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Islington Mill is a leading independent UK arts organisation based in Salford, in the NW of England. Structured around an organic network of independent artists, Islington Mill runs innovative inter-disciplinary public arts programmes and artist residencies alongside studio spaces and an artists’ B&B. Drawing on

For venue enquires please email [email protected] and [email protected]

Islington Mill is a leading independent UK arts organisation based in Salford, in the NW of England. Structured around an organic network of independent artists, Islington Mill runs innovative inter-disciplinary public arts programmes and artist residencies alongside studio spaces and an artists’ B&B. Drawing on

Operating as usual

Hey folks. Mill artist,  is one of the contestants in this season's  on  . We're hosting weekly watch parties to cheer C...
21/09/2022

Hey folks. Mill artist, is one of the contestants in this season's on . We're hosting weekly watch parties to cheer Cheddar on to the final, hopefully! 🤞. First one is this Thursday at 7pm. We're doing Potluck Dinner (everyone brings along a small dish of something to share). Let us know if you'd like to come along? All welcome!!!

https://youtu.be/pynhAtq4HPc

🐝 Buzzing that our wonderful Bee Corner has been nominated for Salix Homes Springboard Hero 2022 and is in with a chance...
16/09/2022

🐝 Buzzing that our wonderful Bee Corner has been nominated for Salix Homes Springboard Hero 2022 and is in with a chance of winning £1000 prize money!

Cast your vote for Bee Corner now - https://www.salixhomes.co.uk/springboardheroes2022

Voting closes on midday on Friday, 23 September 2022.

"Bee Corner is creating a buzz in Salford after a neglected concrete space was transformed into a green haven for humans and honeybees in the heart of the city.

The project was launched in 2021 by Amber McCormack, also known as the ‘Bee Lady’, who wanted to create more opportunities for people to access nature, learn about the importance of bees, and help tackle the isolation that can come from urban living.

Bee Corner is located behind Islington Mill on Chapel Street and is now home to a thriving bee apiary and community garden, which is supporting people to improve their mental health and wellbeing and feel part of the natural world around them.

Amber explained: “Bee Corner is a green oasis in the heart of urban Salford, a great place to visit, learn about bees and unwind. Bees are beautiful and fascinating creatures that are crucial to our lives and our future. Tending them can help us feel more connected to nature and each other.

“At Bee Corner we are educating people about the needs of bees and other pollinators so they can be more aware of the world around us and how to help nature.”

But it’s not just about the plight of the bees, Bee Corner also utilises the therapeutical aspects of beekeeping, offering ‘Bees for Wellbeing’ courses.

Amber added: “Bees for Wellbeing is a social prescription course where people can be referred to us by a health care professional to do a beekeeping experience to help their mental health and wellbeing.

“It’s wonderful to look inside the hives – it’s like a different world in there and you can be truly mindful in that moment, thinking about the needs of the bees.”

Despite being a self-confessed ‘bee lady’, ironically Amber is allergic to bee stings and has to be extra cautious, donning the specialist bee suits which have been funded through Salix Homes’ Springboard grant programme.

If they win the Springboard Heroes Awards, they’ll use the £1,000 prize money to enhance the green sanctuary they’ve created, help fund their plans to build a classroom on site and continue to work with local people and community groups to help even more people learn about bees and beekeeping."

Vote Bee Corner!
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📺 Tonight on Telenovela: Baby ArrivalCrossed wires, internet lags and timezone changes are making Lowri's comings and go...
15/09/2022

📺 Tonight on Telenovela: Baby Arrival

Crossed wires, internet lags and timezone changes are making Lowri's comings and goings more difficult. Watch ep5 of , a new 16-part online art soap opera from Manchester and Sao Paulo-based artist Lowri Evans from 9pm here: https://telenovelaproject.substack.com/

09/09/2022

Heartache! Adventure! Cliffhangers! Expect all these & more in Telenovela - a new 16-part online art soap opera from Manchester and Sao Paulo-based artist Lowri Evans. Watch the trailer for now, before it launches tomorrow night at 9pm.

