeekUp Manchester takes place on the second Tuesday of every month. It’s a grass-roots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in all forms of technology and creative media.

It’s a bring your own beer event but there is also an honesty bar if you come empty handed.
Manchester events are purely social, come along and have good chinwag.

If you have any question contact Andrew Disley on 07921040857 or @andrewdisley

Manchester Permaculture Network and Transition City Manchester Film Night

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
Manchester Permaculture Network

Manchester Permaculture Network

Title: Manchester Permaculture Network and Transition City Manchester Film Night
Location: MadLab
Description: An exciting debut Film Night, screening Rob Hopkins new film ‘In Transition’ and Farm For A Future.
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2010-03-29
End Time: 21:30

Screening Rob Hopkins new film ‘In Transition’ and Farm For A Future.
This is the first screening in Manchester of the new ‘In transition’ DVD, which explains what the transition movement is all about, and what we can do for our future – bringing together peak oil, climate change, and permaculture in one evening.
We will also be showing some extracts from Rebecca Hosking’s A Farm For A Future, which was broadcast on BBC2 last year. This film covers peak oil, the Transition movement, and showcased a number of permaculture farms and smallholdings in the UK as future sustainable farming.
Film showings will be augmented with slides and discussion around energy decent transition, the future of food, and media approaches to these issues.
As is traditional with permaculture network events, please bring food to share – veggie or vegan preferred.

Transition City Manchester and Manchester Permaculture present….

Screening Rob Hopkins new film ‘In Transition‘ and Rebecca Hosking’s ’A Farm For A Future‘.

This is the first screening in Manchester of the new ‘In transition’ DVD, which explains what the transition movement is all about, and what we can do for our future – bringing together peak oil, climate change, and permaculture in one evening.

We will also be showing some extracts from Rebecca Hosking’s A Farm For A Future, which was broadcast on BBC2 last year. This film covers peak oil, the Transition movement, and showcased a number of permaculture farms and smallholdings in the UK as future sustainable farming.

In Transition

In Transition

Film showings will be augmented with slides and discussion around energy decent transition, the future of food, and media approaches to these issues.

As is traditional with permaculture network events, please bring food to share – veggie or vegan preferred.

This event is free but we will be collecting donations to go towards venue costs.

Important: in order to avoid overcrowding, you are required to book a place at this event. You do not have to print out a ticket, we will have a guest list on the door.

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea – Computer Surgery Workshop

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Title: Girl Geek Afternoon Tea
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Afternoon Tea!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-03-28
End Time: 16:30

Who:
Girl Geeks, bring along anyone you like! Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in doing some techy stuff… Even boys can come if you want to bring them as your date! (But please register everyone so we know how many people we can expect :)

What:
Back in the days, when computer were BIG GREY BOXES and not those tiny shiny laptops we all use today, getting a new machine meant WORK. Real, honest, proper work, with screwdrivers, cables, dust, and sharp metal edges. Oh yes.
If you’ve always wondered what a computer looked like from the inside, and how you could stick the bits together to build something that’s more than the sum of its parts – look no further!


At the Girl Geek Afternoon Tea Computer Surgery Workshop, we’re going to drop a ton (literally…perhaps) of spare parts onto you and then it will be your turn to get your hands dirty and build a shiny new machine. Once the parts are in the right place, we’ll install an open source operating system (hello, Linux!) on the machines and see if everything works. The computers will be donated to MadLab (and possibly Arcspace, a community project in Hulme).
Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, we’ll have an introduction to get you started, experienced girl geeks that help you build the tower of power, plenty of screwdrivers and, of course, tea and biscuits!

Bring along…?
- Your favourite mug
- Your favourite biscuits, cupcakes, tea, coffee (we’ll have the basics, but in case you fancy something slightly more interesting… :)
- Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in doing some techy stuff

Manchester Lucid Ubuntu Global Jam

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Ubuntu Global Jam

Ubuntu Global Jam

Title: Manchester Lucid Ubuntu Global Jam
Location: MadLab
Description: An incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the weekend of 26th – 28th March 2010 to work together to improve Ubuntu.
Start Date: 2010-03-27
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2010-03-28
End Time: 16:00

What is a Jam?
The Ubuntu Global Jam incorporates events that have been organized over the world to get Ubuntu contributors and fans together to have a great time and improve Ubuntu. Each event has one or more of our four themes:

  • Bugs – finding, triaging and fixing bugs.
  • Testing – testing the new release and reporting your feedback.
  • Upgrade – upgrading to Lucid from Hardy or Karmic and reporting your upgrade experience.
  • Documentation – writing documentation about how to use Ubuntu and how to join the community.
  • Translations – translating Ubuntu and helping to make it available in everyone’s local language.
  • Packaging – work on Ubuntu packages and improve them.
  • Other – other types of contribution such as marketing, packaging, advocacy etc.

see UbuntuGlobalJam for more info

General Info

Schedule / Presentations:

Presentation: “Reporting Bugs: Real life guide to improving Free Software” by Michael Dorrington

Helpers:

  • Simon Wears
  • Gordon Allott
  • Lucy Bridges
  • Les Pounder
  • Luke Taylor
  • Michael Dorrington

Manchester Craft and Design Centre Workshop

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Jenny Bland Workshop

Jenny Bland Workshop

Title: Manchester Craft and Design Centre Workshop
Location: MadLab & Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Description: Lighting and interior accessory designer, Jenny Bland is running her last 1 dayworkshops to accompany her exhibition.
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2010-03-27
End Time: 15:30

Each workshop will start in the exhibition space, where Jenny Bland will talk about the display and her innovative techniques. You will then move on to the warmth of MadLab just around the corner on Edge Street to learn how to make your own bowls, vessels & hanging hearts using the same methods.

Dates

This is the final workshop!

Timetable

10.30am – 3.30pm

Lunch

1-2pm

Cost

£25 to include all materials.

Suitable for

16+ No experience necessary.

Booking

To book your place, please call 0161 832 4274. You will then need to send a cheque for £25 made payable to Manchester Craft & Design to -Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD.

PRIOR BOOKING ESSENTIAL – PLACES ARE LIMITED.

Further InformationMeet at Manchester Craft & Design Centre in the exhibition space.Bring a packed lunch or get soup, sandwich and a drink from Cafe Aromat for just £5.

NB – You will be able to take the hanging heart home with you on the day, but your bowl will need to be set in resin after the workshop, so it will be available for collection a couple of weeks after the event.