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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, 20 January 2015

Tuesday 20 January 2015       8.45pm  £4
Steve Oakes Quartet
Steve Oakes – guitar,  Ed Kainyek – saxes,   John Sandham – bass, 
Tim Franks – drums.  Contemporary “takes “ on standards, and original.

Tuesday  27 January     8.45pm     FREE
 Jazz Jam Session
Everyone welcome to play or to listen.  Some charts provided.

Tuesday   3 February     8.45pm    £4
  Ed Kainyek Quartet
Ed Kainyek  - saxes,  other musicians to be confirmed.

Tuesday   10 February      8.45pm   £4
  Steve Pimlott  Quartet
Steve Pimlott  -  saxes,   Alan Large  - keyboard,  Jane Gregory – bass,
Phil Bennett – drums.    Modern jazz standards.

Tuesday 17 February        8.45pm    £4
Default Setting
Rob McWhirter -  guitar,   James Winterburn – bass,  Scott
Broadhurst  - drums.    Contemporary.

Tuesday  24 February    8.45pm   £4
Jon Board – trumpet, Howard Keeble – tenor sax, Janet Higgins – alto,
Phil Portus – keyboard, Mike Crumpton – bass, Chris Gravestock – drums.  J
Jazz standards.

Tuesday  3 March        Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden
Tuesday  10 March      Green Street Quartet
Tuesday   17 March       The Whole Hog Big Band

Contact:  Janet Higgins  0161 434 6359 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

4     November                   Jazz Jam Session
11                                         One Point Zero
18                                         White Canvas
25                                         Flat 5 Band

2    December                    Prestwich Deluxe
9                                            M6
16                                         Tim Franks Quartet
23                                         Quinta
30                                         JazzWorks 

                                                2015    (Happy New Year!)

6      January                        Chris Flaherty Quintet
13                                        Kyran Matthews Qrt
20                                         Steve Oakes Quartet
27                                         Jazz Jam Session

3     February                      Ed Kainyek Quartet
10                                         Steve Pimlott  Quartet
17                                         Default  Setting  (Rob McWhirter Trio)
24                                         Mark 5

3       March                          Julie Edwards and Kevin Dearden            
10                                         Green Street Quartet                                       
17                                         The Whole Hog Big Band
24                                         Jazz Jam Session
31                                         John Dyson’s Jazz Police
7         April                           JazzWorks
14                                         Mike Farmer Quartet
21                                         Sam Healey Quartet
28                                         Dave Roberts Quartet

5              May                       Emu

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.