We’re excited to be hosting an Interactive Outdoor Screening and World Premiere of Telenovela tomorrow evening on Regent Trading Estate. Lurid Ultra Hybrid pop-up bar will also be open throughout the evening, serving Brazilian themed drinks. Deli Lama Wholefood Shop & Cafe will be serving vegan barbecue. Please bring cash and card and make sure you dress for the weather. Some tickets will be available on the door (weather permitting). More info here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telenovela-interactive-outdoor-screening-islington-mill-tickets-398784774997

You can also watch the whole series online from the comfort of your own home, get each episode sent directly to your inbox - https://telenovelaproject.substack.com/

There's still a few spaces left on our Funding Workshop with Short Supply taking place in person on Saturday 24 Septembe...
07/09/2022

There's still a few spaces left on our Funding Workshop with Short Supply taking place in person on Saturday 24 September, 10am - 4pm at HOME - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../weave-workshop-funding...https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weave-workshop-funding-with-short-supply-tickets-406768975957

This free, introductory workshop will cover proposal writing, budget planning and navigating Grantium. There will be time to ask questions and put what you have learned throughout the day into practice.

This workshop is open to artists, creatives and SMEs who are based in Greater Manchester and registered as self-employed/sole trader or a business with HMRC.

This workshop is part of our WEAVE programme. If you would like to know more, if you have additional needs, or if there is anything that would support you in attending and getting as much from this experience as possible, please get in touch.

This workshop has been produced with funding from the European Regional Development Fund

September's here and that can only mean one thing: it's time to harvest the products of our beehives! Head down to our n...
05/09/2022

September's here and that can only mean one thing: it's time to harvest the products of our beehives! Head down to our next Open Apiary day at Bee Corner on Sunday 11 September, 2-5pm. Pop along, meet people, meet Bees and discover the treasure hiding inside the hives. Find Bee Corner on Regents Trading Estate off Oldfield Road 🐝🍯

When it comes to applying for funding do you feel a bit lost?Could you do with some help getting to grips with it all?Lo...
31/08/2022

When it comes to applying for funding do you feel a bit lost?
Could you do with some help getting to grips with it all?
Look no further, we got you! As part of our WEAVE programme Short Supply will be giving us the low down on funding in a free introductory workshop, taking place in person on Saturday 24 September, 10am - 4pm at HOME Mcr

Topics covered will include proposal writing, budget planning and navigating Grantium. There will be time to ask questions and put what you have learned throughout the day into practice. Our workshops are designed to be entry-level, with no questions off-limits.

This workshop is open to artists, creatives and SMEs who are based in Greater Manchester and registered as self-employed/sole trader or a business with HMRC. For more info and to book on - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weave-workshop-funding-with-short-supply-tickets-406768975957

If you would like to know more about our WEAVE programme, or if you have any questions, additional needs, or if there is anything that would support you in attending and getting as much from this experience as possible, please get in touch to chat to us about this.

This workshop has been produced with funding from the European Regional Development Fund

What are you doing for Pride Saturday? Our resident tropics neon bar  are hosting a TOTALLY EFFING LETHAL PARTY!!! Oh ye...
25/08/2022

What are you doing for Pride Saturday? Our resident tropics neon bar are hosting a TOTALLY EFFING LETHAL PARTY!!! Oh yes they are! There will be STOMPING music, performance, art, and the galaxies finest tropics cocktails! Tickets are available via the RA link in the bio!!! It’s pure pride neon magick and you want to get yourself there!!!!!

Telenovela is coming!Telenovela is the latest project from Islington Mill artist Lowri Evans blurring fiction and docume...
25/08/2022
Telenovela Interactive Outdoor Screening @ Islington Mill

Telenovela is coming!

Telenovela is the latest project from Islington Mill artist Lowri Evans blurring fiction and documentary to create an online art soap opera, which launches on the full moon of Saturday 10th September in an interactive outdoor screening here at Islington Mill.

There will be a bar courtesy of Lurid Ultra Hybrid in the form of Pam St Clement’s post apocalyptic desert daiquiri bar, Mirage, and vegan barbecue from Chapel Street's own Deli Lama Wholefood Shop & Cafe. Don't miss it! Doors at 7pm.

