From Industry to Art – Hard Hat Tour Film

During the first lockdown of 2020 we were supposed to be hosting hard hat heritage tours of the building, this was made impossible due to health and safety restrictions. Instead, we commissioned IMPATV to create a film documenting the heritage of the building. We are very proud of the piece of work they created which includes archive footage of Islington Mill performances, as well as interviews with Bernadette Bone from BB Heritage Studio and Chris Wild from Salford Archaeology. Commissioned thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, ‘From Industry to Art’ digs deeper into the fascinating history of the Islington Mill building. The film explores the Georgian building techniques used and the building’s history as a cotton spinning mill, in addition to the roots of Islington Mill Arts Club and the space we know today.