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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 September 2016

Tuesday 20 September     8.45pm   £5
 Steve Oakes Quartet
Steve Oakes – guitar,  Ed Kainyek  -  tenor sax,  John Sandham  - bass,   Phi  Bennett – drums.  Contemporary takes on modern jazz standards. Some originals.

Tuesday  27 September       8.45pm      £5
  Kaleidoscope big band
A 15-piece big band under the direction of Simon Lodge (leader, trombone and vocals)

Tuesday  4 October        8.45pm     £5
 Prestwich Deluxe
Richard Iles – trumpet & flug’horn,  Tim France – tenor sax, Richard Weatherall – piano, Pete Turner – bass,  Eryl Roberts – drums.
Contemporary jazz , some originals.

Tuesday  11 October     8.45pm     £5
Jim Collins – alto, baritone, flute, Helen Pillinger – tenor sax,  Kyran Matthews – tenor sax,   Helena Summerfield  - alto sax, flute,  Phil Bennett – drums.   A sax quartet with drums!  Originals and standards.

Tuesday   18  October        Sam Healey Quartet
Tuesday    25 October        Jazz Jam Session
Tuesday 1 November        JazzWorks
Tuesday   8 November      Mudez project
Tuesday   15 November    Keith McGee & Lucy Lockwood
Tuesday    22 November    The Whole Hog big band
Tuesday    29  November    Artephis

                    Contact:  Janet Higgins  0161 434 6359 /  07789 580 968
                     Email:  janethiggins88@gmail.com     creativespaceinfo.blogspot.com

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.