Set between Brazil and the UK, Telenovela spans 16 short episodes made out of Lowri’s life and sketchbooks (and the gap between them). As with all good soap operas, viewers can expect heartache, adventure and cliffhangers, alongside explorations of memory, fantasy and reality.

Each of the 16 episodes will then be released nightly online from Saturday 10th September at 9pm (UK time), via HOME’s newly revamped HOME Screen platform and direct to inboxes via the Telenovela mailing list.

About the screening...

This is an interactive screening, with an introduction from Lowri along with sharing and performances from associate artists on the Telenovela project. The bar and barbecue will be open throughout the evening. There will seating and the space is wheelchair accessible. Please dress for the weather!

Doors: 7pm. Event begins at 8pm, with talks and performances, followed by the film of Telenovela, which lasts approximately 1 hour. The bar will be open until 11pm.

We want this event to be accessible for everyone, so are operating Pay What You Can ticket pricing. Link is below.

About Lowri...

Lowri is an artist based in Manchester, UK and São Paulo, Brazil. She makes intimate art projects in unusual places with complete strangers. Art is her way of saying ‘sometimes I feel like this, do you?’

About Telenovela...

Much of the story is set in São Paulo, and the theme music for the series is an original piece by Brazilian musicians Cristinas Cantam. The online version of Telenovela will also be available with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles, translated by writer Leda Cartum. Northern-based digital creatives are working on the project including Lisa Mattocks, Holly Close, Laura Skilbeck, Ella Enemé Otomewo and Lgbtv Manchester. The soundtrack is composed by Andrew Heath.

As part of the project, Lowri has also been mentoring two associate artists – Mark Croasdale and Odd Athaëna– who will also share short films as part of the launch event.

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telenovela-interactive-outdoor-screening-islington-mill-tickets-398784774997

See you on the full moon...!

The world premiere screening of Lowri Evans’ TELENOVELA - a soap opera made from her life and sketchbooks, set in Brazil and the UK.

Some recent pictures of the renovations on the 5th and 6th floor - not much left to do now!
24/08/2022

Some recent pictures of the renovations on the 5th and 6th floor - not much left to do now!

For anyone who is living under a rock, or is out of the loop or isn’t signed up to our newsletter (SURELY NOT) The Regen...
13/08/2022

For anyone who is living under a rock, or is out of the loop or isn’t signed up to our newsletter (SURELY NOT) The Regents Working group presented their plans to the Mayor of Salford last week with a response of YES, Salford Council will work with us here at Islington Mill on our plans to merge social housing with units 4&5 of Regents, meaning we will be able to work with them to develop something that can work for artists and residents alike. Plans and proposals so far are all up on the wall in Unit 4 for anyone who wishes to see. Head over and check them out. Pictured here are our very own Rivca Rubin, Bill Campbell and Maurice Carlin who lead the working group, pleased here in the glorious Salford sunshine following a lengthy open consultation period. Processes will begin to rehouse artists in unit 2 which we fee confidant we can do, and to work with the council on plans. We feel confident we have turned a period of insecurity and unknowing into positive action and development we are intrinsic to and at the root of. As Bill commented “We are clearly a strong sum of many talented parts”. Well done to all involved.

All hands on deck at
29/07/2022

All hands on deck at

Incoming……… information about one of our more colourful and cosmic residents:  “Lurid Ultra Hybrid is a q***r bar/ venue...
29/07/2022

Incoming……… information about one of our more colourful and cosmic residents:

“Lurid Ultra Hybrid is a q***r bar/ venue based in Unit 2 Islington Mill. We have been hosting DIY q***r events once a month but now Islington Mill have very kindly invited us to remain up throughout August. The aim of the venue is to provide a lethal-fun q***r space where everyone is welcome. We are also running the gallery space in Unit 2 during August so please get in touch ([email protected]) if you would like to show work, curate an exhibition or hold a party in the bar. It doesn't have to be q***r :)
The bar is set in a desert oasis, after nuclear winter and specialises in daiquiris. It was originally owned by Pat Butcher- we inherited it when she went out into the desert looking for ci******es and never came back...
 
