MadLab Events

Upcoming events

August

Tue 30
August 2016

Manchester Women's Design Group

Manchester Women's Design Group was set up to promote a built environment accessible to all genders.

Northern Assembly of Creative Technologists

NACT looks to embrace diversity and connect with multiple technology platforms to create a generalised forum for people that enjoy using a range of technologies for creative means.
Wed 31
August 2016

EtsyMCR

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!

The Common Room - Community Music Project

This Open Jam session is an opportunity to create music, make friends, build bonds and enjoy the root of what sparked us all to start playing music in the first place.

Scala Manchester

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

September

Thu 01
September 2016

Northern Quarter Cycle Hub Launch Event

Join us for the launch of our brand new community Cycle Hub!

Manchester InfoSec

A meetup for anyone interested in any side of information security focused on collaboration and sharing knowledge.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Sat 03
September 2016

MAKE STUFF Oldham

We invite you to MAKE STUFF: a free coding, making and tech event for all ages at Gallery Oldham.
Mon 05
September 2016

Drake Music Innovation Lab North

Drake Music are experts in special educational needs and disability (SEND) music delivery and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making.
Tue 06
September 2016

Bokeh_Yeah!

A monthly get together of DSLR video makers to share camera knowledge, demonstrate kit and techniques, showcase and critique films.
Wed 07
September 2016

North West Playtesters

A meetup with friendly and like-minded game designers, to playtest each other’s games.

MancJS

Manchester's monthly JavaScript user group.
Thu 08
September 2016

Eco Home Lab

We use open-source hardware and software to better understand our homes and how they work.

XP Manchester

XP Manchester is a language agnostic software development user group with the prime directive of making software developers work smarter.

Manchester Robotic Process Automation

This group aims to explore the reality and potential of Robotic Process Automation technology.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Sat 10
September 2016

MAKE STUFF Trafford

We invite you to MAKE STUFF: a free coding, making and tech event for all ages at St John's Centre, Old Trafford
Mon 12
September 2016

Kotlin Manchester

A meetup for anyone interested in the Kotlin language.

Mad Graphic Novel Group

A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.

Manchester Traders Club

We are a group of 100+ like-minded financial market traders regularly meeting in Manchester to share strategies, trade ideas, trade setups, psychology and market experiences.

CodeUp Manchester

CodeUp Manchester provides free and friendly coding tuition.
Tue 13
September 2016

Manchester Jewellers Network

A forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work, and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges.

North West Drupal User Group

A monthly meetup, featuring expert help and demonstrations of the Drupal content management platform.

Open Source Writing

Open Source Writing is an artist and technology-led get together which gives an impartial, non-pressured space to get on with writing code, words, music, patterns, poems or anything in a way that promotes new experiences and approaches.
Wed 14
September 2016

Manchester Speculative Fiction

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

Meteor Manchester

Meteor (AKA MeteorJS) is an open-source real-time Javascript web application framework built on top of node.js.

Manchester Go

A friendly meetup for people of all abilities, from Go newbies to advanced users.

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.
Thu 15
September 2016

North West Ruby User Group

A group of people in the North West of England, with an interest in all things Ruby or Rails.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Mon 19
September 2016

7 languages in 7 days - HTML & CSS

Learn how to create websites by structuring and styling your pages with HTML and CSS. Explore the fundamentals of web development in this introductory course.

7 languages in 7 days - Javascript

Learn the fundamentals of Javascript, the programming language of the web. Explore the basics of Javascript and code your very first game in this introductory course.

Short Story Writing Group

A writing group that meets regularly to share and critique in a supportive environment.

Manchester Jewellers Network

A forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work, and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges.

Android Manchester

A monthly social get together for Android devotees and interestees – to learn, share knowledge & expertise, and ask questions of fellow 'droids.

Manchester Lambda Lounge

A monthly language-agnostic meetup to talk about and popularise new ways of thinking about computation.
Tue 20
September 2016

7 languages in 7 days - Python

Get to grips with the fundamentals of programming using the Python language. Learn about data types, inputs, outputs and how to define functions.

7 languages in 7 days - Ruby

Learn to program in Ruby, a flexible language used to create websites.

North West Playtesters

A meetup with friendly and like-minded game designers, to playtest each other’s games.

Sci-Fi Book Club - The Three Body Problem (Part 1)

Manchester SciFi Book Club meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss a science fiction book previously chosen by the group. Discussions are informal and you don't need to have read any SciFi before to come along.

