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MadLab in Salford

Wednesday, 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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Saturday, September 27th, 2014


Title: NaNoWriMo

Description: Manchester NaNoWriMo

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

Manchester Space Programme

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Manchester Space Programme

Manchester Space Programme

Title: Manchester Space Programme

Description: Manchester’s very own civic space programme for local space-technology enthusiasts.

Date: 26-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

This month’s meeting is taking part at Common, opposite MadLab on Edge Street. The group will be celebrating the winding-up of its first successful project, funded by the UK Space Agency’s “Space for All” programme as well as the next space-balloon launch on December 14th.

If you can’t wait until the next meeting, check out Harvy’s amazing photos from the group’s first launch, here.

CRIT Group

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Not Too Critical

Not Too Critical

Title: CRIT Group

Description: Creative Reflection and Investigation Talk Group is an informal network for local artists and designers. This new group meets about once a month with the aim of facilitating a pooling of professional skills and knowledge to provide motivation, support and social contact for those pursuing a creative (visual) practice in Manchester.

Date: 26-11-2014
From: 19:00 to 21:00

Location: Federation House (New Art Spaces). Directions here.

Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Hipsters Hackers & Hustlers

Hipsters Hackers & Hustlers

Title: Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers

Description: Speed Pitching for Developers and Entrepreneurs

Date: 26-11-2014
From 18:30 to 21:30

RSVP on meetup.com

This is the ORIGINAL and best co-founder speed dating & pitching event EVER in London, and now we’re heading to Manchester baby!

This is the first event we’ve run in Manchester, so we’ll be trying to bring up prizes and freebies for those attending and pitching.

If you are looking for co-founders or connections in general; if you want to pitch your idea/product/service/skills/etc. or if you just want to come and watch an entertaining, rapid fire event, then this is THE one to attend.


7.00pm – Welcome from the organisers

7.15pm – Key Note 1: TBC

7.30pm – Key Note 2: TBC

7.45pm – STRICTLY ’30 second’ speed pitching*

*Suggested breakdown for 30 second pitches (Remember: practice makes perfect!):
10s – Who you are.
10s – What you do/are working on.
10s – Who/what you are looking for.

8.15pm – ‘Dating’ and socialising

If you haven’t seen any of the pitches before, here’s a couple from our last event in London here and here. If you’re interested in our previous keynote speakers, check out Lessons From The Porn Industry and The Psychology of Being Liked