A New Mural In Levenshulme

A new mural called Rebel Rebel has appeared in Levenshulme. A blend of David Bowie and Princess Leia it hasn’t been brought to us by artist Trafford Parsons for (and with the assistance of) Jo Lowes. May the force be with Jo!

See the BBC North West report HERE

Levy Fringe Arts Festival 2018

Levy Fringe arts festival runs from 23 June to 13 July at Levenshulme Old Library and at venues across Levenshulme. An amazing summer spectacular of splendid entertainment.

LCA Meeting 9th June 2018

Meeting:
LCA General Meeting
 
Date & Time:
14.15, Saturday 9th June
 
Venue:
Community Studio, Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre
 
LCA General Meeting 2018-19 dates (same time and venue as above):
2018
Saturday 9th June
Saturday 8th September
Saturday 8th December
2019
Saturday 9th March (AGM)

Election Hustings Meetings 2018

The LCA is holding two Hustings meetings for the 2018 local elections.

Levenshulme Ward

19.30, Wednesday 18th April, The Klondyke, Burnage Range, Levenshulme

Burnage Ward

19.30, Wednesday 25th April, The Klondyke, Burnage Range, Levenshulme

These are open, public meetings where anyone can question candidates directly. The full list of candidates is provided below.

The local elections this year are “all out” elections with ALL councillors up for election – three positions in each Ward.

Ward boundaries have also been changed with Levenshulme Ward now expanded to included much of what was previously the Gorton South Ward which has been abolished. Burnage Ward has also expanded and now includes a big chunk of what was previously Levenshulme Ward running right up to Albert Road.

Please share and promote these Hustings. They are your opportunity to question candidates who will represent us on Manchester City Council.

St Peter’s Church Annual Meeting

St Peter’s Annual Church Meeting is on Sunday after the 11.15am service with the meeting starting at 12.30pm. All are welcome. There are still opportunities to take on roles and get involved.

Levy Art Trail

Levy Art Trail will be part of Manchester Art Month.

19th April, 17.00-21.00

Fred’s Ale House, The Inspire Centre and Levenshulme Old Library

Further information is available HERE

A New Future For Levenshulme Sorting Office?

Plans are afoot for a major redevelopment of Levenshulme Sorting Office. Find out more on Monday 9th April at The Klondyke. There is a local business meeting at 15.30 followed by a residents’ meeting at 18.30.

Manchester’s Finest: Levenshulme (of course)

A nice write up of Levenshulme in Manchester’s Finest by Ben Brown covering Trove, Levenshulme Antiques Village, the Blue Bell Inn, Station Hop, Levenshulme Market, Fred’s Ale House, The Klondyke, Persian Tasty Grill and The Meating Room.

“Before I move out of Levenshulme and into Urmston I thought it best to share my knowledge gained over the last year. It’s a shame The Buttery has shut down but there’s still plenty of places in which to eat and drink and generally have a good time.”

Read the full article HERE

Save Our Train Services

Emergency meeting about cuts to train services.

Meet Your MP

Levenshulme ‘Meet Your MP’ coffee morning will be taking place this Saturday.

  • Date: Saturday 17th March 2018
  • Time: 10.30am – 12pm
  • Venue: Cringle Suite, Levenshulme Inspire Centre, 747 Stockport Road, M19 3AR

Who is your MP? Afzal Khan (Labour) who was elected in 2017 and took over from Sir Gerald Kaufman.

Sow The City Neighbourhood Greening Project

Sow The City Neighbourhood Greening Project and Woodland Fun Day
Saturday 21st April 2018
10.00-13.00
Woodland area, end of Watts Street, M19 2TS

Advice On Becoming A Doctor

Hi everyone,

This week is British Science Week. I’m a young doctor and a PhD student at the University of Manchester. Some fellow doctors, medical students and I are organising a day-long workshop at Manchester Royal Infirmary to help young students (aged 14-18) consider Medicine as a career to become a doctor. This workshop is specifically targeted at students from non-traditional backgrounds. Date: Sat 24th March 2018.

The registration fee is £30 (we are non-profit). However, if the child comes from a low-income background, they can apply for a bursary (100% discount). We have 12 bursaries remaining to give out so the deadline has been extended to this Friday (16th March 2018).

For more details, see our website at www.intouch.org.uk

Please share with young students or any parents with young students who may be a little bright and just need some help to get ahead.

Interesting facts:

the Northwest has the most underperforming schools in the UK

AND

in some parts of Manchester, up to 50% of families are living in poverty.

What are we doing about this as a community?

Dr Majid Ahmed

Free Circus Skills Course

Learn Circus skills for free at the Circus House.

Hidden Herstories at Arcadia

Hidden Herstories at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre for International Women’s Day.