Bar Staff
I am also looking to recruit bar staff- £10 per hour- give Nick a shout if you're interested (Nick - [email protected])”

Islington Mill was pleased to welcome the crew from the  to our many studios and spaces. The GL team met various artists...
28/07/2022

Islington Mill was pleased to welcome the crew from the to our many studios and spaces. The GL team met various artists and had a great time exploring.

On visitor :
“Islington mill has vowed me again. In the gloomy day, walking into the ware house, the smell of scent stick invited me to look inside … wow .. I feel like I stepped into somebodies dream. Maybe it’s my dream ? Everything glowed. What a nice, exciting feeling, awakening my imagination again”.

And the rest of the units: “The studios, the smell of the cooking fuming in the air, while I admire all the art. Bill and Maurice did a presentation before inviting us all to the pot luck dinner! The potluck today is the lasagna soup. I’ve never had that before but it’s just right! ❤️Everyone sat around the dining table as one big family, sharing the day. Laughter and taking about idea”. The Golden Lion team are welcome anytime, thank you for your visit and wonderful energy. 🙏

Really enjoyed the tour around ‘Theirs Yours Ours’ at  a collection of pieces by q***r and non-binary artists including ...
14/07/2022

Really enjoyed the tour around ‘Theirs Yours Ours’ at a collection of pieces by q***r and non-binary artists including Mill friends, family and people we deeply admire

We are so proud that Rachel Goodyear, our Artistic Co-Director and long-standing member of the Mill family, has a solo s...
12/07/2022
Rachel Goodyear: Stirrings - Salford Museum & Art Gallery

We are so proud that Rachel Goodyear, our Artistic Co-Director and long-standing member of the Mill family, has a solo show of new work at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, from July 16th until February of next year. There is a preview event taking place this Thursday evening from 5.30pm which is free but registration required (see link in comment).

Rachel's work places her in a lineage of artists who are committed to the power of the unconscious and the uncanny. Rachel has referred to the surface of the paper on which she works as a 'membrane', a thin surface between us and another world of surreal imagery and revealing associations. We cannot wait to experience this exciting body of new work and for it to reach new audiences. Please join us.

https://salfordmuseum.com/event/stirrings/

Stirrings is a major solo exhibition by internationally recognised north-west based artist Rachel Goodyear. It has been co-commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery and the University...

We are asking today ‘Can live music thrive in Salford?’ As part of the Regents working group and redevelopment process. ...
08/07/2022

We are asking today ‘Can live music thrive in Salford?’ As part of the Regents working group and redevelopment process. We are in Unit 4 all week and conversation is open to all from 10-12 with an open lunch from 12-1, come along your voice and ideas are welcome.

The creative consultation wall is building - come and be part of discussions about plans to redevelop the regents area t...
07/07/2022

The creative consultation wall is building - come and be part of discussions about plans to redevelop the regents area that sits behind Islington Mill! We are open all week from 10-12 with a free lunch from 12-1 you are welcome throughout

More open discussions today at unit 4, exploring safety and community and focusing on plans for potential housing and ar...
07/07/2022

More open discussions today at unit 4, exploring safety and community and focusing on plans for potential housing and art spaces to work together. Further discussions till the end of the week all welcome, 10-12 with an open free lunch 12-1.

This Sunday in Unit 5 is Lavender and Lemonade - All welcome!
07/07/2022

This Sunday in Unit 5 is Lavender and Lemonade - All welcome!

The big questions to come out of todays  workshop and daylong community conversation at Unit 4….. we will be back tomorr...
06/07/2022

The big questions to come out of todays workshop and daylong community conversation at Unit 4….. we will be back tomorrow from 10-6 with a free lunch 12-1 and a collaging workshop visualising pot works developments and growth for the artistic community and community at large. It’s been a great day of connectivity, creativity and learning to feed into further thinking and making tomorrow. Everybody is welcome please come along.

Studio SCUM invite you to experience Divinity.  Divinity is a word which expands the possibilities for imagination, prov...
06/07/2022

Studio SCUM invite you to experience Divinity.

