The hilarious posters challenge the fact that people move into areas with existing nightlife and then complain about noise – the same situation that forced Manchester Council to take action against Night & Day.
Paul tweeted the posters over the weekend, offering to drop off free versions to any Manchester venues who want one, with a huge response.
The posters are of a map of Greater Manchester, with an arrow pointing to one tiny highlighted section and labelled: “The bit where loud music already exists”
The rest of the map is then labelled “Literally everywhere else you can rent out a f***ing flat.”
An extra heading says ‘Support Live Venues’.
Speaking to The Manc, Denton-born Paul said: “Obviously I saw Night & Day’s stuff but it feels like it’s been coming on for a while.
“I have friends down in London who say the same thing keeps happening down there too.
“I do feel like it should be the councils’ responsibility to create a sort of designated cultural area, and landlords should make residents aware that they’re moving into an area that’s likely to have noise.
“I’m not planning to make any money off it [the posters], I just think it’s nice to have a bit of a rallying point.
“A lot of venues feel quite isolated from each other.”
He has a long-standing relationship with Night & Day, he says.
“I’ve been going there since I was 17 or 18.
“It’s one of the only places in the Northern Quarter that’s still there from those days.
“Night & Day really were the first people to make it cool when the area was still quite run-down, and it was only of maybe three bars you could go to for a night out and feel safe.
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Art & Culture
Photographs of Manchester in lockdown go on display at Electrik
A series of photographs is going on display at Electrik bar in Chorlton depicting Manchester’s time in lockdown.
Those lockdowns might feel a long way away now but, in reality, it hasn’t been that long since we’ve been able to enjoy life without restrictions – no matter how keen many are to sweep the memory under the carpet.
Not local artists Richard Kelly and Emma Evans, who are looking back on that transformative period through their new collaborative exhibit ‘My Utopia’ this month.
Exploring a positive outlook at Manchester’s time in lockdown and marking a turning point in the pandemic, the new work sees two creatives come together to compare and contrast their differing experiences of that time.
Kelly’s images, taken on his government-sanctioned daily walks, are a reflection of the city and its outskirts during a bleak time for Manchester.
His work spans themes around society, fashion and music – with a formidable portfolio that features The Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty, Dr Martens and Fred Perry.
Evans, meanwhile, is an artist and illustrator who made a name for herself during lockdown with doodles on Monton High Street’s shop window.
Through an exploration of form and colour, she creates drawings of positivity and snippets of life as it was, and as it will be again.
Together, the pair combine mediums to construct one expression of two very different takes on the city – echoing a journey that has evolved from something desolate into something hopeful.
The free-to-attend exhibition will launch at Electrik on Thursday 4 of August at 7pm, with music from Manchester underground legend Chris Massey.
Massey has played an integral part of Manchester’s underground electronic music scene over the years and is most famed for his DJ genre-jumping sets that cover an eclectic mix of house, disco, boogie and techno.
As an independent café bar, Electrik is nestled in suburban Chorlton, offering high quality food, drink & service in intimate and down to earth surroundings.
With an impressive selection of beers and ales from across the globe on draught, cask and in bottles & cans, an extensive wine list, a perfectly formed spirit selection, plus an ever-changing cocktail menu including the classics.