18.30, Thursday 8th March 2018

Levenshulme Community Manifesto Meeting

Come along and find out about the new Levenshulme Community Manifesto on Wednesday 28th February at The Klondyke. Developed by and for our community it is a statement of what our community wants for the future of Levenshulme.

Highfield Country Park Volunteer Day

LCA AGM 10th March 2018

Levenshulme Community Association AGM

14.30, Saturday 10th March 2018

Community Studio, Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Elections for 2018-19 will be held, the Annual Report will be given and we will discuss and hopefully approve the new Levenshulme Community Manifesto along with the usual updates on community activity and issues.

Levenshulme Old Library Soft Launch

Levenshulme Old Library is having a soft launch on 23rd February, 16.00-18.00.

There will be music from the Jazz Biscuits and Afzal Khan MP will say a few words.

Read the Manchester Confidential article HERE

Madina Masjid Open Day

Madina Masjid and Community Centre open day.

  • Q&A session
  • Tour of the Masjid
  • Refreshments

Sunday 18th February 2018, 12.00-16.00

2 Barlow Road, Levenshulme

Community Takeover At Levenshulme Old Library

Three years ago the community of Levenshulme stood it’s ground and made clear that it was not willing to lose this fabulous community asset, the old library. They campaigned, organised, planned and worked together, as a community.

This morning at 1030hrs in the old library Levenshulme Old Library Charitable Incorporated Organisation signed an agreement with Manchester City Council and took over the library building.

To the many people in this community that have been involved, please accept a most sincere and very heartfelt thank you.

Levenshulme now has an art centre.

#MadeItHappen

If you’d like to have a say in the future of the old library by becoming a member, or become a volunteer, please click here:

Membership/Volunteer

LCA General Meeting (December)

Levenshulme Community Association

General Meeting

14.30

Saturday 9th December

Community Studio, Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Everyone is welcome to share information about what is going on in Levenshulme and propose new ideas. We will also be discussing progress on the Levenshulme Community Manifesto.

Levenshulme Market Seeks New Director

A message from Helen Power:

“Hello, as some of you may know there are some changes afoot at the Market. I will be stepping down from my position as a director at the end of this year (sniff!) and we’re having a bit of a reshuffle, which means we have a position available for a communications and marketing director! Is that you? Is it someone you know? Is it your cat? Find out if you, your pal or your pussy qualify.”

Full details can be found on the Levenshulme Market website HERE

Helen has been a key driving force behind the new Levenshulme Market since it was established five years ago as a social enterprise. Her energy, commitment and enthusiasm have helped make the market the success it has been as a vibrant focal point for Levenshulme on Saturdays and for many wonderful evening markets as well.

Levenshulme Good Neighbours Call For Trustees

Levenshulme Good Neighbours is looking for trustees.

Can you help? It’s a fantastic chance to help shape a local charity so it can continue to do good work in the community.

Levenshulme Players Christmas Review

Levenshulme Players Christmas Review.

There will be sketches, songs, fun, games, magic and a man sitting mostly naked in a bath… PLUS a three course meal. All this for just £20!

Call 07970 885 684 or e-mail levplayers@gmail.com to book your place.

A Community Manifesto For Levenshulme

Levenshulme Community Association is supporting a new project to develop a Community Manifesto for Levenshulme.

The first meeting took place on 27 September and identified a wide range of issues that people wanted addressed. We will hold monthly meetings leading up to publishing our Community Manifesto in Spring 2018.

The first meeting identified key priorities and areas to be addressed. This is a starting point, not a definitive list:

1. Community cohesion

2. How to communicate more effectively with different groups / communities

3. Public transport

4. Traffic levels and cycling provision

5. Personal safety, crime and policing

6. Antisocial behaviour

7. Older people’s issues

8. Youth provision and support

9. Landlords – private and commercial

10. A6 corridor – development, shopping offer, visual appeal, high rents, number of takeaways

11. Quality of housing

12. Recognition of the character and heritage of the area, particularly the architecture – promotion of the Conservation Area

13. Planning issues and enforcement

14. Clean air

15. Generating clean energy / local energy supplies

16. Green spaces – quality, support and use

17. Street trees

18. Playgrounds

19. Redevelopment of Old Baths

20. Public facilities including new use for Old Library

21. Employment opportunities

22. Business development and support

The next meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the Community Room at Levenshulme Methodist Church on Wednesday 25 October.

Levenshulme Youth Festival

Dont forget the LYP Youth Festival this Thursday from 12PM – 8PM at the Jain Centre. Food, fun,fashion, talent show, prizes and much much more! Open to 8-16 yr olds.

