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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

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Tuesday 17 November          8.45pm   £5
Kyran Matthews – tenor sax,  Jeff Guntren  - ten.sax., Rich Jones – piano,
Gavin Barras – bass, Craig Hanson –drum.
  An evening of Coltrane.   Dynamic young musicians.

Tuesday 24 November        8.45pm     ADMISSION  FREE
Jon Board – trpt,  Janet Higgins – alto sax & flute,   Howard Keable  ten.sax
Phil Portus – piano, Mike Crumpton – bass, Chris Gravestock -  drums.
Modern jazz standards.

Tuesday   1 December      8.45pm.      £5
Joshua – bass, Sam Healey – alto sax, Kyran Matthews –ten.sax,  Anthony Brown-
bari.sax,  Gavin Hibberd – trpt,  Jake Fletcher – guit. Danny Wellens – piano,
Craig Hanson – drums,  Alan Taylor – drums/percussion ? Energetic young musicians,
original compositions, wide range of styles and dynamics.

Tuesday  8 Dec.              Mahakasyapa
Tuesday 15 Dec.             Steve Oakes Quartet
Tuesday  22 Dec.             Jazz Jam Session
Tuesday  29  Dec.             Mudez Project
Tuesday    5 Jan. 2016      Steve Pimlott Quartet
Tuesday   12 January       Ed Kainyek Quartet
Tuesday    19 January     Rob McWhirter + friends

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.