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

Redfern, Dantzic Street
NOMA, Manchester
M60 0AE
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+44 (0) 789 427 8487

Upcoming Events

Now and next at MadLab

Monday 24 September

Manchester Amnesty Group

Amnesty International works to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. The Manchester Amnesty Group is a group of local volunteers who take part in Amnesty International campaigns, case work and fundraising.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!

Patch: Manchester

Patch Manchester: where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.
Tuesday 25 September

Café Scientifique

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Wednesday 26 September

Etsy Manchester

Bringing the folk of Manchester together to support each other, share crafting secrets, tell each other about craft fairs and meet up for the occasional cuppa tea!

Manchester Grey Hats

Manchester Grey Hats is a place for all those interested in hacking and cyber security to learn and share.

3D Head Scan and Print at MadFabLab

Want to immortalise yourself in pure self-indulgence? Maybe you’d like to give a loved one a memento as a reminder of why they love you?
Thursday 27 September
Saturday 13 October

Creative Coding with Processing at MadFabLab

Learn the Java-based programming language Processing on this four-hour workshop, perfect for both artistic and educational purposes.
Thursday 18 October

Build your first website with WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Learn the basics of WordPress and start to build your own site
Thursday 15 November

Intermediate WordPress

A two-day course with WordPress co-founder Mike Little

Take your WordPress site to the next level

Latest News

Updates, opinions & ephemera from the MadLab hivemind

Summer at MadLab!

Posted by Team MadLab, 25 days 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, about 1 month 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, 3 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, 3 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, 4 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

Our Upcoming Dune Discussion and More

Posted by Daniel Wells, 4 months ago

Hi Everybody! As you all know we meet on the third Tuesday of every month (except December). However, due to my inability to read a calendar, our May meeting will be on the fourth Tuesday this month: the 22nd. We will be discussing Dune by Frank Herbert. If you haven’t finished (or started) reading it […]

MadLab and PLANT NOMA announce new collaboration

Posted by Team MadLab, 5 months ago

MadLab and PLANT NOMA are thrilled to announce we’re joining forces! From May 4, MadLab will be running its community activities at PLANT NOMA – just a stone’s throw away at Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA, M60 0AE.