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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, 16 August 2016

Tuesday  16 August  2016      8.45pm    £5
 Julie Edwards / Kevin Dearden Trio
Julie Edwards – vocals,  Kevin Dearden – bass,  Ed  Barnwell – piano
Latin, groove & swing.  Top vocal trio in the North.

Tuesday   23 August     8.45pm    £5
  Tim Franks Quartet
Tim Frank – drums,  Tim France – tenor sax,  Gary Boyle – guitar,
Dave Turner – bass.  Modern jazz standards.

Tuesday   30 August     8.45pm      £5
Dean Stockdale  Trio
Dean Stockdale – piano,  Grant Russell – bass,  Adam Dawson – dr.
Mainstream modern jazz standards and some originals.

Tuesday  6 September      8.45pm      £5
Paul Baxter – bass,  Stuart McDonald – saxes, Rich Jones  - piano,
 Kristoffer Wright – drums, Abel Selaocoe  - cello.   Originals in the style of  the Jarrett European Quartet.  

Tuesday  13 September    8.45pm  £5
Helena Summerfield – alto & flute,  Helen Pillinger – tenor sax,  Carole Williams – trombone,   Krish Turner – piano,  Dave Turner - Bass,  Tim Franks – drums.   Modern jazz standards & originals

Tuesday 20 September        Steve Oakes Trio
Tuesday  27 September      Kaleidoscope big band
Tuesday  4 October               Prestwich Deluxe
Tuesday  11 October            HSQ
Tuesday   18  October          Sam Healey Quartet

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.