Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
We're also open to other formats and ideas - please get in touch if there's anything you'd like to suggest, or help us run!
We're holding a crafternoon! Are you working on a craft project? Been meaning to start one? Bring it to Manchester Art Galleryand sit with like minded crafty folk for an afternoon of chat, craft, and cake! We're going to do these regularly, and each time will have a theme. The theme isn't mandatory, and we'll be bringing some stuff around that theme to the event if people want to have a go.
This month will be the theme of winter. This could be something festive, or something warm and cosy like a hat or scarf. We'll have tea and coffee available.
We'll have some knitting and cross stitch you can do if you want to learn without buying any equipment.
Tickets are free
We initially started as part of the Girl Geek Dinners movement, which currently has more than 60 groups in over 20 countries. These events provide opportunities for women in STEM to get together in a relaxed environment, network and meet like-minded people.
Our Girl Geek Tea Party sessions in Manchester started in December 2009 as an activity oriented, family friendly addition to the dinners. The workshops are held monthly on Sunday afternoons in locations around the city, and have involved activities ranging from web development, hands-on crafts, and “Build your own PC” sessions, to science talks, Show & Tells, museum trips and even litter picking. All our events are run by volunteers and tickets are free or cheap.
Although we are called 'Girl Geeks', people of all genders are welcome to attend our events – they are organised and run by our volunteers, and the majority of attendees are female. We also work with other groups and organisations in Manchester and elsewhere to develop and promote events.
We’re always looking for volunteers to run workshops, give exciting talks, give us a hand at events, update our website, or just help us promoting Manchester Girl Geeks – please do get in touch! We’re friendly and more than happy to welcome new members and ideas.