Divinity is a word which expands the possibilities for imagination, providing the provocation for this new exhibition of young artists, creatives, and filmmakers based around the North-West.

The launch night is this Friday (8 July) and we invite you to dress up to express your own divine nature.

Read more here >>>

https://www.facebook.com/events/700002201106152/

We are stringing things together here today in Unit 4, knitting  ideas, weaving communities: part of the regents redevel...
06/07/2022

We are stringing things together here today in Unit 4, knitting ideas, weaving communities: part of the regents redevelopment process and you are invited to be a part of this. Come by any day this week between 10-6! Free lunch 12-1. Ongoing consultation and conversations that will be part of the changes of our city. ALL WELCOME!

 has been leading in thinking around safety/space/creating a neighbourhood and community - what would make YOU get off t...
06/07/2022

has been leading in thinking around safety/space/creating a neighbourhood and community - what would make YOU get off the bus for Regents? What would make YOU walk up chapel street to visit? Come and be part of the conversation every day this week in Unit 4, 10-6 with Lunch 12-1. We welcome your voice in this essential conversation on the development of this area.

Lunch break! We have an open lunch every day this week between 12-1 in Unit 4, and are here in open conversation every d...
06/07/2022

Lunch break! We have an open lunch every day this week between 12-1 in Unit 4, and are here in open conversation every day from 10-6, YOU ARE WELCOME INTO THIS! This is all part of the Regents Design & Development Process, plans made now affect the future of this essential creative space, get involved! All voices are welcome, come along! Be involved.

As we get ready to welcome you to Cocktail: Units Open Studios and with this heat it’s time to start thinking about the ...
16/06/2022

As we get ready to welcome you to Cocktail: Units Open Studios and with this heat it’s time to start thinking about the after party 🎉

Lurid Ultra Hybrid will host the fantastical Mirage Bar in Unit 2

Imagine…
All of the streams on earth have dried up over a long nuclear winter…

In the last fertile place, Pam St Clement - tired of panto - has carved out an identity for herself in the desert. She does daiquiris now and it pays the bills.

Lurid Ultra Hybrid host a variety of q***r art events from Pam St Clement’s post apocalyptic desert daiquiri bar, Mirage.

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COCKTAIL - UNIT 4 OPEN STUDIOS
Come and experience a range of diverse work by our unique community of artists, performers, community artists, makers and doers on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2022

Times:

Friday 17th 5pm – 8pm: Open Studios, food by The Deli Lama, live music, poetry and a celebratory singalong courtesy of Manchester Street Poem. After Party 8-11pm: with performances, live music and the amazing Mirage cocktail bar

Saturday 18th 10am -5pm; Art Car Boot Sale, Open Studios, coffee and cake.

Address: Unit 4 Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Rd, Salford M5 4DE

As part of A Modest Show, the collateral programme to the British Art Show 9, this Open Studio event, supported by Islington Mill, is a celebration of a creative, culturally vibrant community that is firmly embedded within the local neighbourhood. The site is home to a heady cocktail of fine artists, illustrators, printmakers, textiles, ceramics, musicians, filmmakers, coffee roasters, curators, artist collectives, candle makers, performers, poets, bees (yes bees!) and more besides.

Exhibition: An exhibition displaying work produced by artists based in Unit’s 2 and 4 will be on display in the Unit 4 Gallery Site, curated by resident artist

@amodestshow

As we get ready to welcome you to Cocktail: Units Open Studios and with this heat it’s time to start thinking about the ...
16/06/2022

As we get ready to welcome you to Cocktail: Units Open Studios and with this heat it’s time to start thinking about the after party 🎉

Lurid Ultra Hybrid will host the fantastical Mirage Bar in Unit 2

Imagine…
All of the streams on earth have dried up over a long nuclear winter…

In the last fertile place, Pam St Clement - tired of panto - has carved out an identity for herself in the desert. She does daiquiris now and it pays the bills.

Lurid Ultra Hybrid host a variety of q***r art events from Pam St Clement’s post apocalyptic desert daiquiri bar, Mirage.

