Scruffs Dog Show today

The wonderful Scruffs Dog Show is today at Green Bank Fields.

Registration from 12.00, judging from 13.00.

Get along for some doggy fun in the sun.


Zumbathon at The Energy Box today!

Places are still available at the Zumbathon for women being held at The Energy Box on Crossley Road (beside Levenshulme High School for Girls).

14.00-17.00, Saturday 26th April, only £10


How to make evaluation work for you training workshop

How to make evaluation work for you
Tuesday 27th May 2014
The Inspire Centre, 747 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3AR
(Free for not for profit organisations)

For social enterprises thinking of doing evaluation, and all ‘not for profits’ that want to know how to go about evaluating their work.

Covering techniques used by successful social enterprises in an understandable and relevant way. Practical and high quality training, to help understand the culture and practice of programme evaluation.

This half day introduction to the topic will help you to:
• Assess the impact of your work
• Develop new projects
• Prepare applications for funding, tenders or commissioning.

As money gets tighter the limits of what is accepted as ‘evaluation’ also becomes tighter. In some cases it’s become so restricted it’s easy to miss the point of the exercise! The session will cover ‘what is evaluation’, ‘how it can be done’ and ‘why it’s important to plan evaluation into the delivery of a project.’

Delivered by Dr. Cheryl Simmill-Binning of ASSURE, and Jez Hall of Shared Future CIC. Cheryl brings her experience of assessing projects for government programmes and the voluntary sector, and Jez has supported social enterprises and not for profits for over 10 years.

Due to funding we are able to deliver this course at no cost.
A £25 non-attendance fee will be charged in the event of a booking being missed.

For bookings and more information contact
Tel: 07963 706106.

For information about the venue contact Inspire on 0161 850 5717 or the Inspire website HERE

We would like to thank FASS at Lancaster University and the ASSURE programme for making this session possible.



Levenshulme Election Hustings Thursday 8th May

Levenshulme Community Association is pleased to announce an election hustings meeting on Thursday 8th May at 19.30 at St Peter’s Church, Stockport Road, Levenshulme.

This is an open public meeting and everyone is welcome.

Murder Mystery at Inspire 10 May 2014

It’s 1962 and it’s a lovely wedding of the famous writer and his bride. Pity about the dead body on the floor.

Levenshulme Players and Inspire present Writer’s Block, a Murder Mystery evening. Enjoy a three course meal while you help solve the murder. Question the suspects and be ready for shocking revelations as you decide who is guilty.

And there are prizes for the best answers, giving name, motivation and method for the crime. If you can come dressed in 60s gear then there’s a prize for the best costume as well.

The ticket price includes the 3 course meal. £20 for those in work and £15 for unwaged and pensioners. Please contact Beryl on 225 4674 for tickets or go to Inspire cafe.

Please note, for the catering, Inspire need final numbers and money by May 5th.

Manchester Community Spirit AGM 2014

You are cordially invited to come and celebrate with us at our 1st annual general meeting, held at Levenshulme Inspire, there will be live performances from young people, an opportunity for networking, refreshments available and lots of fun. Please RSVP in order for us to confirm numbers.
Nicola Witter
Director, Manchester Community Spirit
View the MCS website HERE
Tel: 0161-850-3111
Office address
Manchester Community Spirit
The Inspire Centre 
747 Stockport Road
M19 3AR 
Registered charity : 1149938
Registered Company : 08126414
MCS AGM 2014

Levenshulme Youth Project Girls’ Night

14 years old or over?
Pop along to Levenshulme Youth Project, Wednesday evenings, 19.00-20.30 at All FM on Albert Road.


Election Hustings coming soon

Levenshulme Community Association will be holding an election hustings in the next few weeks before the local and European elections. Your chance to quiz candidates and see what you think of them. The specific date will be announced soon.

Levy Tea on 14th April at Levenshulme Library

The next Levy Tea will be held at Levenshulme Library on Monday, 14th April, 15.30-16.45.

A visionary future or a dangerous experiment for libraries?

With libraries under threat across the country new models are being tried to protect them for the future. But at what cost?

We fought hard to save Levenshulme library and secure a future for our public services without being forced down the insecure road of relying on volunteers running a radically reduced service. But could the proposals for a library integrated into a new building with sports facilities and swimming pools actually undermine the long term security of our library? Will we see the library space converted into a cafe in a few years as further budget cuts take hold?

Read about the “John Lewis” solution being adopted elsewhere HERE