Posts Tagged ‘unconference’

Mini Library Camp 2012 Manchester

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Library Camp

Title: Mini Library Camp 2012 Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Library Camp is a place for anyone interested in modernising and transforming libraries of all kinds to ask, connect, consider, converse, convince, create, debate, deliberate, disagree, discover, discuss, dream, enjoy, examine, explore, invent, investigate, laugh, learn, listen, plan, plot, question, reflect, relax, share, talk, teach, theorise, think, wonder …and to eat cake!
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2012-01-28
End Time: 17:00

What is libcampnw12

In short it is libcampuk12 annoying younger brother. Not as big or as clever as libcampuk12.

But a whole lot more fun.

Shameleesly stealing his older siblings fabulously fashionable un-conference format and bringing a familial familiarity. Libcampnw12 wants to ease your grief and let you re-connect with the joy that was, (and will be) Library Camp.

Our crack team of  in house medjiahadin observed, absorbed and reserved The Manchester Digital Laboratory, Madlab, for the afternoon of the 28th of January from 13:00hrs through 17:00hrs.

The good/amazing news is that those lovely community minded folk at Madlab are not charging us a single bean for this event. It is because of this generosity we are able to bring this event to you now. Whilst hot drinks will be available there will be a charge, with all the profits going to Madlab itself. All donations of cake/cookies/breads/biscuits and other lard/flour combinations will be gratefully accepted, consumed and leftovers donated,

A Recent “Literature Northwest” Seminar at Madlab

A wiki page is available for the required session suggestions.

Tickets are limited and available from here

Uncut Society Review

Monday, March 14th, 2011

“How do you eat an elephant?”, goes the African proverb. “One bite at a time.” Like a great many people, I find the Big Society agenda is not really my cup of tea. Still, I am sure there are better ways of making my voice heard than donning my Grandad’s tin hat and declaring full-scale war on Nick Clegg. Saturday’s event at MadLab seemed like a good place to start.


The Uncut Society – an unconference event and workshop

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Uncut Unconference

Title: The Uncut Society – an unconference event and workshop
Location: MadLab (Upstairs)
Description: An ‘unconference’ and workshop for artists, activists, community leaders, NGO project workers, trade unions, young people, elders, and media workers. We aim to explore a range of imaginative new media, creative, cultural and artistic means of mounting more effective and non-violent oppositional tactics in the public sphere.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2011-03-05
End Time: 16:00

Creating a united front and formulating a more coherent public critique of the Coalition Government’s regime of cuts and the drastic consequences that these are now having for civil society, the health  service, education, the arts, communities and the environment. In collaboration with Arts Against the Cuts.

And about building support in the North for the main TUC march in London on the 26th of March

What is an Unconference?

An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization.


We have a wide range of speakers coming, but the aims of the day is to build dialogue and relationships. Everyone is welcome.

  • Anna Burton TUC Organiser, London
  • David Berridge  Artist/activist
  • AIR collective:
  • Pippa Koszerek
  • Helen Dearnley – from Lincolnshire
  • Myself – from London
  • Jack Hutchinson – from Oxford
  • Sally Lemsford – from Derbyshire
  • Arts Against the Cuts: Louis Hartnoll President  LMU Art Students Union Students’ Union

Part of the MERZMAN Kurt Schwitters in the North project and coordinated in association with MadLab and Littoral Arts Trust