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COCKTAIL - UNIT 4 OPEN STUDIOS
Come and experience a range of diverse work by our unique community of artists, performers, community artists, makers and doers on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2022

Times:

Friday 17th 5pm – 8pm: Open Studios, food by The Deli Lama, live music, poetry and a celebratory singalong courtesy of Manchester Street Poem. After Party 8-11pm: with performances, live music and the amazing Mirage cocktail bar

Saturday 18th 10am -5pm; Art Car Boot Sale, Open Studios, coffee and cake.

Address: Unit 4 Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Rd, Salford M5 4DE

As part of A Modest Show, the collateral programme to the British Art Show 9, this Open Studio event, supported by Islington Mill, is a celebration of a creative, culturally vibrant community that is firmly embedded within the local neighbourhood. The site is home to a heady cocktail of fine artists, illustrators, printmakers, textiles, ceramics, musicians, filmmakers, coffee roasters, curators, artist collectives, candle makers, performers, poets, bees (yes bees!) and more besides.

Exhibition: An exhibition displaying work produced by artists based in Unit’s 2 and 4 will be on display in the Unit 4 Gallery Site, curated by resident artist

@amodestshow

Units Open Studios is fast approaching, hope to see you there!Next of our artist profiles is artist Hannah Sullivan  Han...
15/06/2022

Units Open Studios is fast approaching, hope to see you there!

Next of our artist profiles is artist Hannah Sullivan

Hannah's work explores the inherent connection between painting and human experience. Her process-based paintings simulate form, tonality and proportion from the body, producing large scale works that replicate human essence. Hannah also uses photographic self portraits to influence her work.

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COCKTAIL - UNIT 4 OPEN STUDIOS
Come and experience a range of diverse work by our unique community of artists, performers, community artists, makers and doers on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2022

Times:

Friday 17th 5pm – 8pm: Open Studios, food by The Deli Lama, live music, poetry and a celebratory singalong courtesy of . After Party 8-11pm: with performances, live music and the amazing Mirage cocktail bar

Saturday 18th 10am -5pm; Art Car Boot Sale, Open Studios, coffee and cake.

Address: Unit 4 Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Rd, Salford M5 4DE

As part of A Modest Show, the collateral programme to the British Art Show 9, this Open Studio event, supported by Islington Mill, is a celebration of a creative, culturally vibrant community that is firmly embedded within the local neighbourhood.

Exhibition: An exhibition displaying work produced by artists based in Unit’s 2 and 4 will be on display in the Unit 4 Gallery Site, curated by resident artist with

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Housed in a 5-storey Georgian textile mill, Islington Mill is home to more than 50 creative businesses and 100+ artists. Created in 2000, the Mill remains a work in progress; an ever-evolving creative space, arts hub and community. We are a vibrant and resourceful cross-disciplinary creative network; a space where conversations can lead to connections, collaboration and co-creation. We’ve supported over 5000 artists from 35 countries, and more than 15,000 people visit our buildings every year.

We value collaboration – within the Mill, the local community, nationally and internationally – and we are an integral part of the area’s regeneration. Attracting and retaining talent is fundamental to what we do – supporting creative entrepreneurs and facilitating the potential and promise they bring. Our ethos of participation, community and open space makes us a vital ingredient in the urban regeneration mix, both in complementing what’s on offer and generating new possibilities.

The Mill sits between the University of Salford and Manchester city centre, straddling the two cities; simultaneously at the heart of Salford’s creative community and just a 10-minute walk down Chapel Street to Manchester city centre. Our studio spaces are situated across the upper floors of the main converted mill – an imposing red brick building constructed around a cobbled central courtyard.

We create opportunities for artists – for the exploration of self-organisation, responsibility, participation and freedom – through a DIY ethos, building a platform for future emerging artists. Operating outside a commercial, profit-led agenda, we are a genuinely independent arts organisation that places nurturing, supporting and inspiring creativity at the heart of everything we do.

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I’ve had the absolute pleasure over the last 18 months or so, to create much of the music and sound design on this crazy soap opera, Telenovela by a wonderfully talented artist Lowri Evans. Telenovela had its live screening at the weekend at Islington Mill in Manchester. There will be an episode released each night so tune in and keep up!

