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 22 October

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.
Tuesday 23 October

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.

Manchester Speculative Fiction

A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Monday 29 October

Scala Manchester

Scala is an "object-functional" programming language for general software applications. All skill-levels of Scala developer welcome!
Wednesday 31 October

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!

North West Technical Communicators

Technical writers/communicators, information designers based in and around the North West.
Thursday 01 November

Manchester InfoSec

A meetup for anyone interested in any side of information security focused on collaboration and sharing knowledge.
Monday 05 November

NS Manchester

A group of people in the Manchester area with an interest in iOS or Mac Development.
Tuesday 06 November

Manchester Angular Workshop

Manchester Angular Workshop is a forum for coders keen to get to grips with a relatively new platform for web app development.
Wednesday 07 November

North West Playtesters

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

North West Playtesters

A meetup with friendly and like-minded game designers, to playtest each other’s games.
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, about 1 month 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, 3 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, 4 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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, 6 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.