Islington Mill Studios

Events



Bank Holiday Sunday Special

Sunday 24th August: 4pm

Join us this bank holiday Sunday for a day of art making and sharing and film screenings.

The Creativity Exchange in the Gallery: an art jam; experimental, collaborative creativity in a social setting. Collaging, drawing, plotting and scheming. Everyone is welcome to join in.

And in the Club Space Pot Luck Film Nights we will be showing Jodorowsky's "Dune" and Jessica Yu's "In the Realms of the Unreal" a documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist.

FREE



The Northern Art Carbooty

1 Primose Street Club space, hanger and courtyard
Sunday 24th August: 12-5pm

Join us for a day long extravaganza as the Northern Art Carbooty returns to Ancoats.

The First Northern Art Carbooty happened on 25th August 2013 and we delighted to announce its return this year on the August Bank Holiday Sunday, 12-5pm @ 1 Primose Street Club space, hanger and courtyard.

1 Primose Street is located just off Bengal Street & Oldham Street in Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AQ

NAC invites local artistic talent to work within the remit of a car boot/ table-top sale, make work available for purchase at affordable prices via an accessible platform, and stage a high quality arts event in the heart of Ancoats, Manchester, animated by a live art commission, DJs and live interactive radio broadcasting on the fm and online!

Keep your eyes peeled on the Islington Mill website for news of another carbooty before the end of the year.



Afrocuban Percussion Workshops

Afrocuban percussion workshops and classes with Christian Weaver and La Timbala

Afrocuban Music Workshops - every three weeks on a Saturday, 10am-5pm
This new workshop series from La Timbala offers beginners and intermediate players an introduction to the instruments, rhythms and songs of the world of Afrocuban music. The workshops are ideal for players who would like to develop their technique and build abilities on a range of percussion instruments; congas, clave, cata, campana and shekere. The sessions take place every three weeks (Saturdays), from 10am till 5pm. They are open to anyone to attend without the need to book in advance. Sessions run every three weeks on a Saturday: (no workshop in April), May 31st. June 21st etc.
Cost £28 (full-time musicians and students £23).

Manchester Bata Group
Thursdays: 7.30-9.30: £8
This is a new, open-access group, organized by La Timbala Music and Dance, for the study of Bata music in the Cuban traditions of Matanzas and Havana. Classes are held every week on a Thursday evening 7.30 to 9.30 at Islington Mill (£8). The classes are open to anyone with an interest in learning the techniques and rhythms of this complex and sophisticated musical tradition. There is no need to book these classes. Find us on Facebook

La Timbala’s Rumba Study Group - every three weeks on a Saturday
This is a dedicated study group for intermediate and advanced players who would like to develop their skills and knowledge of Cuban rumba. The group is now in its fifth year. Workshops focus tightly on all aspects of playing and performing rumba; percussion, song and working with dancers. Students in this group also perform from time to time as Timberos de la Timbala.
This is a closed group for members only. Please make a direct enquiry (email: info@latimbala.com ) for more information about membership of this group. Find us on Facebook

For more information about any of the workshops and classes, or to register your interest, and for the requirements for membership of the rumba study group, please email info@latimbala.com
www.latimbala.com
www.facebook.com/christian.de.latimbala







Regular classes at the Mill

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

Life drawing+ is a bit more than just life drawing. These sessions can be formal, so we have a life model posing in different length of time for us to draw, paint or respond BUT now and again we link with the art programme of Islington Mill or other themes in Salford and M’chester art and cultural scene, so we've got bizarre dada sessions, times where our models come to pose with their bikes, or we draw music. We also run master classes now and again run by professional artists. Expect the unexpected! To keep up to date with the goings on follow the life drawing+ blog

 

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

20th September, 8th November & 6th December: 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 sally@one69a.com

For further information, please contact sally@one69a.com

 £17.50 for 1 person, £30 for two!


RISOGRAPH WORKSHOPS hosted by Mono

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