Islington Mill’s club and event space is very often the new punter’s first contact with the Salford arts venue, dancing the small hours away to something cutting edge and loud. Back in February a threat to the venue’s licence led to a show of public support for this unique space (and a positive outcome). This summer the current venue operators Fat Out Till You Pass Out will bow out of their two-year curatorial residency with a big final party and the Mill is ready to hear from new operators with bright ideas for the running and programming of the venue. Bar, theatre space, gallery, café and festival spot have all been mooted as early suggestions but the doors are wide open for fresh ideas from ambitious creatives and curators of all kinds. If you’re interested in hearing more, the Mill are hosting a free Open Night on Thursday 22 June where Bill Campbell, founder of the Mill, will talk about what’s on offer and the possible future of the space, plus the rest of the soon-to-be-redeveloped building. You can also grab a free cold beer and enjoy a tour of the whole arts complex. If your imagination doesn’t stretch much further than a couple of band nights don’t despair and do attend. It’s a great opportunity to hook up with fellow promoters and network, there may be a whole other raft of people waiting to turn your one-night-only into a season.

Thu 22 Jun, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford M3 5HW, 6–9pm, FREE,

Thu 22 Jun
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Wed 21 Jun 2017