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CREATIVE SPACE is a project set up by some musicians from JazzWorks band to give bands and performance artists the opportunity to create their own evening in a local pub . It is hoped that the scheme will help both the musicians, and the pub. It will also be a networking opportunity in the wider musical scene.
The pub is The Slug and Lettuce, Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6QZ

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Tuesday 31 March   8.45pm     £5
The Jazz Police
John Dyson – saxes,  Kathy Dyson - gtr Martin Longhawn – keyboard,  Tom Riviere – bass,
Steve Hanley – drums.  Jazz stand

Tuesday  7 April    8.45pm     Free
Jon Board – trumpet, Howard Keeble – tenor sax, Janet Higgins – alto, flute
Phil Portus – keyboard, Jayne Gregory – bass, Chris Gravestock – drums. 
Jazz standards.

Tuesday  14 April       8.45pm    £5 
Mike Farmer Quartet
Mike Farmer – saxes,  Alan Stander  - guitar,  James Adolfo  - bass,
Phil Bennett  -  drums.   Jazz standards

Tuesday 21 April      8.45pm   £5
Sam Healey Quartet
Sam Healey – alto sax,  Stuart McCallum – guitar,  Richard Hammond – bass,
 Luke Flowers – drums.  Modern sound.  Original  compositions.

Tuesday  28 April       8.45pm      £5
Dave Roberts Quartet
Dave Roberts  -  saxes & clarinet,   Alan Jeffs  -  guitar,   Paul Medina  - bass,
 Norman  Rothwell – drums.  Straight ahead modern jazz,  latin/standards.

Tuesday  5  May    8.45pm   £5
Sam Lewis – saxes,    Liviu Gheorghe  -  piano and synths,  Alan Keary  - bass
Alan Taylor – drums.  Fusion of jazz, electronic, groove, dance music with a
 twist of eastern influence.  www.facebook.com/Emu official

Tuesday 12 May  8.45pm   Free
Jazz Jam Session
Everyone welcome to play or listen.  Some charts provided.  Relaxed
 friendly atmosphere.

Contact:  Janet Higgins  0161 434 6359 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sunday, 9 May 2010


• CREATIVE SPACE is an upstairs room in a pub which bands and other performance artists can use for individual gigs on Tuesday nights.
• The pub is  The Slug and Lettuce, Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester . The room is given free of charge by the pub management. There is seating for 40 people, and possibly more seats could be added if necessary.
• Charging for the gig is the responsibility of the band. This might involve selling tickets in advance,taking entry money, running a raffle, or making the gig free of charge.
• Bands are also responsible for all PA equipment, additional lighting, setting up the room and returning it to its previous state. It is recommended that new bands come down in advance to assess whether the room would be suitable.
• It is in the interests of all, that punters should feel confident that if they turn up, there will be music on at the The Slug and Lettuce every Tuesday night. If for any reason your band cannot perform as arranged, you should find a replacement band. You should then notify CREATIVE SPACE of this change.
• Creative Space is run by volunteers; your help and cooperation is, therefore, essential for the service to continue. Priority for future gigs will be given to bands and performers who have proved reliable.

The CREATIVE SPACE will list a six week programme on their web-site blog. The programme will also be sent to local papers. Further publicity,( individual fliers, posters etc. ) is the responsibility of the band. Until the venue gets better known, it is essential that bands/performers create their own publicity and audience.