Cosmic Slop: Leeds' club night on a mission

  • Tom Smith
  • Tom Blackshire

Cosmic Slop is MAP Charity’s regular in-house fundraising event, held in the Hope House Gallery. The events play host to some of the finest local selectors and internationally acclaimed DJs alike, playing records through a unique, custom built sound system. 100% of funds raised goes directly towards supporting the education project, ensuring the charity can continue delivering creative education to young people.

“Cosmic Slop in Leeds has the greatest sound system in the world.” – Floating Points, musician
'Income from this monthly party, started in 2008 by Tom Smith, Kat Soutar and Charlie Stobbart, is used to fund MAP, a pioneering charity that provides BTECs in Creative Media and Art & Design, alongside qualifications in Maths and English, to 11 to 16-year-olds who have been removed from school for various reasons'.
'Around 15 of them study in different rooms of the once glorious foundry, which has high ceilings but flaking paint, heavy double doors and ornate plasterwork and pillars throughout. Within the next 18 months or so the landlord wants to sell to developers as the town centre expands. He’s given the current inhabitants the chance to buy him out, but it will cost £2.4 million' - words, Mixmag
Our in-house illustrator Johnny Cosmic generously donates his time to create illustrations for the events. These designs are also screen-printed by Hope Foundry creative partners No Brand to create bespoke flyers, posters and garments, generating income for the charity.
We are currently running a limited edition T-shirts sale featuring Johnny Cosmic’s designs, in aid of our current fundraising campaign – get yours now!