Islington Mill Studios


Islington Estate Community Fete

Saturday September 20th, 1pm-7.30pm

On 20th September we open our doors and invite everyone to pop in for exhibitions, workshops, talks, food and refreshments plus guided tours of the building at 2pm and 4pm!

All welcome. All free

Bohemian Grove IV Birthday

James T. Cotton
with support from
Cottam, Means&3rd, Damo B & Vietnam

Bohemian Grove celebrates it's 4th birthday with an all night party at it's home of Islington Mill Salford with a headlining guest Tadd Mullinix alias of none other than J.T.C or James.T.Cotton.

Aswell as his J.T.C alias Tadd has many strings to his bow with many vareid sounds with his Charles Manier alias & also Dabrye aswell as 2AM/FM collaberation with D'Marc Cantu & the Saturn V project with Traxx. The tour will be part of the lauch of his new label Bopside so an added celebration.

Support comes from Bohemian Grove Residents Cottam, Means&3rd, Damo B and Vietnam. Click on their names for exclusive Birthday mixes.


Tickets priced at £10 from Resident Advisor


Sunday 21st September: 7pm

Delilah appears as part of the #Nofilter tour at the intimate surroundings of Islington Mill.

Delilah’s unique look and sound epitomise the true essence of the multi cultural environment she grew up. Delilah was raised amongst the vibrant sound of London’s live music scene. Her father introduced her to this through his work in promoting British bands and live music, during the 90’s. When he died in 2002, Delilah used her emotional experiences of life and death to start creating her own music...

Delilah’s first single ‘Go’ (Prod. by Balistiq) gained initial support from 1Xtra DJs Mistajam and Twin B (Record of the Week), then went on to be A-listed at Radio 1, where it was also chosen as Sara Cox’s Record of the Week. It has now sold over 150,000 copies. She is currently working on her second album. Her debut Album, 'From The Roots Up', was released Summer 2012 and went straight in at number 5 in the UK Album Chart..

This is a re-arranged show, check with Ticket Vendor to ensure original tickets are still valid

Tickets £19.25 including Booking Fee available from Ticketweb

Freedom from Torture All Dayer

Sunday October 19th, 3pm

Join Freedom from Torture for a day of live music

An impressive line-up of bands will be joined by performers, poets, face-painters, and much more entertainment for our day-festival this October.

Rapid Pig (pictured left)
2 Koi Karp
Paddy Steer 
Marc Constantine
Plus more to be announced

Tickets are £5 in advance and available from the Freedom from Torture Website

All proceeds will go towards Freedom from Torture's work with survivors of torture.

Spooky Carbooty

Sunday 2nd November, 1-5pm

Carbooty (Northern Art Carbooty's little sis) will be making its final appearance for the year here at its home, Islington Mill, on Sunday 2nd November, 1-5pm, 2014.

For Halloween weekend 'Spooky Carbooty' will be offering up a range of original art and craft but also bringing back the vintage and pre-loved goods. Everything must go! As always there will be cracking food and drink on offer and without a doubt the Wewiora Project sisters will be roping in the family to come up with a bit of halloween themed fun to throw into the mix.

The last Carbooty of 2014.... Seek and Yee Shall Find Wonderful Things to Open Your Mind

For more info check out or contact
Twitter: @carbootymcr

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: ) 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

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

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