Here’s our Newsletter from 10 January 2019. If you’d like to receive our weekly Newsletter into your inbox, just sign up here

Happy new year one and all. Welcome back to the Islington Mill newsletter where we’re hitting the ground running with events, creative fun and news. Read on…

// Our excellent pic this week comes courtesy of Ludo Is Fantastic, a surreal and brilliant look into the world of Ludo Mich, the eccentric Antwerp artist who is the subject of Willie Stewart’s documentary screening this month at The Kings Arms, courtesy of impaTV. Meet the director afterwards to get the lowdown on this totally unique figure from the art underground.

// Another visual treat, this one from Mill artist Steve Hockett of Wonder Room Studio: The Coefficient of Drag Issue 3: IRL PHOTO SPECIAL is a 260 page full colour publication documenting the 2018 road cycling season including the Giro d’Italia, Paris-Roubaix and Tour de France. Lush 35mm photographs reproduced in a uniquely beautiful coffee-table tome with limited edition riso poster. Sneak preview here.

// Reminder, there is less than a week to apply for the new Islington Mill Art Academy PhD partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, a 3-year funded research post into alternative art pedagogies beginning October 2019. Apply here.

// 16 Jan: Salford Cultural Organisations Networks is up and running! If you work for a Salford venue or organisation, come to our next get-together at START on 16 January from 6pm. Email for more details.

// FatOut are not messing around for 2019. There are 3 Fat shows scheduled already, and the first one is FREE to fit your January budget. Thursday 24 January at Band on the Wall, aka best soundsystem in the city, sees Fofoulah Trianglecuts, Errant Monks Sarah Yaseen & Locean deliver Sufi, electronica, spoken word and more. Feb sees Ecstatic Sounds come to Caustic Coastal, then March is one of the Mill’s true iconic patron saints, Lydia Lunch at The White Hotelsinging the music of Suicide. Thank you FatOut!

// 1 Feb: Into the Midst is a collection of new work from Mill artist Joseph Whitmore at Sale Waterside Arts touching on digital/human interface and its effects on history, image-making and more. Free preview event on 31 Jan from 6pm.

// 20 Feb: Does your freelance practice or small business need a piece of snazzy video? This one-day workshop with betternotstop will teach you how. Excellent investment for the new year!

//  25 Feb: 7 Spot Pottery begin a new 6 week handbuilding ceramics course for people of all abilities, based in their first floor studio. Treat yourself to some inspiring new skills for 2019?

A reminder of why we are here. Here’s our founder and director, Bill Campbell, talking to ANartistsinfo about where we came from, our legacy and challenges.