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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, 28 July 2015

Tuesday 28 July         8.45pm     £5
Johnny Hunter – drums,  Ben Watte – tenor sax, Graham South – trumpet,
Stewart Wilson – bass.     A young band playing contemporary jazz, many  originals
by Johnny.    Performers in this year’s and past MJF. www.johnnyhuntermusic.com

Tuesday  4 August    8.45pm  £5
Keith Jafrate – saxes,  Anton Hunter – guitar, Johnny Hunter – drums.
Composer Anton Hunter  introduces electronics to the trio to produce  contemporary,
 innovative, original music , taking influences from a wide spectrum of sources.

Tuesday  11 August        8.45pm       £5
Rick Burrows – trpt,  Helen Pillinger – ten.sax,  Alan Stander – guit.,  Rob
Turner – bass, Tim Franks – dr.,   Steve Stradling – perc.  Fusion and world music

Tuesday 18 August       8.45pm     £5
Ben Watte – keyboard,  Brad Edmondson – guit.,  Jim Molneux  - dr.
Funky jazz fusion.  Some original compositions.

Tuesday  25 August       8.45pm   FREE
JAZZ JAM SESSION      Everyone welcome to play or listen

Tuesday  1  September   8.45pm     £5
Paul Popelier piano, Nick Harris – bass,  Richard Crossley – drums
Standards and some originals.

Tuesday  8  September -  John Bailey Quintet
Tuesday  15 September  -  Flat 5
Tuesday  22  September   Prestwich  Deluxe

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.