🎉📢 Announcing: the 2022/23 cohort of Graduate Scholars

Now in it’s ninth year, in partnership with Castlefield Gallery, the Graduate Scholarship programme provides a bespoke programme of professional development and real world experiences for a small number of School of Arts and Media: University of Salford students in the first year after graduation from the, with one place also offered to an MA student. Each award is different and tailored to the needs and ambitions of the individual.

This year, we’re pleased to announce the 6 scholarship recipients are:

Suraj Adekola (MA Fine Art)
Aidan Doyle (BA Photography)
Joe Fowler (BA Creative Music Technology)
Alfie Lane (BA Fine Art)
Jacob Longcake (BA Fine Art)
Laura Socas (BA Fine Art)

Each scholar will receive a bespoke award, including a bursary, 12 month programme of coaching, mentoring, professional development, an honorary membership of Castlefield Gallery Associates, and a studio space or place on a programme with one of our industry partners; Hot Bed Press, Islington Mill, Paradise Works, and Redeye - The Photography Network.

Congratulations to the 2022/23 cohort! 👏

Read the full announcement here: https://artcollection.salford.ac.uk/2022/09/06/announcing-our-six-new-2022-23-graduate-scholars/
ENDING SOON. Over 40 artists with a connection to Greater Manchester feature in Fayre Share Fayre, including -jack-artist, Pat Flynn, Ryan Gander, Ruth Murray and Matthew Houlding.

The central hub for AA Modest Showthe official collateral programme to British Art Show 9, the exhibition ends on Sunday 11 September. Visit us to catch it before it closes.

In partnership with RRogue Artists' Studios & Project Space CICPParadise WorksIIslington MillUUnicorn GroceryThe Alan, Second Act Gallery and Division of Labour.

Fayre Share Fayre, installation view at the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, 2022.
Courtesy the Whitworth and A Modest Show. Photo credit: Michael Pollard.

https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/currentexhibitions/fayresharefayre/
This amazing project launches in just over a week with live screenings at Islington Mill in Salford, Manchester. Artist Lowri Evans has created one crazy soap opera to top them all! There are just a few tickets left and you don't want to miss this!...
Follow the link below...
:: The Flesh of Himation ::
Explorations in Latex and Stone by Ella Jo Skinner

The flesh of Himation (explorations in Latex and Stone) is the first solo exhibition by Welsh audio-visual artist Ella Jo Skinner. During her recent time spent in Athens, Skinner has been influenced by the ethereal folds of the himation and chiton worn by the marble statues of the Korai, the maidens of the Acropolis in Ancient Greece.

Working with latex and the flesh of human bodies in contrast to digital photographs of these stone garments, Skinner has created a playful juxtaposition between the softness of bodies and the harshness of the stone.

Specialising in installation, Ella Jo Skinner seeks to create visceral environments in which art is to be experienced rather than contextualised. Included in the exhibition is a sound piece, “The Confession Box”, initially performed at Islington Mill, Manchester, UK in July 2022.

In this piece, Skinner recorded herself repenting her sins at different Confession Boxes in Catholic Churches and Cathedrals in Greater Manchester. This piece, in relation to images of the Goddesses and Priestesses of Greek Antiquity, connotes a journey that takes the viewer from the confines of a Pseudo-Christian Capitalistic society to a magical pagan past.

Free entrance ::
14:00 - 00:00
Kallergi Four, 10437 Athens

based Islington Mill
As we get closer to our annual Come As You Are event on August bank holiday, we have received a very special delivery from local artist Tara Collette 😍

Tara handmade our ‘Come As You Are’ banner from her studio at Islington Mill - and isn’t it just glorious! �We plan not only to install for the event next week, but all year round as a constant rcelebration that we are an inclusive space for all ❤️

For more information on our Come As You Are Weekender, head to: bit.ly/CAYA22
Continuing with our series of You Belong Here artist talks, today we’re shining a spotlight on a panel discussion which took place at Salford Museum and Art Gallery back in October. Greg Thorpe sat down with Cheddar Gorgeous, Liquorice Black and Natalie Linney from Islington Mill as they discuss all things ghosts, gowns, and greenery 🌿

The discussion delves into the collaborative creative process behind Cheddar Gorgeous’ incarnation of Madame Mort, who lived in the area in the 1700s and is now rumoured to roam the woods as a ghostly apparition. Cheddar, Liquorice, and Natalie discuss the different stages of creating the outfit inspired by Madame Mort’s story, as well as the striking images that accompany the garment by Lee Baxter and Fake Trash.

