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Freedom Mills opens after Boxing Day floods

26 February 2016
Freedom Mills opens after Boxing Day floods
When the River Aire burst on Boxing Day last year, certain businesses weren’t sure whether they’d ever get on their feet. Being located on Kirkstall Road, Freedom Mills was one of these. After the setback of the flood, followed by a lot of hard graft, founders Joshua Threfall and Graham Dixon haven’t let the weather get them down and are set to open the venue this weekend with the help of local artist Nicolas Dixon.

Freedom Mills plans to be a multi-faceted venue, showing appreciation for 90s warehouse raves with its club nights as well as offering an industrial space for exhibitions and events. The space will be available for use for conferences as well as for larger and more public events, so the new venue is looking forward to a line-up of street food markets, pop-up cinemas, live music events and many more. Keep your eyes peeled for what’s to come – being slightly out of the City Centre, Freedom Mills will add another dimension to the variety of multi-functional venues that Leeds has to offer.

Their long awaited opening on the 28th February will be supported by local artist Nicolas Dixon, whose exhibition will line the walls showcasing the gallery and event space. Joining Dixon will be work by artists Inkie, Mickey Brain and Posh Fruit as well as DJs Graham Dixon, James French and Manuu, plus live music from Dave Foster. Set to be a great night, it’s the perfect opportunity to see what Freedom Mills has to offer!

Check out their Facebook event page here for more information.

By Lauren Barraclough
Lauren is an Editorial Assistant at Leeds Living dabbling in a bit of writing with news pieces and the occasional foodie review.