Manchester Free Software

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.
Wed 21
September 2016

7 languages in 7 days - Arduino

Have a go at coding with electronics in this taster session workshop. Learn to connect & configure the arduino, upload programs, prototype circuits & interest with different components.

Patch: Manchester

Patch:Manchester is a couple of hours, every month, where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

Manchester WordPress User Group

A group of people from in and around Manchester, UK, who use the open source web publishing software WordPress to blog, design and develop websites.

Manchester Werewolf Chapter

Deception, Lies and Paranoia. Werewolf is a social game which you can easily pick up but is impossible to master.
Thu 22
September 2016

Crochet, Chat, Coffee and Cake

Crochet, Chat, Coffee, Cake is a crochet and knitting group with the aim to get together with like-minded people to crochet, knit, and make new friends.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.

Build your first website with WordPress

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

If you’ve never had a website or blog, or just never been happy with the one you have, start here.
Fri 23
September 2016

7 languages in 7 days - Coding Social

It's Friday! Take a load off and prepare for the weekend with our evening coding social. Beginners and seasoned developers are welcome to join us for pizza, drinks, and informal coding chat.
Mon 26
September 2016

Startup Yoga

Free yoga classes for all levels. New to yoga? Want to unplug? Experienced yogi? This is for you.

Scala Manchester

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

CodeUp Stockport

CodeUp Stockport provides free and friendly adult coding tuition.

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tue 27
September 2016

Manchester Speculative Fiction

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

Northern Assembly of Creative Technologists

NACT looks to embrace diversity and connect with multiple technology platforms to create a generalised forum for people that enjoy using a range of technologies for creative means.
Wed 28
September 2016

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!

The Common Room

This Open Jam session is an opportunity to create music, make friends, build bonds and enjoy the root of what sparked us all to start playing music in the first place.
Thu 29
September 2016

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.

Café Scientifique

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
Fri 30
September 2016

Body Beats: A musical health hack event for makers

A hack for makers to explore how health data can be turned into sounds, beats and music - Mixer and team formation

October

Sat 01
October 2016

XP Manchester

XP Manchester is a language agnostic software development user group with the prime directive of making software developers work smarter.

Body Beats: A musical health hack event for makers

A hack for makers to explore how health data can be turned into sounds, beats and music - Hack, judging and prizes
Mon 03
October 2016

Drake Music

Drake Music are experts in special educational needs and disability (SEND) music delivery and in using technology to break down disabling barriers to music-making.

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tue 04
October 2016

Bokeh_Yeah!

A monthly get together of DSLR video makers to share camera knowledge, demonstrate kit and techniques, showcase and critique films.
Wed 05
October 2016

North West Playtesters

A meetup with friendly and like-minded game designers, to playtest each other’s games.

MancJS

Manchester's monthly JavaScript user group.

Introduction to HTML and CSS

Led by Liz Hardwick

If you're looking to learn the very basics of web development, then this is the course for you!
Thu 06
October 2016

Manchester InfoSec

A meetup for anyone interested in any side of information security focused on collaboration and sharing knowledge.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.

North West Technical Communicators

Technical writers/communicators, information designers based in and around the North West.
Sun 09
October 2016

Manchester Girl Geeks

A non-profit group which organises networking events, talks & workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science & Technology.
Mon 10
October 2016

Kotlin Manchester

A meetup for anyone interested in the Kotlin language.

Mad Graphic Novel Group

A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.

Manchester Traders Club

We are a group of 100+ like-minded financial market traders regularly meeting in Manchester to share strategies, trade ideas, trade setups, psychology and market experiences.

CodeUp Manchester

CodeUp Manchester provides free and friendly coding tuition.
Tue 11
October 2016

Manchester Jewellers Network

A forum for emerging jewellers to develop and show new work, and an incentive for established contemporary jewellers to extend their ranges and take on fresh challenges.

North West Drupal User Group

A monthly meetup, featuring expert help and demonstrations of the Drupal content management platform.

Open Source Writing

Open Source Writing is an artist and technology-led get together which gives an impartial, non-pressured space to get on with writing code, words, music, patterns, poems or anything in a way that promotes new experiences and approaches.
Wed 12
October 2016

Manchester Speculative Fiction

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

Meteor Manchester

Meteor (AKA MeteorJS) is an open-source real-time Javascript web application framework built on top of node.js.

