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Islington Mill moves weekend events after noise complaints

Music and art space Islington Mill, Salford, is moving two scheduled shows after noise complaints resulted in the Council putting its license under a seven day assessment period. Two shows this weekend – Dopplereffekt (8 August) and Daniel Avery, A Love From Outer Space, and Craig Bratley (9 August) – will both be moved to alternative venue Antwerp Mansion, an arts space in Rusholme.

In a statement, the venue said: "There is a high possibility that the outcome of our review will include some kind of revision to our 24-hour license. We are sensitive to the needs of our neighbours and keen to avoid animosity and upset, and to that end we have submitted an extensive proposal of short term and longer term methods to limit the impact of sound and outdoor activity on our neighbours."

The venue, which recently secured Arts Council Funding, has volunteered to add soundproof doors, on site sound monitoring, plus internal and external alterations, and are trying to work with the council to maintain their current 24-hour license. For updates follow @IslingtonMill.


This is a great venue and it would be bad for the cultural landscape if Islington Mill does lose its 24-hour license.

I am 1 of the many local residents complaining about the noise from the mill. We have been trying to warn and work this problem out with bill and his management for apx 6 years. For some residents there are two concerns the music and the shouting etc from the court yard from evening to the early mornings.. 5..6..7.. and some times 8 am on 3 ...4...5...consecutive nights. For me it's only the courtyard noise I don't here the music such is the acoustic properties surrounding the mill and the flats .the shouting consists of loud cheering, swearing at screaming levels ..f words c words etc. I am an x squaddie so no bother to my ears but there are children here and respectable people that don't need to be put thru this type of behaviour...there are people who need to get up for work some with jobs that need full concentration , with sleep deprivation on this scale not easy. Drivers engineers and the like. We have had a local meeting last night with bill and his colleagues so hopefully at last we can address the problems here.The mill is a gr8 place for it's solid venture into music of a selective type and the workshops etc so lets all hope it gets resolved.

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