Islington Mill Studios



March 1st 22nd / April 12th / May 3rd 24th / June 14th / July 5th 25th 26th

10.30am - 5.30pm

A new series of open-access workshops and rumba parties with La Timbala Music, Dance and invited guests. These workshops focus on different aspect of Afrocuban music, covering a range of musical styles, from ‘songs and rhythms of the orishas’ to ‘Cuban popular music’. They are run by Christian Weaver, percussionist and ethnomusicologist, with invited guest-tutors including; Santiago (Chaguito) Garzón, Gerardo de Armas, and Arturo Martinez.
Every second month following the workshop the bar will open and an extend session with a ‘rumbon’. Performances by Timberos de la Timbala and other Afro-Latin music groups; open rumba; invited guests; and rumba dance classes and performances.

Tickets £35 / £30 if you register in advance / £26 for pre-registered full-time musicians, members of the Rumba Study Group, and students. Entry £3 to parties if you haven't been to the workshop. All welcome!

Info on how to register as well as a full break down of the course here


Mugstar & Hey Colossus

with Support from Drunk In Hell & Ten Mouth Electron
Friday 6th March

FAT OUT TIL YOU PASS OUT and HELLO BASTARDS proudly present this fine evening of entertainment.

More Details to come, but you recognise these band names. Gonna be noisy, dirty, noisy and lovely.

Hey Colossus
Drunk in Hell

TICKETS are £8 and available from the Fat Out Ticket Shop

Spring Carbooty

Sunday 8th March: 1-5pm

First carbooty at the Mill in 2015! Seek and ye shall find, wonderful things to open your mind..  Pick up all kinds of everything or go down to set up your own stall and have a clear out of your own – but make sure you email as space is filling up fast.




Queer Guerrilla Film-making - 48 hours to make a film

Friday 13th March 6pm 3 hour meeting and start off session.

Sunday 15th March screening at Bangkok bar (open invite!)

Are you or have ever wanted to be a director, an editor, an actor, a screenwriter, a sound guy, a film music composer or just to join in the buzz of making a film?

Queerchester Films North West bring us queer film ideas! They are providing locations ideas, cameras, lighting, audio equipment and most importantly their passion to get you started on what will no doubt be some exciting weekend of filmmaking. At the first meeting crews will be sorted out and initial ideas kicking off the next 48 hours making as many queer films (1-5 minutes in length) as you like. There'll be a HQ set up on Saturday and Sunday to give you any support with ideas or a brew!

TICKETS (£7/3) from HERE


with support from David McLean, Laura Cannell, Rob st John
Monday 23rd March: 7pm

Fat Out Till You Pass Out is excited to announce a new collaboration with Art Assembly: Saisonscape is a bi-monthly series of sound art and experimental music events that reflect on the seasons they take place in. It will be a series of three events investigating sonic arts, touring venues in Bexhill on Sea, London and Manchester. Each event focuses on a theme inspired by the season it takes place in.

Taking place in spring at Islington Mill, Fat Out is incredible excited that Richard Skelton will be exploring the theme of LANDSCAPES. HE will reflect on sound born out of, or inspired by, the land and will perform a suite of new compositions for the series.

Tickets are £12 and available HERE

Sound without Vision

Wednesday 25th March: 7pm

'The 'Sound without Vision' project is designed with the imagination in mind. Sat in darkness, the audience will experience music from around the world and be immersed in each culture with food treats. The project aims to eliminate any preconceptions a listener might get from looking at the performer before they have played. Its main focus is on the audience’s ability to participate mentally and create vibrant imaginative images using only sound, smell and taste. Come and immerse yourself in different cultures for our short concert, what will you imagine?


Fat Bastard Cock Fest

Friday 3rd April: 15:30-02:00

Louise Woodcock, Fat Out and Hello Bastards bring you an experimental all dayer at Islington Mill.

Its Good Friday so how about getting a Good shafting from some lovely Fat Bastards at a COCK FEST? Some legendary artists such as ex-Factory Records Minny Pops, and also a heartfelt tribute to their label mates.


Bad Guys // Minny Pops // Luminous Bodies // ILL // Locean // Joyce Divison // Warm Widow // Kelly Jayne Jones  


Guts for Garters KARAOKE & DJ's

TICKETS are £6 + £1 booking fee available from the Fat Out Ticketshop 


Moon Duo Live: Album Launch

Wednesday 8th April: 20:00-midnight
Support from HORRID + DJ FITZ

Now Wave are excited to present Moon Duo Live at the launch party for their new album 'The Shadow of The Sun'. at Islington Mill.

Running from 8 til' late the unveiling of 'The Shadow of The Sun' will feature a full live performance from Moon Duo plus support from mysterious Manchester sack headed super group Horrid, as well as DJ Fitz.

TICKETS £10 +booking fee available from See Tickets

White Hills

Thursday 9 April: 7.30pm

A Fat Witch Presentation

White Hills newest and most energized recording to date is bursting with raw energy packed into their most concise songs to date. Fear not long time White Hills fans, there is still loads of killer guitar work and fuzzed out psychedelia on Frying on this Rock. Their highly sought after and deluxe vinyl editions as well as the super limited CDR and 7” releases have made them a band who get talked about as much in reviews as they do on social networks. Their boundless live performances, especially the higher profile ones at ATP New York, Supersonic and several Roadburn Festivals, or their dates with the Flaming Lips and Sleep have established White Hills as one of the most talked about space rock bands currently performing. Do not miss this show.

