ISLINGTON MILL // NEWS // 20.02.2020

This is our Newsletter of 20 February 2020. If you’d like to receive this occasional round-up into your inbox, sign up here.

Rain, rain, go away… At least we won’t have to worry about our leaky old roof for much longer (and we might have come up with a cool idea for what to do with some of that rainwater we’ve collected…) Anyway, we’ve put together nice INDOOR activities to get you through Storm Ciara, or Dennis, or whichever one we’re up to… Enjoy!

Julia Roy-Williams of Wonderhaus has a macramé necklace workshop on 5 March. It is ideal for beginners, teaching the basics of macramé knots for necklace-making. Professional finish, an array of colors and you take home what you make!

ONE69A host a weekend of photo screen printing skills from 21 – 22 March, where you can translate your own digital designs, collages, illustrations and photographs into beautiful bespoke screen prints. Following on from that, on 4 April it’s time for Fabric Screen Printing to take those skills to the next level in a day-long session that will see you produce fabric panels to hold your unique prints. Book early.

Sounds From The Other City 2020 back on 2 May! The second release of tickets is on sale at £33.25 for ALL THE FUN. Early announcements include Gruff Rhys, Plaanningtorock, Stealing Sheep, BEAK>, BBC Phil and MORE. Check this Spotify taster menu. YUM!

Also introducing 8gate who are Rhona Brown and Vicky Carroll whose work explores transformation by engaging with environments and and people to achieve visual or physical representation of how space, self, body and feeling interact, producing diabolical portraiture. Visit the 8gate site to find out more.

Looking for an acting role? Ben Mellor of Pen:Chant seeks two people to play ‘Liz’ and ‘Crispin’, both in their 20s for a short film about a blind date, filming in March in Manchester. Email ASAP for more info.

Thinking of setting up a business or becoming self-employed? There’s a free 2 day course in Manchester from The Women’s Organisation, on 20 and 27 March. Email to find out if it’s right for you.

The Film and Video Umbrella have launched their second ‘Curatorial Practice Award’ with a call for entries for people from low-income backgrounds to support them to pursue curatorial careers in the arts. Email to find out more. Deadline for applications: 30 March.

ICYMI, MCR STREET POEM are now in residence here at Islington Mill. Below is a fantastic trailer video for some of their awesome work which gives voice to our often ignored homeless population in Greater Manchester. This is life-changing work.