Levenshulme Pride is happening again this year 11-13 August. Since starting in 2017 it has grown to be the largest FREE local Pride in Greater Manchester with activities and events across dozens of locations.
Everything at Levenshulme Pride is FREE to attend. This is more important than ever as the cost of living crisis affects us all.
If you have an idea for something to happen at Levenshulme Pride get in touch. Everyone is welcome as Levenshulme Pride celebrates the people, groups and businesses of our community. The event operates on a devolved model so everyone has ownership and control of their own activities.
Levenshulme Pride is also looking for volunteers to support the event. You can get involved in any aspect of Levenshulme Pride. Volunteers are particularly needed to distribute publicity material, brochures and programmes, be marshalls for the Levenshulme Pride March and help stallholders setup.
Sponsorship and Advertising
Levenshulme Pride is supported by sponsorship and advertising with low rates to ensure every group or business can contribute to make the event happen. Without this support the event simply wouldn’t be possible. Thank you to all previous sponsors for their support and to everyone who took out advertisements in our brochure.
Further information is available on the Levenshulme Pride website HERE
Levenshulme Market organisers have announced the Market will close in July for the rest of the year as they face a series of challenges. The last Market this year will now be on 15 July then the Market will close until 2024.
This is dreadful news for Levenshulme as the Market, run as a social enterprise, has been developed through the hard work and commitment of people in Levenshulme over the last 10 years. In 2020 the Market won Best Small Outdoor Market at the Great British Market Awards 2020 organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities and was a finalist in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2019.
The Market says increased costs, staffing challenges, and the cost of living crisis have all played their part as well as the impact of the pandemic. Special mention is made of Manchester City Council, though, as it seeks to increase the fees charged to the Market to operate. This comes after a “painful planning permission process” to renew the permission with the Council. The Market also states “We reached out on a number of occasions to our local Levenshulme Councillors for assistance to no avail”.
Levenshulme Community Association has contacted Levenshulme Market to show our support and ask how we can help Levenshulme Market.
Levenshulme Community Association is delighted to announce hustings for the local elections on Thursday 27 April 2023.
This is an opportunity for anyone to come along and ask questions of the candidates. The hustings will be held at St Peter’s Church on Stockport Road (opposite Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre).
18.30 Levenshulme hustings
20.00 Burnage hustings
All candidates (listed below) have been invited to attend personally or send a representative. The hustings will be chaired by Rev George Reeves.
Levenshulme is one of the few areas that still holds hustings. We hold hustings for both Burnage Ward and Levenshulme Ward because the Levenshulme community stretches across the Ward boundaries. The LCA has done so for many years and we believe it is an important event to enable residents to hold candidates to account and hear what their ideas are for our community.
Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you at the hustings.
Remember that you must bring photo ID to the polling station to vote. This is a new requirement imposed by the government. You can find out further information HERE. A full list of which forms of ID will be accepted is available HERE.
Join Levy Community choir for an evening of festive entertainment held at St Peters Church – Levenshulme. 18.00-19.30 on Saturday 3rd December 2022.
This concert promisses to fill you with Christmas spirit and joy. Featuring unique arrangements of ‘Carol of The Bells’, ‘Somewhere in My Memory’, ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ plus many more contemporary choral works.
The concert will also feature guest performers and the children’s choir from Fairfield Road Primary School.
The annual Christmas Lights Switch on is happening today.
Santa will be at Fred’s Ale House from 16.30. Levenshulme Traders Association have raised funding for free presents for the first 200 children to come along.
The Christmas Tree Lights will be switched on at 17.30.
Levenshulme Community Association has arranged the Christmas Tree lights in partnership with the Levenshulme Traders Association with support from Manchester City Council. The whole event is supported by businesses and groups across Levenshulme. Thanks to everyone who support this event.
There is a yard sale at The Klondyke on Saturday 16th July, 11.00-16.00.
serving wood-fired pizza
offer on Aperol Spritz
various stalls including clothing, decorative items, baby clothes, toys, household items …
An endless array of products offer a more sustainable way to consume based on recycling and saving money. If you are searching for originality at a low price then don’t miss it. Someone’s junk is someone else’s treasure!
Join the Friends of Highfield Country Park for their monthly walk around the park on Saturday 28th May!
They will be exploring different areas of the park and discovering the range of nature and wildlife that can be found. This will also be a chance to find out more about the Friends group and their future plans.
Everyone is welcome to join and the walk will be suitable for all ages and abilities. Meet by the Bowler Street entrance (postcode: M19 2UA) at 11am with the walk lasting until around 12.30pm.
