Wed 25 May
 + Art Statement
 + Q And A + Alison Beale
 + DJ Tony Bugbear
Rock N Roll Book Club SpecialMalcolm Garett’s Art Statement: a very special evening …but there’s no book! But there’s sooooo much copy…can somebody sort a book out please?! Tonight we are very pleased to welcome Malcolm Garrett to The Water Rats to enjoy the wonderful Book Club format and ambience. His ingenious imagery adorns records by Buzzcocks, Simple Minds and Duran Duran; he pioneered digital design in the 1990s and worked with Oasis, Orbital and Iron Maiden; he’s a founder of the Design Manchester festival and created cinematics for Prof Brian Cox’s Horizons – A 21st Century Space Oddyssey tour; and on tonight, Malcolm Garrett MBE RDI will be talking to Alison Beale how he’s still working to create fresh, relevant and purposeful design for today’s musicians and organisations, and questions whether record sleeves can be classified as Art. Marvellous MG oriented music supplied by DJ Tony Bugbear
The Water Rats

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£5 or 8 in advance
Sat 16 Jul
 + Special Guests TBA
 + Glam DJ
At last SLADY get crazee in Manchester, and where better than The Star and Garter to host this perfect expression of all things Slade, played exclusively by remarkably talented young women… a Skweeze Me Pleeze Me fest to delight all fans of top drawer ’70s glam and classy Brit Rock. A celebration of one of the greatest bands of all time, supported and approved by the actual Slade too, and quite right. Not really a tribute band, more a heartfelt continuation. Champers and pot noodles all round. So C’mon Feel The Noize…Will this be a great nite out?…It will be Bangin’ Man…
Bugbear elsewhere 1

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£8 in advance