A new NTIA video shows a variety of dance music icons calling for greater protection of Manchester's nightlife, celebrating the diverse range of club nights, parties and live shows that are available in the city. Easily one of the top night time destinations in the UK, Manchester has been the home to cherished brands like WHP, Sankeys and Hacienda, offering the clubbing population some of the best parties around thanks to Parklife festival and venues like Soup Kitchen, The Albert Hall, Hidden and more, but is increasingly under threat from residential development.
Calling for the creation of a Night Czar to help support the city’s creative hubs against the threat of residential and commercial developments, Director of The Warehouse Project Sacha Lord-Marchionne was among several experts hoping for a community effort to protect the city’s culture, with drum and bass MC Tonn Piper, radio DJ Clint Boon and more also recalling how basement parties, arena live shows and warehouse raves are part of the city’s identity.
Suggesting that the city’s creative spaces are what give the city such “personality”, the video also argues in favour of improving dark hours transport around the city to help party goers get home, allowing you to stay later and party freer in the knowledge that you won’t have to shell out a fat wad of cash once you’re ready to hit the hay (or perhaps continue the party at home).
Describing the campaign as "an actual movement”, Lord-Marchionne insists that everyone who enjoys a night about town in Manchester should be active in supporting the NTIA campaign. “What’s really important now is everybody helps get this manifesto to whoever is going to win the Mayor candidate role”, Lord-Marchionne explains, ahead of the Mayoral election on Thursday 4th May.
To save the nightlife that you enjoy, join the movement by heading to www.savenightlife.com, which will help you lobby your local councillor to ensure that your voice is heard.
Photo courtesy of The Warehouse Project
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