Levenshulme Community Association was pleased to host the Burnage Ward hustings at St Peter’s Church this evening.
We are grateful to Greg Sammons who represented the Liberal Democrats (standing in for Bryn Coombes) and Sham Raja who represented the Conservative Party (standing in for Md Shahed Hossain). They are pictured here with Jeremy Hoad (LCA Secretary) who hosted the evening.
Unfortunately Dick Venes (Green Party) had to pull out due to illness. Murtaza Ranjha Iqbal (Labour Party) sent his apologies.
Thanks to Rev. George Reeves for providing St Peter’s Church as such a splendid venue.
We look forward to returning to St Peter’s for the Levenshulme Ward hustings at 15.00 on Saturday 23 April.
It’s election time again and we’re back with hustings for both Burnage Ward and Levenshulme Ward after being prevented from holding them because of the pandemic restrictions.
This is your opportunity to ask questions of local election candidates in person and see how they respond. All questions will be addressed to all candidates. These are the people standing to be your local councillor and representative on Manchester City Council.
Thank you to Rev. George Reeves, Rector of St Peter and St Mark’s Parish, for kindly hosting the hustings at St Peter’s Church.
Community Day at Levenshulme Old Library on 11th December 12pm-4pm
Levenshulme Old Library has linked up with Creative City to create a community sign that will go outside the library and would love people to join them in creating this, so save the date and come along. There will be cakes for sale and some food as well as some family yoga and massage tutorials
If you would like to come and support the creation of the sign run a craft activity or anything else please get in touch: LevOldLib@gmail.com
The Levenshulme Christmas Lights Switch On Event will be on Friday 26th November on the Village Green.
This is always a highlight of the year and a true community event open to everyone, organised by and for our community. Businesses and groups across Levenshulme come together to make this happen with funding. Thanks to Levenshulme Traders Association for organising everything.
The event starts at 16.00 with Father Christmas arriving at 16.30 and the lights switch on at 17.30. There will be entertainment and guests throughout and free presents to the first 300 children.
It is great to be able to have the Christmas Lights Switch On again this year but please bear in mind that Covid is still a factor in our lives so please be respectful of others and the ongoing advice to ensure a safe and happy event.
To celebrate National Bookshop Day this year Paul Magrs was signing copies of his new book, The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy, at Bopcap Books in the Levenshulme Antiques Village on Stockport Road.
Paul is pictured with Ian from Bopcap Books, Jeremy (LCA Secretary) and, of course, Panda.
You can buy one of these special signed copies of The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy or browse and buy other wonderful books available at Bopcap Books.
A dog walk around Highfield Country Park is happening today to show support for a local resident and her dogs and all victims of dog violence. This follows a recent attack by an out of control dog that resulted in the death of another dog and injury and trauma to other dogs and people.
Thanks to Laurie for organising this in a show of love, support and solidarity.
When and where?
START 14.00 (gather from 13.30) at the Bowler Street entrance to Highfield Country Park
FINISH at the Fallowfield Loop entrance.
The route passes through the open green bit where the playground is for some running about, along the freshly resurfaced path next to the golf club, then back down past the Bluebell pond, the little animal graveyard, and picnic area, before following the path next to the stream to the Loop exit and more running around space.
It should be a nice easy stroll, and everyone is free to do as much or as little of it as they want/feel able, with or without a dog! (You can even sneakily cut across to short cut it and wait for us to meet you at the end.)
Join us for a celebratory book launch of Paul’s new book ‘The Panda, The Cat and the Dreadul Teddy’.
Tired of relentless inspirational wisdom? Craving something a little more truthful? So was author and illustrator Paul Magrs. His new book, a parody of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse, is full of foul-mouthed belly laughs for even the darkest times.
Swear, complain loudly and always protect yourself from self-righteous teddies!
Paul Magrs is the author of several Dr Who novels and audiobooks, and young-adult novels including The Ninnies. He’s also the creator of Iris Wildthyme and the much-loved Brenda and Effie Mysteries.
The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy will be stocked at Bopcap Books in Levenshulme Antiques Village and will be available through booksellers from 30 September as well as being available to pre-order online now.
Bankley Studios is holding its annual Open Studios event and exhibition of artists selected from its Open Call.
Bankley Open 2021 presents works from 20 artists selected from our annual open call.
“…the judges were drawn to works that stirred a sense of intrigue, often dream-like narratives, that spoke of human, personal stories…”
On the opening weekend, all three floors of our artist studios will be open to the public, a chance for you to see what goes on behind closed doors and enter the weird and wonderful worlds of our artists.
