RfRS at Islington Mill, Manchester

Posted on March 13, 2010


Reading for Reading’s Sake

Islington Mill, James St. Salford M3 5HW

Thur Apr. 8th – Sun Apr. 11th  2010

Opening event – Thur Apr 8th – 6 – 9pm

This Easter Islington Mill will be rejoicing in words as it hosts, Reading for Reading’s Sake, a 4 day event aimed at interrogating reading as a practice . Unlike a regular reading group, ‘Reading for readings sake’ aims to explore the activity of reading, the situations in which we read, reading as a shared event, a private passion, concentration, interpretation, sound and voice, the symbolic and emotional value of the act.

Participants will be invited to spend their days reading where, when, how and whatever they like. For those that will be visiting, we will ask residents of Salford and Manchester for suggestions of their favourite places to read throughout the cities.

Each evening will be spent at Islington Mill, where food will be served and the days-worth of reading and reading-related experience shared in small groups over dinner, while dinner-time lectors read aloud to the assembled company. Selected gigs and performances will be taking place in Islington Mill’s clubspace on a number of the later evenings.

Sat 11th will feature a day of  workshops, events and performances in the gallery space and throughout Islington Mill. More details on these to follow soon.

NB. There is a limited number of places for the daytime and early evening events. Please get in touch if you’d like to take part and we’ll reserve you a place. Email: deaddigital(at)islingtonmill.com