See a summary of our previous public events over the last few years here.
The UK is the second highest producer of electronic waste per capita in the world, and on track to become the top producer. Yet we are falling behind other countries in support for repair and reuse to tackle throwaway products. Repair and reuse are central to achieving a truly circular, less wasteful, economy. They help to tackle climate change and achieve our net zero ambition, reduce living costs for UK households and create green skilled jobs.
Please follow the lin, sign this declaration and spread the word. Find your local Repair Cafe!
Workshops for home-educated young people. Booking essential.
We will experiment with familiar instruments and unexpected ones. What does an egg slicer sound like? How about a slinky? A rubber band? A CD ROM drive? A mechanical violin? In groups we will explore the musical potential of everyday objects and strange Noisy Toys, then we will organise our sounds and create original music. Taking it in turns playing in different sections of our orchestra and conducting, beautiful music will flow! Or a horrendous cacophony maybe… This activity will be controlled by an experienced music leader, but it could get noisy at times so we will have a quiet space if needed.
Times: 45min sessions at 10:30am, 11:30am. 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm
Age range: 5yrs and over
Why do the kids always get the fun stuff?
Eureka! Lates are BACK! Head to Halifax to celebrate British Science Week-Eve 2024 at their adults-only Lates event!
Thursday 7th March from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
Advance booking essential
Join us for some digi family fun at Make Stuff’s Family Day. Make Stuff will be taking over Stockport Central Library with a whole heap of activities, experiments, and have-a-go experiences!
Follow the BOOM and come along to feel 1000 watts of bass power though your fingers, watch some dancing alien Oobleck (corn flour), make laser-blaster sounds with a slinky, find out how sound waves work, and discover amazing sounds hidden in everyday objects.
Plus! Play a mechanical violin, connect your friends to an electrical circuit to find out how squeaky their noses are, and make a Robot Chicken or Auto-Strummer using upcycled computer guts.
And! Soldering, making, crafting, coding, and much much more!
Warning! Mild peril and deviant audio!
With over 20 activities to choose from, this promises to be an absolutely fantastic day out.
Who’s it for?
Everyone! Come alone, with a friend, or bring your whole family – we’ll have activities for all ages.
What you need to bring / what you need to know
- No experience necessary, just roll up and get involved!
- Each activity will take 15-20 minutes
Light refreshments will be available at the event.
Tickets cost £5 per family – you will only need to purchase one ticket if you’re booking for your whole family. After the event, you can choose to be refunded or donate your ticket to MadLab CIC to support future community-led events. Refunds will be processed within seven working days. If you cannot afford a ticket, please email email@example.com with your name and postcode, and we will be in touch.
Find us in Space Camp (Just follow the BOOOM!)
Dare you enter the dome of Noise? You must pass the Nose Test to get in, and then survive the Bass Buzz to get out. The Acousatron is a fully interactive sound installation; a monstrosity of an electro-acoustic noise machine, built from upcycled materials. It’s loud, weird and slightly scary in a good way. Come and make some noise and don’t forget your nose.
Warning: Deviant Audio
Aimed at children age 6+ but all are welcome.
No booking required.
Look out for our Audio Assault Buggy roaming the fields. If you get your ‘Nose Tested’ stamp at the Buggy, you can jump the queue to get into the dome…