Posts Tagged ‘HLF’

MadLab goes on a Day Trip to MOSI

Monday, April 15th, 2013

As part of the All Our Stories local heritage program, on 23rd March the MadLab hosted a day trip to the Museum of Science and Industry.

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It was a brilliant outing packed full of steam engineering and noisy looms, which gave a much appreciated insight in to the reality of workers lives and the contribution made by industrial engineering to the British economy then and now. For those on the trip originally from outside Manchester, it gave a different perspective to the narrative of boom and bust, the height of radical politics and the city’s decline. What was particularly interesting was to see how national issues and political movements such as womens’ suffrage and workers’  rights were seen from the Manchester experience.

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Mary Barton at the Industrial Heritage Reading Group

Friday, April 12th, 2013

MadLab may have a reputation for being overly geeky and tech focused, but we are also home to many creative groups (filmmakers, photographers, writers) and two book clubs. The Heritage Lottery Fund for All Our Stories gave us the opportunity to start a new one – around the industrial heritage of Manchester.

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Film Jam at the MadLab Penny Theatre

Friday, April 12th, 2013

‘When the workers in Manchester finished their day at the cotton mills, Penny Gaff was probably the most popular and yet affordable entertainment for the vast working class, besides drinking. Last week on the 5th April, MadLab put up a set of red curtains and brought us a night of nostalgia, with a contemporary look.

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Manchester Industrial Heritage Reading Group – Mary Barton

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Manchester's Industrial Heritage Reading Group

Manchester’s Industrial Heritage Reading Group

Title: Manchester Industrial Heritage Reading Group
Location: MadLab
Description: Book club for readers interested in Manchester’s industrial heritage
Date: 25-04-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Are you interested in Manchester history – specifically turn of the 19th century? It was a time of great social and economic upheaval, where fortunes were made, squalor was squalled and people all over the world came to document and comment on the state of the world.

This months session is a continuation of the first group meet up on the 2nd April and will feature an in-depth discussion on the novel Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell.
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We invite you come join the latest reading group at MadLab. This group will focus on Manchester’s industrial heritage, reading a mixture of fiction, non-fiction and autobiographies.

See what we got up to last time, and join us exploring Manchester of the 1840′s.

If you have any questions, please contact office@madlab.org.uk
Heritage Lottery Fund

This book club is a series of MadLab events about the history of the Northern Quarter, called The Ghosts of St Pauls. This project is supported by an ‘All Our Stories’ grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). All Our Stories, a brand new small grant programme, launched earlier this year in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story – has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups will carry out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.

MadLab trip to V&A

Monday, March 4th, 2013
V & A Day trip

V & A Day trip

Date: 20-04-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Booking: Grab a seat here











Road trip to the V&A in London!

On 20th April, MadLab will leave the sunny streets of Manchester to go and visit the London Victorian and Albert Museum (V&A). This outing is a part of The Ghosts of St Paul’s, an ‘All Our Stories’ Lottery National Heritage funded project which aims to encourage communities to take a proactive approach to discovering and preserving their local heritage.

The trip to the V&A will include a tour of the fabulous Victorian collection which includes specimens from every day and haute couture clothing to intricate brass and ironmongery. It will be a chance to see what inspired the designers, tinkerers and makers of the past, and understand how the industry of towns such as Manchester and other northern metropoli contributed to the economic and political might of Britain, the lynchpin of the largest Empire ever seen.

The booking fee covers transport, and light refreshments for the journey to and from London. Further information regarding exact times and location will be published later on. This is an all day event, so clear your calendar on the 20th for an exciting adventure!

So far MadLab has hosted a variety of events as part of this project, which have included an Oral History Afternoon Tea where a group of people sat together to share memories of Northern Quarter in the past and how it has evolved from the 60’s onwards. Last year, Engels’ night created a storm, featuring pigs and opera singers in a dramatic presentation of the radical history of Manchester.

Image source: design image source: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/s/style-guide-influence-of-india/

Image source: design image source: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/s/style-guide-influence-of-india/

For more information please contact office@madlab.org.uk

The V&A trip is a series of MadLab events about the history of the Northern Quarter, called The Ghosts of St Pauls. This project is supported by an ‘All Our Stories’ grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). All Our Stories, a brand new small grant programme, launched earlier this year in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story – has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups will carry out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.

 

Heritage Lottery FundThe V&A day trip is part of ‘The Ghosts of St Pauls’ – a series of MadLab events about the history of the Northern Quarter, supported by an ‘All Our Stories’ grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
All Our Stories is a brand new small grant programme, launched earlier this year in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story – and is designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups are carrying out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.