This is our Newsletter of 16 May 2019. If you’d like to receive a weekly round-up into your inbox, just sign up here.

We hear some of you are still recovering from the wondrous art and music palaver that was Sounds From The Other City 2019: Quindecennial. We can’t thank you enough for supporting this sell-out experimental anniversary version of Salford’s very special annual festival. The team are resting now (yeah, right) and in the meantime see if you can spot yourself in the gallery of lolz. Also complete this survey and win free tickets and spends to SFTOC 2020!

// If you’re itching to get back to Regent Trading Estate for more fun, food and frolics, you are invited to attend our monthly food fair with GRUB on Saturday 25 May. Another excellent line-up of vendors, great music and MUCH better weather this time, honest…!

// Cheryl O’Meara is the artist and archivist behind an unrivalled collection of historic fabrics and wallpapers that make up The Archive. Creatively restoring and reimagining beautiful collectible patterns has brought Cheryl into contact with an array of artists, venues and design names including McQueen and Barbour. Manchester Evening News produced a fantastic article about one of our first ever tenants. Read it here.

// Speaking of textiles, we are hosting a free dinner at the Islington Mill B&B on 21 May. The event is open to everyone who works with textiles and would like to talk about their work with a like-minded group. This will build towards a Heritage Lottery Fund application we are making this summer, working towards more open doors and new collaborations with fellow textile practitioners. Event page is here. 

// Did you know we have flexible open space available for hire on Regent Trading Estate, adjacent to Islington Mill? Various uses to date have included our monthly food fairs, rehearsal space, prop building, pop-up talks and events, maker’s workshops and more. Find out more here.

// The next Salford Makers workshop (that hasn’t sold out, that is!) is hapa zome printing on 30 May. Intrigued? Find out more.

Video time …

As picked up by The Quietus, the latest work from impaTV is a slow-burn epic bringing to visual life some new dreamy material from ambient masters Teleplasmiste. Get comfy and relax for this one as aspects of nature and geometry collide in trippy cellular visions.