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The Star and Garter

The Star and Garter The Star and Garter is only open for gig and club night bookings. WE ARE THE LAST. TRULY. INDIE. VENUE. YOU WILL EVER KNOW. Sometime in 2016 The Star and Garter was supposed to cease trading as a music venue and be forced to close in order for Network Rail to action a Compulsory Purchase Order and expand Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station.

It never happened, but the building owner nevertheless sold it in 2019 to the company in charge of redeveloping Mayfield Railway Station and the land surrounding. The rent more than doubled, but the S&G had survived again. The Star and Garter is a big building in Manchester which celebrates its 221st birthday in 2021. It was originally constructed in 1803 approximately 100 yards from it's current

It never happened, but the building owner nevertheless sold it in 2019 to the company in charge of redeveloping Mayfield Railway Station and the land surrounding. The rent more than doubled, but the S&G had survived again. The Star and Garter is a big building in Manchester which celebrates its 221st birthday in 2021. It was originally constructed in 1803 approximately 100 yards from it's current

Operating as usual

04/10/2022

Tonights Morrissey aftershow disco has sold out and there won’t be any door entry, so if you don’t have a ticket then please don’t show up anyway and say your friend(s) have got tickets and you’re only small and can we squeeze you in etc etc zzzz

Photos from We Are Mozzerians's post
30/09/2022

Photos from We Are Mozzerians's post

The card payments adventure continues this time with the card machine software if this email is anything to go by. If yo...
15/09/2022

The card payments adventure continues this time with the card machine software if this email is anything to go by. If you’re going to see Soul Glo tonight then bring cash in case this hasn‘t been fixed

13/09/2022

If you’re attending the Soul Glo gig tonight (Thursday) then please bring cash because the f**king card machines are playing up thanks to our wonderful ISP performing an ‘upgrade’ which has only downgraded if you ask me. Not long now before I put my foot through the router, tweet about how unfair everything is and blame 5G masts.

TV vs Real Life. The many uses of one corner of our gig room. @whp_mcr @repercussion__ @brassicofficial @brassic.ru @bra...
13/09/2022

TV vs Real Life. The many uses of one corner of our gig room. @whp_mcr @repercussion__ @brassicofficial @brassic.ru @brassicfans_

Here’s our Saturday price list for @repercussion__ @whp_mcr
10/09/2022

Here’s our Saturday price list for @repercussion__ @whp_mcr

It‘s Spot The Pub time once again tonight, although the S&G is in every episode so its not particularly difficult to rec...
07/09/2022
Brassic 4 | Trailer | Sky Max

It‘s Spot The Pub time once again tonight, although the S&G is in every episode so its not particularly difficult to recognise. This is Brassic series four and there’s one particular episode which not only featured the upstairs pub artwork by our very own Sian Brophy it also included a request for permission for a series of absolutely insane props and additions. Sky Max (the channel formerly known as Sky One) tonight, 10pm https://youtu.be/LHifNBH6EZs

Bigger, better and even more Brassic. Vinnie and the gang are returning for another series of Sky’s biggest original comedy. Whether it’s heisting horses, bo...

PLEASE CAN WE GO TO THE MORRISSEY SMITHS AFTERSHOW… etc https://www.wegottickets.com/event/550700
22/06/2022
The Morrissey Smiths Disco Aftershow Party

PLEASE CAN WE GO TO THE MORRISSEY SMITHS AFTERSHOW… etc

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/550700

A party to follow Morrissey’s show at the o2 Apollo, Manchester, at the home of the world famous and longest running Morrissey Smiths Disco in the world - The Star and Garter. Tuesday 4th October 2022 10.30pm - 2.30am £3 Please note; There is no tribute band - it’s a Disco. Everybody knows all ...

03/06/2022

FREE CUP-a-SOUP TO UB40 NEXT DOOR!

29/05/2022

Details for tonight’s Creeper show

Doors 7pm
Band 8pm
Done by 9.30pm and being for the benefit of people who want to get home, especially by train.
The show has sold out. There are no door spaces. If you haven’t got a ticket, please don’t turn up and try to get in.

14/05/2022

If you see this man, you know what to do.

26/04/2022

BAD NEWS: Jaime Harding has pulled out of playing Moz Meet due to ill health. We wish him better.
GOOD NEWS: Roberts Family Band stepped in. We are overjoyed and grateful to have them play both Friday and Saturday with the Salford Lads NYC and Jose Maldonado at The Star and Garter as well as Salford Lads' Club Manchester Music Tours. Saturday is SOLD OUT. Last tickets remaining for Friday evening - they will go off sale on Friday at midday. Tickets remaining for Saturday bus tour. Don’t miss out! #Mozarmy

Ticket links:
Friday evening (29th): https://www.wegottickets.com/event/493560
Saturday bus tour: https://www.seetickets.com/event/mozarmy-special-the-smiths-tour/the-star-and-garter/2252085
Wednesday 27th Dublin Castle, Camden (Salford Lads and Jose warm up gig)
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/538388#
See you at some or all of these! ❤️ #Mozarmy

07/04/2022

TONIGHTS SUBHUMANS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED, ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE TOUR, BECAUSE ONE OF THE BAND HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID. TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED.

This Friday we have @thrillcollinsuk performing their first show in the north in nearly three years. The band have gaine...
04/04/2022

This Friday we have @thrillcollinsuk performing their first show in the north in nearly three years. The band have gained legendary status for themselves at the likes of 2000 Trees Festival & Glastonbury. Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/karma-bookings/t-lyxdym

This Friday we have Thrill Collins at The Star & Garter, for their first show in the north in nearly three years. The ba...
04/04/2022
Thrill Collins at The Star and Garter, Manchester at Star & Garter

This Friday we have Thrill Collins at The Star & Garter, for their first show in the north in nearly three years. The band have gained legendary status for themselves at the likes of 2000 Trees Festival & Glastonbury and are bringing the party to Manchester on Friday 8th April.

Tickets available now, don't miss out: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/karma-bookings/t-lyxdym

Tickets are now available for Thrill Collins at The Star and Garter, Manchester at Star & Garter, Manchester on Fri 8 Apr 2022 at 7:00PM. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

15/03/2022
One week it’s someone out of Pulp Fiction/Coronation Street/This Is England/Alan Partridge/The Commitments/Gameface/The ...
23/01/2022

One week it’s someone out of Pulp Fiction/Coronation Street/This Is England/Alan Partridge/The Commitments/Gameface/The Outlaws/Plebs/Gangs of London/Shameless/Preacher and the week after it’s someone out of The Stone Roses 👍

Jack Monroe's thread about the true cost of inflation 'as it happens to people with the least' is an important read
21/01/2022
Jack Monroe's thread about the true cost of inflation 'as it happens to people with the least' is an important read

Jack Monroe's thread about the true cost of inflation 'as it happens to people with the least' is an important read

Slightly lost in the midst of everything else that’s going on right now was the news this week that inflation rose to 5.4% in December, its highest rate for 30 years. The 5.4% figure prompted Jack Monroe – the @BootstrapCook – to share some figures about the ‘real cost of inflation as it hap...

04/01/2022

The Armory Show gig this Saturday (8th January) has, once again, been postponed due to Covid.

Jackie used to work at the Star and Garter. A few years ago she sent a group text message to her friends telling us that...
14/12/2021
Help a grieving, wonderful woman feel loved, organized by Jack Hagan

Jackie used to work at the Star and Garter. A few years ago she sent a group text message to her friends telling us that she was in MRI and might have to have her leg amputated, followed by another message asking us not to tell her Mum. The amputation happened. Jackie embraced it and got a false leg, wrote a book, did a tour and a TV short (among many many other things) all about the experience, including a lot of posts about how much pain she was in, but always laced with humour even when it was too much to bear. Last week she posted from MRI. She has Systemic Sclerosis. They amputated her other leg. They also further amputated the ‘original’ leg above the knee which means she won’t be able to have new legs fitted and instead will be in a wheelchair. She will spend Christmas and New Year in MRI. She set up a Go Fund Me appeal for a woman in her 80s who is on the same ward as her, you can read about it via the link.
Jackie hasn’t set up a Go Fund Me appeal for herself so we may set one up on her behalf. For the time being just read the link to her appeal on behalf of a woman she’s just met on a hospital ward that she will be a resident in until 2022 and consider just how terrible it really is having to wear a mask in a shop or have a flu jab.

Im in hospital, ive just had my legs amputated and it could have been a trauma… Jack Hagan needs your support for Help a grieving, wonderful woman feel loved

Louise put a night on here a long time ago, maybe close to 20 years, and then returned more recently with the wonderful ...
08/12/2021
The Quietus | Features | Remember Them... | Remembering Louise Woodcock

Louise put a night on here a long time ago, maybe close to 20 years, and then returned more recently with the wonderful Guts for Garters. She was full-on, loud, colourful, witty, intelligent and owner of a huge heart of solid gold. The Star and Garter has lost too many friends over the past three years for reasons known only to those concerned so we can only appeal to everyone to talk and perhaps share any troubles or concerns with your friends and maybe stop adding to an awful list of statistics.

https://thequietus.com/articles/30933-louise-woodcock?fbclid=IwAR3kOWiUiqsvGFStnxQAa70FgaFaRJCNqZj33cBjEtuu0eiHxScjRE_saHw

Much loved performance artist, musician, comedian and DIY instigator Louise Woodcock died recently. Fergal Kinney talks to the people who knew her best. CW: this article talks about mental ill-health and su***de

I might have to steal all of this set from #brassic when they come to shoot #brassic4
07/12/2021

I might have to steal all of this set from #brassic when they come to shoot #brassic4

Still in the top five of top ten most memorable nights here
06/12/2021

Still in the top five of top ten most memorable nights here

Three years, bloody hell. They’ll be back filming series four next year.
01/11/2021

Three years, bloody hell. They’ll be back filming series four next year.

Sky One. Filmed here over two blocks in September and November 2018.

27/09/2021

If you are, or if you know, a cocktail mixologist who is available this Thursday between 4pm and 10pm please could you email [email protected]otmail.co.uk

Thank you

Filmed here 👍
18/08/2021

Filmed here 👍

14 tickets left before this is sold out. Strictly no door entry.The bar upstairs will not be open (this month only).Ther...
06/08/2021
The Smiths Disco

14 tickets left before this is sold out.
Strictly no door entry.
The bar upstairs will not be open (this month only).
There is no cloakroom (this month only).

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/521512

MASKS ARE NOT MANDATORY BUT ENCOURAGED HAND SANITISER IS AVAILABLE AND ALWAYS RECOMMENDED PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID £5 DOORS OPEN AT 9pm DOORS CLOSE AT 2.30am HAVE YOUR PHONE, ORDER NUMBER OR PRINTOUT READY AT THE DOOR The Smiths Disco is back after a 16 month ho...

The car park‘s finally had a facelift. It’s the 20 Year Makeover.
05/03/2021

The car park‘s finally had a facelift. It’s the 20 Year Makeover.

We were asked to sign this co-authored letter to Rishi Sunak on the issue of Social Investment Tax Relief. We want to:SA...
28/02/2021
Co-sign our letter to the Chancellor

We were asked to sign this co-authored letter to Rishi Sunak on the issue of Social Investment Tax Relief.
We want to:
SAVE SITR – not because it is perfect but because retaining the relief is essential if we are to build forward and not to be left with a gap in the years it may take to get a replacement
IMPROVE SITR – by working with government to expand the use of SITR to help more social enterprises and charities raise the capital needed as part of the recovery and to #BuildBackBetter
DEVELOP SITR – by working with government to present opportunities for private capital to support social issue areas that have been hardest hit by the pandemic such as the arts and music, care homes and community services
Please sign here: https://socialenterprise.eaction.org.uk/saveSITR

Tell the Chancellor that you want him to extend and expand the Social Investment Tax Relief SAVE SITR is a joint campaign led by Big Society Capital, Social Enterprise UK, Co-ops UK and Resonance, supported by many other fantastic organisations across the UK. The campaign is urging Government to sav...

11/02/2021

Did you meet your partner here? We know some of you did, we might even have hosted your wedding reception. Did you discover and fall in love with your favourite band or meet someone who became a best friend at one of our gigs or club nights? Spread the love this weekend by sharing your #VenueValentine pic and stories & don’t forget to tag The Star and Garter. Ta.

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WE ARE THE LAST. TRULY. INDIE. VENUE. YOU WILL EVER KNOW. Sometime in 2016 The Star and Garter was supposed to cease trading and be close in order for Network Rail to action a Compulsory Purchase Order and expand Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station as part of “The Northern Hub”. The irony of this alone is explained below. Once the said expansion was completed, The Star and Garter would have been sold on at a profit to the highest bidder. The Star and Garter is a big building in Manchester which celebrates its 217th birthday in 2018. It was originally constructed in 1803 approximately 100 yards from it's current position and moved, brick by brick, in 1849 to allow London Road (before it became Piccadilly) Railway Station to expand, reopening in 1877. In 1888 The Star and Garter became the property of Chesters Brewery Co. Ltd until 1987 when the closure of Mayfield Railway Station (which sits next door to The Star and Garter) effectively killed business in the area and forced Chesters Brewery to close the business and put the building up for sale after almost 100 years. In 1991 Robert Darlington purchased the building and turned it into a music venue by adding a fire escape and new bar and stage upstairs. While many people questioned opening any business in an area which had not seen any investment for 4 years, Robert was advised by local Government that the area was earmarked for improvement, starting with Metrolink in 1992 and the ill-fated bid to host the Olympic Games in 1996. Over successive years the plans for “improvement” continued but never bore fruit. Mayfield Station was at various stages to become a Eurostar Terminal, a Metrolink Terminal, a replacement for Chorlton Street Bus Station, an Inter City specific station serving high speed trains to the north and south, a station to serve Manchester Airport, a bonded warehouse, a music, arts and conference venue and a film studio.

