ISLINGTON MILL \\ NEWS \\ 27.9.18

Here’s our Newsletter from 27 September 2018. If you’d like to receive our weekly Newsletter into your inbox, just sign up here

// Salford Makers are GO! A new CIC has been established in our refurbed club space, the new home of one69aSalford Makers are artists, makers and educators who have come together to build a programme of accessible workshops to be run in our former club space, plus a brand new Chapel St venue, which some of you might remember from Sounds From The Other City. Sally Gilford of one69a, explained the collective had “felt the necessity for somewhere we could deliver workshops, projects and courses in a space accessible to all. When the chance arose to use the club space, we knew it was a perfect opportunity.” The website is live, and bookings are OPEN for a fantastic range of workshops. Well done Salford Makers!

// Fat Out news incoming: Team Fat Out team up with How to Kill Your Promotion for an all-dayer at Partisan, Manchester’s arts & social co-op in Cheetham Hill. Bands play back to back all day long between two rooms, for loud ‘n’ rowdy good times. Awesome line-up and tickets here.

// Tuesday 25 saw the first Queer Artist Talking Circle at the Mill, in partnership with Superbia, the cultural programme from Manchester Pride. 34 artists from diverse backgrounds, disciplines and ages came together for hours of conversation about their lives, projects, ambitions, fears and inspirations. Greater Manchester’s LGBT+ artist community is thriving and powerful! Stay tuned for news of the next get-together.

// Print Pattern Archive: It’s a busy time for Cheryl at Print Pattern Archive who has just completed a bespoke wallpaper commission (pictured above) for Manchester Museum, in collaboration with Salford Makers. Cheryl explains: “The wallpaper was inspired by an antique textile piece that was developed and redrawn by myself to include lots of birds, creatures and critters from the Museum. The star of the show is a rare species of tree frog which the museum recently discovered in the vivarium there so it seemed a lovely celebration to include it in the design.” The wallpaper will feature as part of the Museum’s redevelopment snd will be available to buy. Cheryl has also been working on projects with Alexander McQueen, Seraphine, Marks and Spencer and Lee Cooper.

// Until 4 Nov at Castlefield GalleryJohn Powell-Jones of Islington Mill shows work in SUBI, a UK/Korea collaboration looking at traditional ceramics alongside deep explorations of the materiality of clay itself.

// Halloween is creeping towards us and that means HORROR FLICKS. Islington Mill Pot Luck Film Nights are letting YOU decide how you want to be scared with a horror movie vote over on Facebook. Looks like Freddie is a strong candidate so remember, DON’T FALL ASLEEP…

// While we’re talking horror, feast yourself on ACID CANNIBALS