Highfield Country Park Bat And Bird Box Family Event

Family Event at Highfield Country Park – Building Bat & Bird Boxes – Fri 27th October

Come to this family friendly event and help protect the wildlife of the park. The biodiversity of the park is growing, and it is great news we now have confirmed bat populations living there. This event is supported by the John Muir Trust and we are grateful to them for support. Read more about bats in the UK at the Bat Conservation Trust.

Location: Highfield Country Park (meet at the picnic area by the Fallowfield Loop)

Time: 10am – 3pm

Date: Fri 27th October

Contact: Peter – 07507786893

Levenshulme Old Library Fundraising Party

The Levenshulme Old Library group are holding a fundraising party to support the development of the library building as a community facility at The Klondyke 18 November in collaboration with Leve Nights.

Levenshulme Festival 2017

It’s autumn so that means it is time for the fabulous Levenshulme Festival.

Find full details of venues and events HERE

LevFest Fireworks

Levfest Closing Night Party & Free Fireworks Display by Manchester City Council is Weds 1 Nov 730pm – Cringle Fields – M19 2QP

Community Energy In Levenshulme

Anybody interested in developing community energy projects in Levenshulme (local energy efficiency measures; micro-generation ideas; electric vehicle charging etc). Do come along to a meeting at Inspire on Thursday 28 September at 7.30pm at Inspire. We’ll be joined by Manchester Carbon Co-op and Electricity North West.

What Is Your Vision For Levenshulme?

Everyone is welcome to a meeting to discuss the future of Levenshulme at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th September at The Klondyke (1Burnage Range).

This will be the first of a series on public meetings and consultations where we can all suggest ideas and priorities for how we want Levenshulme to develop over the next few years.

There is no set agenda as this is something driven by us all but discussion will be guided and notes kept so all views are valued. This is an initiative by our community for our community.

  • How do you want to see Levenshulme develop?
  • What are your priorities for the future?
  • What are the main issues that need addressing?
  • How can we work together effectively to make our community what we want it to be?
  • What is your vision for Levenshulme?

Afzal Khan MP Surgeries

Afzal Khan’s MP Weekly Advice Surgeries

There are weekly advice surgeries across the constituency for local residents. The surgery venues are below but because the times can vary from week to week please book an appointment to ensure that you get to see him.

To make an appointment to see him at a surgery please call the office on 0161 226 5546 or email afzal.khan.mp@parliament.uk.

Fridays:

The first Friday of the month – Gorton Library, M18 8HE

The second Friday of the month – The Tenants Association House, M13 0TR

The third Friday of the month – The Place, Platt Lane, M14 7FZ

The fourth Friday of the month – Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre, M19 3PH

Saturdays (rotating venues):

The third Saturday of the month – Manley Park Play Centre, M16 0AS

The third Saturday of the month – Longsight Library, M12 4NE

Fancy A Bit Of Acting? Get In Touch With Levenshulme Players.

All the world’s a stage………….

Ever fancied trying your hand at a bit of acting? Don’t know where to start?

Levenshulme Players, your local am-dram group, are actively recruiting for new members. We’ve put on a wide variety of performances for several years, murder mysteries, poetry readings, “classic” plays, modern theatre etc. Our upcoming plans include a murder mystery at the end of October, a Christmas revue in Levenshulme and a major play production next spring.

Bit apprehensive? Don’t worry! We all began with no experience at one time! We are a very friendly bunch (what we may lack in talent, we make up for in enthusiasm!) and you’d be made to feel very welcome.

All ages and abilities welcome. If you prefer, we always need extra folks for front of house, backstage and props/make-up, sound and lighting, scene shifting etc.

If you want to find out more, call Beryl on 0161 225 1464 or comment below and we’ll get in touch.

Levenshulme Language Day

Join Multilingual Manchester for a free family-friendly day of activities to celebrate Manchester’s many languages and cultures! 

The event will take place at The Klondyke Club, Arcadia Library and Levenshulme Market. Activities include language taster sessions, stalls, performances, crafts and games for children, world music, international food, and more. 

For more information or to get involved, please contact <mlm@manchester.ac.uk>

Levenshulme Youth Project Autumn Activities

Levenshulme Youth Peoject announces its Play and Youth Sessions for Autumn 2017:

“We are really excited about this terms new programe. Our new sessions begin in earnest at the Jain Centre on Tuesday 12th at 4:30pm (Free Play Session) The theme this term is Health and Wellbeing. So expect loads and loads of fun trips activities over the next few months (and usual weekly programme).”

LCA General Meeting (September)

Levenshulme Community Association

General Meeting

14.30

Saturday 9th September

Community Studio, Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Bridgettes Flowers Relaunch as Moss And Maple Flowers 

Bridgettes Flowers is relaunching after a major refurbishment as Moss and Maple Flowers with a whole day of events 11.00-16.00 on Saturday 9th September.

Levenshulme Players Present A Tomb With A View

The Levenshulme Players next production is the comedy thriller – A Tomb With a View.