Bankley Open 2021 artists: Reece Adair Jason Carr Rups Cregeen Craig Coulthard Shona Davies, David Monaghan & John Klein Aisling Davis Hannah Louise Foster Catherine Hill Daniel John Minjoo Kim Chloë Louise Lawrence Daniel Leyland Jen Orpin Warren Reilly Sam Sherborne Lee Shott Errol Theunissen Sylvia Waltering Vic Wright Garry Young
Opening Night + Award Ceremony + Bankley Open Studios 6-9pm Friday 25th September
Bankley Open Studios 6-9pm Friday 24th September 12-4pm Saturday 25th September
Artists Selected by judges Tamar Hemmes: Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool, Simon Buckley: Artist, and Audrey Albert: Artist and Creative Facilitator
To arrange a viewing at another time, please get in contact via email email@example.com or on social media
Exhibition Continues 12-4pm Saturdays + Sundays until 10th October
Access information Bankley Gallery is situated on the first floor of an old mill building, which unfortunately is currently only accessible by stairs. The studios are located on the first, second and third floors and are also only accessible by stairs.The building is located just off the main road, with regular bus services from Manchester and Stockport, and is around 450m from Levenshulme train station. The station has no lift and both platforms are only accessible by stairs.
The Peter Quinn Friendship Group for dementia support is holding a fundraising evening on October 2nd.
This will be a fantastic night of entertainment with the amazing Anita Ryan and incredible Richard Sanderson. Why not let your hair down and enjoy a great night at the same time as support this marvellous community group.
The Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood Project Team are planning an event. The Project Team has stated today (9 September 2021):
“We are hoping to hold a community engagement event around Late September/ Early October, in which people can give their thoughts and feedback on the Active Neighbourhood plans in person.”
The intention of the meeting is to provide:
“…an opportunity to give thoughts and feedback on the existing filters and any future measures that may be put in place.“
No date or time has been set for the meeting / event yet.
It is intended to hold the event “for Levenshulme” at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre on Stockport Road. This suggests the Project Team might hold a separate event for Burnage. If this is the case Levenshulme Community Association will promote both events.
After Manchester City Council took direct control of the project and removed Sustrans and Levenshulme Bee Network in 2020 the project was split into two – Phase 1 for Levenshulme and Phase 2 for Burnage. No clear explanation has ever been provided as to why the project was fragmented in this way and changed along political ward boundaries.
Councillors have previously stated that a final plan for the project would be released in September and then put out to consultation. The Project Team has stated any final plan would not be released until it had been signed off and agreed by local councillors and Transport for Greater Manchester. Whether this community engagement event in September or October is to consider a final plan or is an opportunity for general discussion is unclear.
There will be a litter pick at Cringle Park and Field on Sunday. These happen on the first Sunday of every month 10-11.00. Meet at the stone circle. Bags are provided. Please bring your own litter picker and gloves if you have them.
Manchester City Council is looking for volunteers to help with the Alma Park School Street Trial scheduled for 1 July. Details are below. The deadline to get involved is Monday 28 June, 12.00 midday.
You may be aware of aware of our planned School street is a way to encourage parents/carers / residents to use active travel methods when dropping/picking up children from school. This is a great way to promote clean and safe environments, as we hope this event will help us achieve our aims to create a healthier environment around the school and local community.
The process of ‘School Streets’ events require temporary road closures around a school. To ensure the smooth running of the event, we are asking for some volunteer support to act as marshals between the hours of 1pm-4.30pm.
We need around 20 marshals to make the trial possible; all marshals will receive training material to review beforehand and have a briefing on the day. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org later than Mon 28th June 12pm.
Please note, the briefing session will take place online via Microsoft Teams on Tues 29th June from 5pm-6pm. If you do not have access to Microsoft Teams, please let us know.
We hope you can be available and look forward to working with you.
A pop-up exhibition and mini craft market is coming to Levenshulme Old Library over the Bank Holiday weekend showcasing work made by @CreativeCityGM’s wonderful community of Manchester artists and crafters. wellbeing-boosting women’s projects, with gorgeous craft products for sale too.
Sat 29 & Sun 30 May, 12-4pm at Levy Old Library
Creative City’s projects use arts and crafts to boost confidence, wellbeing and resilience, and to amplify local voices. Empowering women and young people in Manchester.
Over the past year Levenshulme Community Association has developed the Levenshulme Community Directory. This LCA project, developed and led by LCA Secretary Jeremy Hoad, is a resource for our community and promotes Levenshulme to the wider world.
The Community Directory shares information, supports community cohesion and links people together as well as supporting several key aims identified in the Levenshulme Community Manifesto.
The Directory provides listings organised into five themed sections as well as a complete A-Z page: