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Community Event – 28-7-16 – Tony Curry writing and rap workshops

In this workshop for Children and Young people Tony Curry helps guide us to do some writing and rapping on the theme of environment and sustainability.   This workshop is part of the Community Learning Festival at Brooks MMU Hulme taking place from the 26-28th July 2016 To attend go to this link and register […]

EdLab Spark: Support an activity at The Place Fallowfield

The Place in Fallowfield is a multi use learning centre incorporating Fallowfield library. There are courses offered by the WEA and it is supported by local housing provider One Manchester. It is an inspiring example of the community and local businesses coming together to save a great local resource from the cuts. The Place is home […]

All Welcome at the Community Learning Festival 25 – 27 July 2017

The Community Learning Festival is an exciting and free event happening at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Brooks building on Tuesday, 25 July – Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12 – 6pm. The festival is a celebration of the diversity of learning happening in the local area. It’s a chance for community learning providers and University projects to […]

Community Event – 27-7-2016 – Wordsmith Spoken Word Workshop

Are you an aspiring young poet, writer or MC? Do you feel like you have something to say? This workshop will help you find your voice, respond to the issues of the day and give guidance on writing and performance.   This workshop is supported by EdLab as part of the Community Learning Festival at […]

Community Event – 27-7-2016 – Feminist Webs Archive

The Feminist Webs Archive was set up in September 2008 by a group of young women, their female youth workers and allies. The collection is ever-growing with contributions from older, feminist youth workers and consists of photographs, banners, leaflets, magazines, oral “her-stories” and various other documents that are related to feminist youth work with girls […]

Community Event – 27-7-2016 – Amani Collectives Performance

Amani Creatives Performance: Bringing together local artists from DR Congo, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Tanzania, Mali, South-Africa, England and beyond. Their monthly events has been wowing local audiences. Take this chance to see them free as part of the Community Learning Festival. This workshop is supported by EdLab as part of the Community Learning […]

Community Event – 27-7-2016 – The Art of Smart Phone Filming

The Art of Smart Phone Filming: If you have a smart phone, you have the ultimate tool to create compelling, relevant, high quality video. Join Imran Azam for this hands on workshop. Don’t forget your smart phone or bring a friend with one. Find out more at Imran’s Meet Up group. This workshop is supported […]

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More Than Pedestrian: Walking as Teaching, Learning & Understanding Place.

This participatory seminar explores how creative walking methods can be used in education and community development. It will focus on how walking and mapping can be used to share stories, build connections and create a sense of place. It is aimed at anyone curious about these methods.No experience necessary. We are moving beyond historical tours […]

EdLab Spark: ANTS!!

We have created an internet-connected leaf-cutter ants nest, based in MMUs John Dalton building. The nest generates a live-feed of both imagery and movement data (the ants trigger a counter as they pass key points in the nest) – and young people are able to suggest experiments around which this data will be formed (what […]

EdLab Spark: Paper Craft Circuits: Use Electronics as the Basis of Art

Explore ways in which simple materials such as copper tape and LEDs can be used as materials in the production of art, and develop ways in which this activity can form the basis of educational activity for children, young people and communities more widely. This will include the production of resources that can be used […]

Situate Yourself: Exploring Hulme Story Trails with Petrus Homeless Project

EdLab MMU and Community Arts North West have recently hosted a visit from Petrus Homeless project to the Brooks Building in Hulme. The visit inspired and supported the Hidden Rochdale project, a highly interactive digital trail that will tell the hidden stories of Petrus homeless service-users. Their goal is to take the audience on a […]