Manchester City Council “Be Proud” Awards 2013

Do you know any inspiring individuals?

Manchester City Council’s Be Proud Awards are a great way to recognise anyone who has worked hard to change things in your area, helped improve the lives of others or shown outstanding spirit. If you know someone who goes the extra mile to make a difference, why not nominate them now?

Go to:

(closing date for nominations is 30 September 2013)

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Imaginary Boys from Levenshulme

‘Imaginary Boys’ is a new play by Paul Magrs. Paul is a writer who lives in Levenshulme and has a string of acclaimed novels, plays, and short story collections to his name.

“Seventeen-year-old David Taylor begins to see the world in a different light after meeting Lawrence, who claims to be from Verbatim 6, a small planet about 300 light years away. The duo have a burgeoning teenage relationship with all of the confusion that goes along with it. Starring James Baxter and Geoffrey Breton.

Imaginary Boys, Thursday, 3rd October, 2.15pm on Radio 4

If you fancy combining a love of Radio 4 with a love of Levenshulme why not have a listen?

'Imaginary Boys' radio 4 play by Paul Magrs

The rise of the social enterprise! It’s Levy Market!

Helen Power is interviewed about Levenshulme Market which has been going from strength to strength since being taken over by local Levy people from the council…

“The words ‘Levy Market’ have been floating around my peripheral social media vision for the past few months now. Good friends, those who I know to have particularly high standards where markets are involved (well-seasoned and with particularly good taste of course), have been reporting their Levy Market finds when they’ve visited. These range from vintage goodies to seriously good cake and are always accompanied with serious enthusiasm for the place. So with the next market happening this saturday I thought it was time to hooked up with one of Levy Market’s organisers Helen Power to find out more.”

Read the rest of the article HERE

Photo from Manchester’s Finest website (unattributed on website)


Levenshulme Reading & Book Group

The Levenshulme reading/book group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at Levenshulme library.

Time: 18.15 to 19:45

It Is a social group where a book is chosen each month and then discussed the following month.

The next meeting is Wednesday 25th September and the book that will be discussed is ‘Hard Times’ by Charles Dickens.

Do come along for a cuppa and a chat about books.

Inspire Business Centre Open Day

Are you tired of working in a cramped office? Looking to expand your business but unsure about costs? Maybe you just want a place where you can work in peace?

The Inspire Business Center is having an open day between 12.30pm and 6pm on Tuesday the 24th of September.

Lunch will be provided from 12.30pm-1.30pm with free trial usage of the center for the remainder of the day.

If you have any queries, please contact Beth on 0161 8505717.


Love Levenshulme, Hate Cuts Public Meeting

‘Why we are marching against the Tories’

A public meeting organised by the Love Levenshulme, Hate Cuts group. This meeting is linked to the march and rally planned for 29th September during the Conservative Party Conference.


Anti-Bedroom Tax Campaigner
NHS Nurse
Fire Officer


Thursday September 19th, 19.00


Klondyke Club, 1 Burnage Range, Off Albert Rd, M19 2HQ

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LCA Meeting Saturday 21st September 2013

There will be a meeting of the Levenshulme Community Association as follows:

DATE:    Saturday 21st September 2013

TIME:     10.30-12.30

PLACE:  Levenshulme Libary, Cromwell Grove, M19 3QE

NOTE: The meeting is earlier than usual because of the current opening hours of the library.

Levenshulme High School and Library Developments

Newspaper reports today confirm the suspension of Amanda Thain (Head, Levenshulme High Schools for Girls) by the Governing Body of the school. This follows an Ofsted inspection earlier this year which resulted in the appointment of Patsy Kane (Head, Whalley Range High School) as Executive Head at the school.

There is concern at what impact this will have on plans for Levenshulme Library and LHS taking on the building, running the library and developing a school facility for pupils until the new library opens in 2015. To date no work has been undertaken regarding the conversion of the library for use by the school.

Assurances had been provided by Cllr Rosa Battle (Executive Member for Culture and Leisure) that the plans for Levenshulme Library were unaffected following the appointment of Patsy Kane as Executive Head at LHS after an Ofsted inspection and report in July.

Jeremy Hoad (Levenshulme Community Association Secretary and Chair of the Friends’ of Levenshulme Library) said: “It is not wise to jump to conclusions based on newspaper reports but it is wise to determine progress on the Library plans and ongoing commitment to these plans in light of the different circumstances at the school now. I am attempting to clarify the situation with Neil MacInness (Head of Libraries), Rosa Battle and Levenshulme and Gorton South Councillors.”

Further updates will be provided as the situation becomes clearer.

Read the Manchester Evening News article HERE

Read the Daily Mail article HERE