Manchester Go

A friendly meetup for people of all abilities, from Go newbies to advanced users.

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.
Thu 13
October 2016

Eco Home Lab

We use open-source hardware and software to better understand our homes and how they work.

XP Manchester

XP Manchester is a language agnostic software development user group with the prime directive of making software developers work smarter.

Manchester Robotic Process Automation

This group aims to explore the reality and potential of Robotic Process Automation technology.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.
Mon 17
October 2016

Short Story Writing Group

A writing group that meets regularly to share and critique in a supportive environment.

Manchester Lambda Lounge

A monthly language-agnostic meetup to talk about and popularise new ways of thinking about computation.

Android Manchester

A monthly social get together for Android devotees and interestees – to learn, share knowledge & expertise, and ask questions of fellow 'droids.
Tue 18
October 2016

North West Playtesters

A meetup with friendly and like-minded game designers, to playtest each other’s games.

Community SpirIT

A friendly group of artists, creatives and cultural producers interested in using digital media in a community context, to give voice and expression to the many different cultures and communities living in the North West today.

Manchester Free Software

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.

Manchester SciFi Book Club

Manchester SciFi Book Club meet on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss a science fiction book previously chosen by the group. Discussions are informal and you don't need to have read any SciFi before to come along.

Bid Writing

Led by Laura H. Drane

Aiming to raise funds for projects or operations? Whether you’re new to the bid writing process or want to scale up your applications, this course will equip you to win.
Wed 19
October 2016

Patch: Manchester

Patch:Manchester is a couple of hours, every month, where the open source community gets together and contributes to software.

Manchester WordPress User Group

A group of people from in and around Manchester, UK, who use the open source web publishing software WordPress to blog, design and develop websites.

Manchester Werewolf Chapter

Deception, Lies and Paranoia. Werewolf is a social game which you can easily pick up but is impossible to master.
Thu 20
October 2016

North West Ruby User Group

A group of people in the North West of England, with an interest in all things Ruby or Rails.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.

Python North West

Python North West is a user group for the Python programming language. Welcoming Pythoneers and Pythonistas of all levels and ages!

Intermediate WordPress

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

Take your WordPress site to the next level!
Mon 24
October 2016

CodeUp Stockport

CodeUp Stockport provides free and friendly adult coding tuition.
Tue 25
October 2016

Manchester Speculative Fiction

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

Northern Assembly of Creative Technologists

NACT looks to embrace diversity and connect with multiple technology platforms to create a generalised forum for people that enjoy using a range of technologies for creative means.
Wed 26
October 2016

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!

The Common Room

This Open Jam session is an opportunity to create music, make friends, build bonds and enjoy the root of what sparked us all to start playing music in the first place.
Thu 27
October 2016

Crochet, Chat, Coffee, Cake

Crochet, Chat, Coffee, Cake is a crochet and knitting group with the aim to get together with like-minded people to crochet, knit, and make new friends.

Manchester Space Programme

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities.

Café Scientifique

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
Mon 31
October 2016

Startup Yoga

Free yoga classes for all levels. New to yoga? Want to unplug? Experienced yogi? This is for you.

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!
Sat 15
October 2016

Introduction to Arduino

A one-day course with MadLab's hacker-in-residence Asa Calow

Learn to get started with your own digital-physical products using Arduino hardware.
Sat 22
October 2016

Game Dev 101

Led by BAFTA award-winning Dan Hett

A one-day games development course that teaches the fundamentals of creating videogames completely from scratch.
Sat 29
October 2016

Hands-on with the Internet of Things

A two-day course with MadLab's hacker-in-residence Asa Calow

Learn the need-to-know essentials for making your very own Internet of Things project in this two-day course.

November

Thu 03
November 2016

ADDITIONAL DATE: Intermediate WordPress

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

Take your WordPress site to the next level!
Sat 05
November 2016

Introduction to HTML and CSS

Led by Liz Hardwick

If you’re looking to learn the very basics of web development, then this is the course for you!
Thu 17
November 2016

Advanced WordPress

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

If WordPress is your business, either as a developer, power-user or marketing pro, this is the course for you.

December

Sat 03
December 2016

Hands-on with the Internet of Things

A two-day course with MadLab's hacker-in-residence Asa Calow

Learn the need-to-know essentials for making your very own Internet of Things project in this two-day course.