Support TBC

Tickets are £5 and available from SeeTickets

Tim Shaw & Sébastien Piquemal: FIELDS

Wednesday 22nd April

Sébastien and Tim explore mobile technology as a medium for sound diffusion. Audience members can join in by simply connecting to a specific website with their mobile phone, laptop or tablet. The connected devices become an array of speakers that the performers can control live, resulting in an omni-directional sonic experience. This piece provides an alternative method for sound spatialisation as well as offering new ways in which audiences can engage in sonic works. Fields has been performed in Helsinki, Berlin, Athens, Lisbon and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw has worked internationally as a professional composer, performer, sound designer and researcher. His practice incorporates diverse approaches to sound collection and processing, and includes creating immersive and site responsive sonic installations.

Sébastien Piquemal

Sébastien Piquemal is a computer engineer, obsessively exploring the artistic capabilities of machines. After working several years as a full-stack web developer in Helsinki, Finland, he decided to dedicate himself fully to making music. Since then, he has been an active contributor to the open-source software community, leading various projects such as WebPd (Pure Data patches running in the web browser).

Sounds From the Other City 2015

Bank Holiday Sunday May 3rd: 2pm (wristband), 3pm (Activity)
Various venues, Chapel St, Salford

Sounds From the Other City returns for an eleventh year. Taking in a whole host of venues up and along Chapel St, Salford. Working with some of the regions finest musical purveyors. Following on from last years Birthday celebrations where ALL THIS happened, you want to make sure you dont miss out on 2015!

This year Islington Mill will once again play host to new music specialists, Now Wave. Along with our pals and long term supporters Comfortable on a Tightrope taking us position in the Gallery Space. There will be courtyard banter, food and tunes along with the wristband exchange on the 1st floor and the usual array of goings on! PLUS the OFFICIAL After Party for the festival.

More details on Venues, line up and Artwork will all be released in the coming weeks and months. Keep an eye on the festivals Facebook page for up to the minute info.

Tickets are £20 and available to buy from Skiddle

Regular classes at the Mill

DRAWING+: Mondays | 7pm to 9pm | £6 (£8 for tutored master classes)

Drawing+ is more than life drawing.
See the kind of sessions we do by visiting our website
Everybody's welcome. Just turn up. We are on every Monday 7-9pm at Islington Mill's club space. Bring your own materials and 6 quid and, if you want, bring your own drinks. We'll provide with the glasses.


SCREENPRINTING: Join One69a for an afternoon and learn how to screen print your very own tshirt.

14 March : 1-4pm

Using silk screens, water based inks and hand cut stencils, you will have the opportunity draw and screen print your own designs or use our ready made designs to create your very own bespoke tshirt. You will also have the option of printing onto a tote bag instead if a tshirt isn’t your thing. We provide everything you need including designs but if you would like to bring your own, please make sure they are in a simple silhouette format which will enable you to cut them into a stencil with a craft knife. Included in the cost is 1 tshirt or tote bag and you will have the opportunity to print further items during the session should you wish to do so.

Due to the popular nature of the workshops, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! For for further information, please contact

For further information, please contact

 £17.50 for 1 person, £30 for two!


Poster Printing Workshop: Next Date TBC: 11pm to 4pm: £30
Mono host a Risograph workshop where participants will learn how the Risograph works, what is possible and see loads of printed examples. We will then spend time creating artwork for the Riso process which will be printed as a 10 x A3, 3-colour edition (which you keep). On the day you can bring a computer if you want to work digitally, if not the artwork making process would be analogue (mark-making / cut and paste). The workshop is set up to be creative, fun and experimental.
£30 per person to book reserve online at Eventbrite

Zine Printing Workshop: Next Date TBC : 11pm to 4pm: £80
Over two Saturday's MONO will be hosting their first Risograph Zine Printing Workshop limited to only five places. Hosted by John Powell-Jones (SAVWO) and Textbook Studio who run their own creative practices alongside the print studio MONO at the Mill, you will have a chance to experience their working practice and studio culture.
You will learn all about the Riso process, design your own sine, lay out your own design and then spend time printing at the end of the sessions you will go away with a knowledge of Riso and 10 x 12 page riso zines. For much more information see the Mono Website.
Priced at £80 per person there will be refreshments and a light lunch thrown in on both days. To book reserve online at Eventbrite

Queer Guerrilla Film-making - 48 hours to make a film

Friday 13th March 6pm for a 3 hour meeting and start off session

No skills, equipment or experience needed, everything provided for you and all welcome! Queerchester Films North West bring their any queer film ideas, locations ideas, cameras, lighting, audio equipment and most importantly their passion! We will spend 2 hours meeting each other and getting our film crews sorted then head out and over the next 48 hours make as many or as few queer films (1-5 minutes in length) as we like.

There'll be a HQ set up during the day on Saturday and Sunday should you need space or brews or just to chat through your ideas and then on the Sunday evening we'll show our films at the Bangkok Bar (open invite to all)!

TICKETS are (£7/3) here