Open Night for Big Ideas at the Mill



Following the huge surge of public support during their licence renewal hearing in February, Islington Mill are excited to continue operating one of the best-loved and versatile event spaces in the region.

At the close of August 2017, the current event space programmers, Fat Out Till You Pass Out, will come to the end of their 2 year curatorial residency and the Mill are now actively seeking expressions of interest for new operators to take over the running and programming of the venue.

Interested parties are invited to attend an Open Night at Islington Mill on Thursday 22nd June at 6pm to learn more. This will be a chance to hear from Mill founder Bill Campbell about this rare opportunity and the full scope for potential involvement, and will include free drinks and a tour of the building and grounds. Attendees will also hear about other related opportunities including potential new uses for the bed & breakfast, current gallery space and warehouse space on the adjacent Regents Trading Estate.

The venue has a great reputation as a well-loved party spot and has offered many people their first encounter with Islington Mill, forming the hub of both Sounds From The Other City and Fat Out Fest. The Mill are open to bold new ideas for the future of the space that might think beyond its past and current usage.

As well as interested venue operators, those with smaller ideas for pop-ups, festivals, short-term curatorial stints and events are also invited to attend so they can meet and network with potential collaborators.

The ground floor venue has a 24 hour licence, soundproofing and a bar and has been home to gigs and parties with Grimes, Bjork, The Tings Tings, Mr Scruff and hundreds of other local, national and international DJs, bands, art performances, presentations, theatre shows, rehearsals, as well as the annual Christmas at the Mill market.

Those unable to attend but who would like to visit another time or discuss ideas are invited to contact

Thursday 22 June, 6–9pm, Islington Mill, James St, Salford M3 5HW