The MadLab building is about to undergo a major face lift which means by autumn, we’ll be better equipped to host community groups and commence our exciting new course programme!
The refurbishment is scheduled to finish in October. Upon completion we’ll have completely new frontage (bye bye dodgy shutters) and a new meeting room on the ground floor (hello new space for events!).
With regular enquiries about new groups, and attendance for existing groups and courses at an all time high, the refurbishment is coming at a crucial time in the development of MadLab and we’re all really excited about what the future holds for our continuously expanding community.
What does this mean for you?
We’ve had a number of success stories from our courses in the past and these successes have recently been picked up on by The Skinny. They’ve featured Dan Hett (a previous course attendee who later got scouted by the BBC and is about to run his own course at ML) in an article about working in the arts. Read some more here to wet your appetite for some ML learning.
Meanwhile back at MadLab we’re currently working hard on our autumn course schedule. As we’ll have a shiny new space by then, it would be rude not to put on a fantastic course schedule to match and we’re currently working on a host of new professional courses led by international names. Come October we’ll be launching new courses from Coding to Arduino, not forgetting the trusty favourites like the ever-popular WordPress courses with WordPress co-founder Mike Little.
We’ll be announcing the full course schedule in the next few weeks so keep an eye on the website, Twitter and Facebook page, or if you’d like to be ahead of the curve, register your interest for courses at firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll make sure you’re the first to receive the info.
There may be a period of temporary relocation during the refurb (we’re currently finalising details for this and will be in touch with existing groups very soon). This is to ensure the safety of our staff and users. Although we’d love to stay here and let the work go on around us, we’ve been advised by our architect to vacate the building during this period. The temporary location will be centrally located and big enough to host the groups so won’t cause too much disruption!
What the refurbishment does mean is that the ground floor will be warm and cosy in the winter months through better insulation and we’ll have a new meeting room to take on new groups and continue to support those with increasing attendance.
If you’re interested in starting a meetup at MadLab, let us know at email@example.com. We offer the space free to unsponsored groups that are free to attend.