In 2009 a plan to create “The Whitehall of the North” was announced which meant the demolition of Mayfield Railway Station and the creation of a office, hotel and residential area to be occupied by Government departments from London. This proposal was scrapped less than a year later when the Conservative Party formed the new Government.

In 2010 “The Northern Hub” development was announced by Network Rail (see above) and in 2012 the Chancellor George Osborne approved the funding in full for the scheme. Within a year of this announcement, and still during the recession, bookings began to slow at The Star and Garter when press releases and subsequent newspaper articles reported that The Star and Garter would be demolished to make way for the new station. While demolition was one of three options for the scheme the eventual chosen development would maintain The Star and Garter but close off the Mayfield area in full for 3 years which, in turn, meant that The Star and Garter would have to close.

The Northern Hub proposal and the following 4 years of meetings, reports, studies, surveys and a public enquiry did not serve The Star and Garter well, especially as the Northern Quarter was expanding at a rapid pace. Bookings had dwindled because of the recession, the Northern Hub scheme and the “imminent” demolition of The Star and Garter, but the new Northern Quarter venues were taking them on thanks to a constant stream of favourable press reports bringing business to the area. At one stage there were three “new” Smiths Nights and two “new” Smile nights in the Northern Quarter. A few changes in the management and operation of The Star and Garter in 2015 began a turnaround in the business and the gradual increase in bookings. After a period of two successive years where the total number of bookings from June - August could be counted on one hand, the combined efforts of the staff and a small band of loyal promoters who never gave up on the The Star and Garter meant that by late 2016 there were funds available to put some scaffolding around the rear of the property. These repairs to the gutters and roof helped fix the damp problem throughout the building and in 2017 the Mozarmy Meet donated enough to The Star and Garter to pay for the second stage of scaffolding and the repairs to the front of the building.

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Brand New FREE song that has f**k all to do with Valentines :)
We had our wedding party at The Star & Garter. Andy gave us all free entry, let us put all the wedding presents in his office, and even arranged special wristbands on the night, because he's a bloody superstar. Here are some photos :) #VenueValentine
I know this is a long shot, but does anyone know how to get info on past gigs at the Star and Garter? From ages ago - specifically 2003? I'm trying to do some research on a gig I attended on 5th February 2003. A Canadian band called Tuuli played. Trying to find out who else might have been on the bill.
Stay tuned on social media next week, i will be announcing some STP 12" Test Pressings (only ever 10 pressed) and possibly more items to follow as bands have offered items, we will be auctioning to the highest bidder one a week (won't be letting them go cheap) with the money raised going straight to the Star and Garter gofund me account. PLEASE SHARE THIS FOR US, THE MORE THAT SEE IT THE BETTER.
We will all be back as soon as you open. We all miss you.
To all my friends at the Star and Garter. Andy, Danny, Gary, Siobhan, Dan and not forgetting Ian. Stay safe and well and I hope well see you when this is all over
Who are the D.Js at The Morrissey Smiths Disco ?
Abuse your confusion A great day & Evening at The star & Guitar Manchester with Kid Klumsy, Mr Badaxe, The Leftovers & The White Ribbons..... Stu Taylor
STAFFORD, GATESHEAD, MANCHESTER. Abuse Your Confusion Tour 3 heads your way this weekend. As always if you can make these fun shows, please do so. Manchester as always also doubles as our annual £5.00 bag of food entry show as we look to take some much needed supplies to a local foodbank, the one show in the year we ask you to attend to help others who may need that helping hand after the festive period. PLEASE SHARE OUR FLYERS PLEASE IF YOU CAN.
Tickets for our biggest hometown headline Manchester show to date on sale now : https://www.alttickets.com/horla-tickets/manchester-star-garter/2020-02-29-19-00 | WELCOME TO THE NEW RESISTANCE | We are HORLA ... C y’all soon!
What can I say about last night at The Star and Garter Manchester. Brilliant night - thanks to all the bands, Antony Boggy Backhouse, Bastard Face , Vomit and The Drones. Thanks for making it a very special evening. Angie Gower you are AMAZING the food was fantastic and Stu Taylor and Sam Mason, I can't put it into words what you do for the music scene and people in general - you both are loving, caring people. Thank you very much, Danny Marsh best barman around and not a bad DJ also. Not forgetting you lovely folks who turnout on New Year's Eve to make it a very special night full of love, fun and music. Means everything to us that you support live music. Happy New Year and now on to planning the next one.
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