Posts Tagged ‘madlab’

Manchester Jelly

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Jelly Manchester

Title: Manchester Jelly
Location: MadLab
Description: Manchester Jelly is a casual co-working event, which will be held every Friday at the MadLab.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2011-09-23
End Time: 18:00
Book your tickets: HERE

Manchester Jelly is a casual co-working event for freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners who want to work somewhere different alongside other interesting professionals, exchange advice and help, and even collaborate on new ideas. Jellies are not networking events for finding new clients or selling your products or services.


Attending the Jelly is free with super-fast Wifi, Tea and Coffee provided by MadLab (a £5 donation for MadLab will be extremely appreciated and can be given on the day).

What to bring

You’ll need to bring a Laptop, or whatever you need to do your work, a smile, and perhaps a packed lunch!

More Details

If you want any further information, please call Ben on 07811 197374 or


Twitter: @manchesterjelly

Facebook: Manchester Jelly Page

Filmonik Launch Night

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011


Title: Filmonik Launch Night
Location: MadLab
Description: Launch Night for Filmonik Halloween “Gorilla” Micro Kabaret
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-10-27
End Time: 21:30
Register here:

Halloween is coming; a time of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. What better time for Filmonik to hold its first themed event – a special horror, Sci-Fi and fantasy “Gorilla” Micro Kabaret. Why not make those bad dreams of yours a reality? Join us for an exhilarating white knuckle ride of cinematic creation on the mean streets of Manchester and Salford!

The “Gorilla” Micro Kabaret is part creative jam session, part cinematic bootcamp: three whole days of flat out, peddle-to-the-metal 24/7 guerrilla filmmaking; a chance for filmmakers, writers, actors, musicians, artists and creatives of all types to come together in a spirit of creative collaboration, to put their inventiveness, ability to improvise and eye for an opportunity to the test, and to have fun with film.

Whatever your skill or interest, the Micro Kabaret has something to offer. For Directors, it’s a chance to hook up with actors, writers, cameramen and editors, for cameramen, sound techs and editors, it’s a chance to hone your skills in a high-pressure environment, pair up with directors, and start working as part of a filmmaking team. For writers, it’s a chance to workshop ideas with actors and get that script on screen. For musicians and composers, it’s a chance to try your hand at scoring a film, or performing on camera. For actors, it’s an opportunity to improvise and workshop characters and gain invaluable experience working with different types of directors and an array of varying dramatic roles. For every participant, it’s an opportunity to build up material for your show reels, to collaborate with new people, and network. Taking part in Mini-Kabaret films often leads to future projects and work outside of Filmonik. But you only get out of it what you put in – so get involved and push your talents to the max!


Sunday, 30 October, 7pm – 11.30pm
Kraak Gallery, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DB.
Admission £4 (£3 concession for screening filmmakers)


Twitter hashtag for the event is #HalloweenKabaret2011

Any questions, please email

Mad Graphic Novel Group : Review of ‘Astro City’ by Kurt Busiek

Monday, May 9th, 2011

This month’s book was “Astro city – life in the big city” by Kurt Busiek and was hosted by relative newcomer David Morris.

The book overall was well received by the group and stimulated a lot of discussion. Areas of discussion included the use of varying perspectives, the fact that the reader is pushed into an already set up world of superheroes and the use of such a diverse range of characters.


Fashion Hackers

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Last night a group of people from across Greater Manchester came together at MadLabs to make clothes and accessories that can be sold in Oxfam. Of what we made included two dress – one from a sewing pattern, another from a top and dress – a retro blazer and a sash for a Royal Wedding party.


MadLab’s Revolution

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
The Co-Operative is running a scheme called the Join the Revolution, to get £5,000 for funding, and MadLab wants in!