This hidden gem in Salford is home to lots of Manchester’s artists, designers, illustrators and makers — and I include myself in that bunch of creative folk. There are frequent exhibitions, workshops and other events taking place inside this old cotton mill. It’s also one of the supporting venues for one of the city’s biggest musical festivals Sounds From The Other City.
Website
islingtonmill.com
Address
Islington Mill, 1 James Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
Current city: Manchester
Other cities: ValenciaLisbon
Graphic Designer & Illustrator. Creator and Curator of Women in Print. Milk no sugar.
 

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