It will be performed at the Baptist Church on Elmsworth Avenue, off Broom Lane on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July at 7.00pm and on Saturday 29th at 2.00pm.

Tickets are available from www.levenshulmeplayers.co.uk and on the door.

Come down for some spooky fun!

Levenshulme Pride Public Meeting

A message from Levenshulme Pride:

“Our third public meeting will be at 18.30 at the Klondyke Club (1 Burnage Range, off Albert Road) on Tuesday 11th July.

Come and find out about our amazing programme of events and activities for Levenshulme Pride including dancing and DJs, comedy, a late night cabaret, Drag Kings and Queens, our Youth Zone at Inspire, a Mind and Body Zone at Arcadia, tea parties, poetry and spoken word, music, a reading of a play on LGBT issues and politics, fabulous Pride pies and cakes from local bakers, an LGBT bike ride and our plans to turn the A6 into the Gay6.

Venues and businesses across Levenshulme are involved. We are amazed and delighted at the enthusiasm, ideas and support from our community and beyond.”

Levenshulme Community Association is delighted to be supporting Levenshulme Pride.

Levenshulme Fringe Arts Festival

The Levenshulme Fringe arts festival starts today with Levstock at the Klondyke. Running from June 24th – July 9th there’s something for everyone.

Levenshulme Fringe is coordinated by Levenshulme Old Library Group who are planning to repurpose the old Levenshulme Library as a community and arts venue for our community.

Find out more at:

NOTE: The email chosen for Levenshulme Fringe is “lca@good.co.uk” but the events are being organised separately to the LCA (Levenshulme Community Association).

Rescue Kitties Mcr Fundraising Evening Tonight

Rescue Kitties Mcr are having a fundraising quiz night at Fred’s Ale House tonight with a cake stall and raffle. Starts at 20.00.

Levstock at the Klondyke

Levenshulme’s summer festival season continues with Levstock at the Klondyke on Saturday 24th June starting at 18.00.

Levenshulme Pride Bids For Funding

Come along to the AXM foundation Pitch to Enrich event tonight to support and vote for Levenshulme Pride. The event will also be a celebration of the anniversary of the AXM Foundation.

20.00 at On Bar, Canal Street.

LCA Meeting today

Levenshulme Community Association Meeting

14.15

Community Studio

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Everyone welcome

Where Do I Vote?

Find out where your polling station is by entering your postcode HERE

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 8th June 2017. Go in plenty of time in case there are queues.

You can still vote even if you have lost or forgotten your card.

Vigil On The Village Green

There will be a vigil on the Village Green to stand in solidarity against the Manchester Arena bombing at 19.00 on Thursday 1st June 2017.

Suspected Hate Crime Attack At Arcadia Library And Leisure Centre

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a teenager in Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre. An arrest has been made but witnesses and anyone with information related to the incident are asked to contact the police.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 2469 of 25/05/17. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

The BBC News report is available HERE

GMP Report

“Police are appealing for information after a teenager was attacked at a Levenshulme leisure centre.  At around 8.45pm on Thursday 25 May 2017 a 16-year-old boy was approached from behind by a man at the Arcadia Sports Centre on Yew Tree Avenue. The attacker pushed him to the floor and then attacked him with a knife, causing cuts to his arms. Fortunately, he managed to kick out and run away. After the attack, the man returned to the reception area of the sports centre and left the area with another man.

Officers launched an investigation and an 18-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until Friday 23 June 2017 pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Dave Gilbride of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “This was a shocking unprovoked attack on a teenager who was in a quiet area of the leisure centre with his friends, revising for his GCSE exams.

“Despite this man’s attempts, the boy received only minor injuries, however he is understandably very shaken up by his ordeal. We are treating the incident very seriously and we believe it was a hate crime.”

“Although we have made an arrest, we still need people who may have witnessed the attack, or indeed anyone with any information about this incident at all, to come forward and speak to us.

“Furthermore, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who has become a victim of a hate incident or crime, to report it to the police by calling 101 or through True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk

“It’s never too late to make a report.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 2469 of 25/05/17. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.


LCA 10 June Meeting

The next Levenshulme Community Association General Meeting will take place as follows:
14.15

Community Studio

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre

Everyone welcome

Crash Course Swimming Lessons At Arcadia

Arcadia Swim School Information
Crash Course Intensives – One 30min lesson a day 

Running 30th May – 2nd June – £8 for the week

Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Space for beginners to try before they buy the regular direct debit lessons. 
The programme has been expanded to add lessons on Tuesdays and Sundays. Suitable for new and existing customers. Pick a time that suits you. 
Contact us for more information. 

01616419911 – Phone

https://www.betterlessons.org.uk/book – online (click Arcadia)

Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre – come in the centre.