Manchester Digital Laboratory is a not-for-profit grassroots digital innovation organisation based in Manchester, UK.

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Upcoming Events

Now and next at MadLab

Wednesday 06 February

3D Printed Emojis at MadFabLab

Want to make your own IRL (in real life) Emoji?
Thursday 07 February

3D Head Scan and Print (for pairs) at MadFabLab

Want to immortalise yourself in an act of pure self-indulgence? Maybe you’d like to hand a loved one a memento as a reminder of why they love you?
Thursday 28 February

3D Laser Cut Emojis at MadFabLab

Want to bring your favourite Emoji into the physical realm using free 3D modelling software?
Thursday 07 March

3D Printed Emojis at MadFabLab

Want to make your own IRL (in real life) Emoji?
Saturday 09 March

Introduction to Live Visuals using VDMX at MadFabLab

Want to learn one of the most powerful live video-manipulation programmes out there?

Latest News

Updates, opinions & ephemera from the MadLab hivemind

Hello to The Old Bank Residency!

Posted by Team MadLab, 15 days ago

Welcome to Old Bank – the new home for MadFabLab, and our new Manchester City Centre base. We’ll be sharing ‘The Bank’ with previous PLANT inhabitants Standard Practice (recently included in Creative Review’s Creative Leaders 50).

Farewell Plant!

Posted by Asa Calow, about 1 month ago

Later this month our hosts at Plant are relocating to a new site. We are using this as an opportunity to take a break from running a community space in Manchester, instead channeling our efforts towards other projects in the region and internationally.

Author Anne Charnock at Manchester SciFi Book Club

Posted by Daniel Wells, about 1 month ago

Manchester SciFi Book Club is proud to annouce that Arthur C Clarke Award winning author Anne Charnock will be joining us on 20th November to discuss her novel Dreams Before the Start of Time!

Summer at MadLab!

Posted by Team MadLab, 4 months ago

It’s been a busy summer at MadLab! We’ve held *tonnes* of workshops over the summer holidays including Virtual Reality, Computer Game Design, 3D Papercraft, Stop Motion Lego and many more. Here is a run down of our most recent events…


New MadFabLab courses have landed!

Posted by Team MadLab, 5 months ago

We are excited to announce that Chris Ball, our creative technologist whizz, will be running two NEW half-day workshops this coming autumn.

Making It Digital – Afternoon Sessions in July!

Posted by Team MadLab, 6 months ago

We are pleased to announce that we will be running two daytime workshops, as a follow-up to our Making It Digital programme. We are offering FREE spaces to the workshops run by Gemma May Latham, our brilliant MadLab maker, for unemployed and underemployed women based in Manchester (not Greater Manchester). If you’d like more information […]

3 Month Internship position at MadLab

Posted by Team MadLab, 6 months ago

Are you 24 or under and long-term unemployed (minimum of three months), and not currently in education or training? Do you use MadLab, and live in Manchester? Are you available to start immediately? If so, an exceptional opportunity has arisen to join the team.

MadLab has moved!

Posted by Team MadLab, 7 months ago

MadLab has moved home! Our new permanent address is PLANT NOMA, Redfern, Dantzic Street, Manchester, M60 0AE – we don’t have a phone yet so you’re best sending us an email to,,, or