Akse Manchester Hero

This week's Manchester hero is street artist and the man behind THAT Breaking Bad mural, Akse.

Name: Akse (P19 Crew)

Age: 38

Occupation: Part-time graffiti artist

What’s the best thing about living in Manchester?

The size of the city (not too big so everything is easy to access), the music, the art, the nightlife, its soul and vibes, its people.

Favourite bar in Manchester:

Cornerhouse – I love movies (you can tell from my artwork) with a preference for independent cinema, so I spend a lot of time in there; I always have a quick look at their shop for cinema or art magazines.

Favourite pub in Manchester:

Sandbar. Nice beers, close from home, cool people.

Favourite club or club night in Manchester:

Band on the Wall - I love Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop and Reggae music so I’ve seen some amazing artists play there. Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, Roy Ayers & Pete Rock, Michael Prophet, Johnny Clarke…

Secret tip:

Corridor Bar

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