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.
“Night & Day’s always been at the forefront of the Northern Quarter, but it does seem to mean they keep getting s*** for things that aren’t their fault.”
Local nightclub The Venue said it was ‘The best thing we’ve seen today’.
The artist, who is based at The Engine House at Islington Mill in Salford, is now considering making versions for other cities after bars across the UK reached out to him.
You can follow himHallows on Instagram here and download the poster here.
Featured image: David Searcy / Night & Day
Art & Culture
There’s a bottomless Rocky Horror singalong happening in Manchester this Halloween
We all know Halloween is right around the corner, and there’s a little cinema in our city that’s celebrating the spooky season in style.
STAB Film Season is back and “bigger than ever” this year.
The much-loved frightening film event is taking over Manchester’s home of cult cinema, video games, and “cool nerdy events”, Cultplex – which is tucked away within the award-winning venue GRUB in Cheetham Hill – throughout October, and is first kicking things off by showing a full day of Wes Craven’s finest slasher satire, Scream, one after the other right up until midnight.
But one of the other stand-out showings on the packed lineup is a singalong screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Oh, and did we forget to mention there’ll be bottomless drinks? Now we’re talking.
Taking place on the weekend before Halloween, with not one, not two, but three screenings of the classic 70s flick across both Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October, GRUB says this is your chance to dress the part, sing the night away in style, and be “chilled, thrilled, and fulfilled”.
Kicking-off in GRUB’s downstairs bar first, anyone who grabs tickets for one of the three screenings will be treated to bottomless fizz, mimosas, beer/cider, or non-alcoholic equivalents and soft drinks, for 90 minutes before the screening begins, all before you head on over to Cultplex and carry on sipping for another 100 minutes while the film’s on.
The Bottomless Rocky Horror Show is just one of the many events on GRUB’s Halloween Week lineup this year.
If a singalong cinema isn’t quite your bag, then there’s so many other activities for the whole family to get involved in – with everything from pumpkin carving competitions and SFX makeup masterclasses, to Halloween life drawing sessions, Spooky Sip and Paint, a Weird History Walking Tour, a Freaky Family Fun Day, and so much more on the lineup just announced this week.
Plus, as this is all happening down at what is one of the UK’s biggest street food and social hubs, you can also expect to tuck into a wide range of street food and Halloween-themed drinks specials from local independent traders to tuck into.
There’ll also be lots of sweets and candy to satisfy your sugar cravings too.
Tickets to the Bottomless Rocky Horror Show screenings at GRUB on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October will set you back £25 each, and are now on sale.
Find out more about what’s happening for GRUB’s Halloween Week here.
Featured Image – 20th Century Fox
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An adults-only ‘after hours’ event is happening at the Science and Industry Museum next week
If you need an excuse to leave the little Mancs at home, then one of Manchester’s most visited museums might have just what you’re looking for.
Fancy releasing your inner child?
If you’re keen to play your way through 50 years of video games, embark on an adventure through the digestive system, or relax with a drink while discovering the small matter of the infinite vastness of the universe, then you’ll probably want to make your way down to the Science and Industry Museum next week.
With the nights drawing earlier than ever now autumn is here, this is your chance to explore the museum in a whole new light after the sun’s gone down.
It’s giving grown-ups a unique opportunity to make the most of all the museum’s best-loved exhibitions without the kids running around.
Kicking off from 6pm next Thursday 5 October, tickets to the one-off Museum After Hours event are now on sale, and include evening passes to the museum’s showstopping special exhibitions ‘Power Up’ and ‘Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You’, as well as access to the popular Revolution Manchester, Textiles Gallery, and Experiment areas.
There’ll also be the chance to see Paul Miller’s MicroCosmic installation, as well as talk to the artist himself, and get involved with lots of drop-in activities too.
Several exciting textile demonstrations will also be taking place throughout the evening.
And of course, because this is an adults-only event, the museum’s events bar will be popping up on the night, and will be serving up a wide range of wines, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks to wet your whistle while you’re looking around.