Reaching out to local residents, Cheddar collected memories and ghost stories to help bring Madam Mort back to life through the art of drag. Cheddar’s project raises questions about how we record, share, and remember the histories of our local surroundings.

This is the second in series a of artist talks exploring how the different artists commissioned for responded to the theme of Salford’s green spaces, the challenges and rewards of working through lockdowns, and the works which resulted and how they relate to the different artist’s wider practices. Watch the talks now: https://you-belong-here.salford.ac.uk/events/

Whether you’re watching now for the first time, or you joined us in person at Salford Museum & Art Gallery last year, let us know - what was your favourite part?
Thrilled to play a part in this amazing project of Lowri Evans... Here is the trailer and if you want to join us for a full screening in Manchester at Islington Mill, then follow the link in the comments for tickets... see you there!
Womens suffrage was fought for within the unions, after working class men recieved the right to vote, women continued to petition and demand their voice be heard too.

Two such voices you can hear at 'Workers Rights' tonight at Islington Mill with the work of Elizabeth Gibson.

A Heritage project supported by Arts Council England.

Come at 6.30pm for food from Deli Lama Wholefood Shop & Cafe.

This is a free event and will be absolutely epic! Can't wait to see you all! ❤️🤗

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workers-rights-tickets-393166239807
'Workers Rights' will be performed at Islington Mill on the 10th Aug 2022 at 18:30pm!

The event will include free food from Deli Lama Wholefood Shop & Cafe performances of the new poetic works by Elizabeth, performances of the new monologues by the actors Keziah Lockwood and Ross Thompson, in-conversation and reflections.
Islington Mill (Formerly Goughs Mill) which caved in and killed reelers working there.

Hear their stories, the working peoples voices only at Islington Mill on the 10th of August!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workers-rights-tickets-393166239807
You can now catch me at Islington Mill this August 10th for 'Workers Rights', a public heritage event about the Weavers Union, the neglect and abuse they faced in 1830's England, and then to the fast fasion industry of today.

The event will include free food from Deli Lama Wholefood Shop & Cafe who will be serving up a real treat!

Written by Elizabeth Gibson, performed by myself and Ross Thompson!
For the past few months, I've been working on a really fascinating project for Islington Mill looking at the evolution of workers' rights, strikes, and trade unions, and I am excited to share the final result at this event on 10th August. It is free and there will be food! It would be lovely to see you there 😊
We're in a book!

Our previous events coordinator Sophie did an interview with Jim Ottewill for his new book Out of Space: How UK Cities Shaped Rave Culture from Velocity Press and it's come out! Including local buds Q***r Family Tea and Ruf Dug, plus the manchester chapter tells the story of everyone round here really, strong salford representation with Islington Mill and The White Hotel, it's a really exciting modern history of dance music across the UK combined with a sharp critique of modern 'redevelopment' (she writes, looking across to the building site and ugly flats across the street from us)

You can buy a copy here! https://velocitypress.uk/product/out-of-space-book/
Did you know there are bee hives in the Islington Mill Community Garden? And at this year's SFTOC they acquired a new swarm who were clearly into the vibe at Regent's Trading Estate and decided to hang around!

Thanks to Bee Corner organiser Amber McCormack who shared these photos of the bees being moved from the nearby tree into the apiary 🐝

Artist Lowri Evans is turning sketchbooks into a soap opera. Tune in online this September, or find out more about all the events going on as part of this project before then.

Supported by HOME and Islington Mill
Find out more: http://www.thelowri.com/telenovela/
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