Stuck for something to do this weekend?
15 ales 5 beers , 15 Gins & some lovely gin cocktails, live music, kids soft play area , kids dome, face painting, 3 street food stalls.
£3 adults free entry for kids.
Reggae band tonight & reggae dj
Levenshulme allotments on Highfield Road are having an Allotment show on Saturday 3rd September.
Starting at 11am they’ll be bric a brac, a tombola, allotment grown veg stall, crafts, tea and cake stall, bicycle powered music and a bar.
At 2.30pm the fantastic display of veg and fruit will have been judged and you can have a look.
If that’s not enough fun, at 4.30 the prize winning veg will be auctioned off. C’mon guys, what’s there not to love?
The Levenshulme beer, gin and food festival is a three day event over the August bank holiday.
Held at the Klondyke Club (1 Burnage Range) the festival will be combined with the famous Levenshulme Market on the Saturday (held in the station car park) and promises fun for all the family.
More Levenshulme loveliness in the summer. A not to be missed event!
In case it’s not already in your diaries…. Garden Cafe at Bud Garden Centre, Grangethorpe Drive, Bank Holiday Monday.
Fairtrade teas and coffee, botanically themed cakes, produce, houseplants, live music. All in aid of local refugee support charities Freedom from Torture and Boaz Trust.
Manchester City Council are consulting on new powers to control Hot Food Takeaways.
The consultation is available HERE
All comments must be received by the Council by 5pm on 20th September 2016.
The announcement from the council follows:
“Manchester City Council Draft Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document
The Council would like to inform you that it is beginning a consultation on the draft Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document and would welcome any comments you may have on this issue.
The draft Hot Food Takeaway SPD builds on existing policies in the Core Strategy relating to health and the night time economy, including policies SP1, C1, C2, C10 and DM1. The intention of the SPD is to provide further detail on these policies in relation to hot food takeaways. A copy of the Core Strategy can be found on the City Council’s website http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/download/4964/core_strategy_development_plan.
The SPD is accompanied by a Consultation Statement and a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening. The Consultation Statement provides details related to the previous consultation in the Summer 2015 and how this stage informed the preparation of the draft document. The SEA Screening confirms that there is no need to complete a full SEA.
The draft hot food takeaway SPD is the next stage following the Issues and Evidence gathering stage, which was completed last Summer. This stage seeks comments on the draft document and there are a number of ways to do this:
Through our consultation portal –
By email to email@example.com
By Post to Planning Strategy Team
Manchester City Council
Level 5, Town Hall Extension
PO Box 532
All comments must be received by the Council by 5pm on 20th September 2016.
Following the consultation the Council will consider all the comments and possibly make modifications before adopting the final version of the SPD, at which point it will inform the Council’s decision making process.
If you require any further information on this consultation please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Friday on 0161 234 4561.”
Welcome to Levstock, the magical summer nights picnic on June 24th.
Levstock are going for a mellow and laid back atmosphere this year, and using it as a fundraiser for a new Arts and Culture Centre for Levenshulme at the Levenshulme old library.
No fireworks this year, and less amplified music. But still lots of surprising things to see and do, and stalls, and good beer. Bring your own picnic*, and be prepared to share it with friends and neighbours. Its a community thing!
Entry to Levstock includes free entry to the LeveNights disco (normally £3) from 10pm.
Levstock will take place at the Klondyke, 1 Burnage Range, Levenshulme (off Albert Road).
You can reserve Levstock tickets online.
You will pay for your reservation when you arrive. This will ensure you have a ticket on the door until 7.30pm. After 7.30pm they may be released depending on demand.
Book tickets HERE
Tickets will also be available on the night at the gate.
Levenshulme Neighbourhood Planning Forum would love to hear your ideas for how you want Levenshulme to develop. What’s your vision for our community?
14.00 today in the Community Studio at Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre.
This isn’t just bout dull planning matters, this is bout what we want our community to be and to look like.
With five out of nine slots for great supper clubs going to Levenshulme the foodie reputation of Levenshulme is riding high right now.
The Manchester Evening News says:
“So you think you’ve tasted some of the best cooking in Manchester?
“Oh yeah – I’ve been to *insert fancy restaurant name here* and ate pine smoked summat off a slate, and this other place you probs won’t have heard of *insert lesser known but featured recently in the Observer name here.*” …I hear your shout.
All right, show-off. How about places that aren’t on the high street?
For the truly intrepid foodie, it’s time to look past the restaurants and try some of Manchester’s stellar supper clubs.
The supper club isn’t just amateur hour in the kitchen, accomplished cooks are serving up some of the best food in Manchester from homes and pop-up locations across the city.”
Find out where the MEN love in Levenshulme HERE
Congratulations to Fred’s Ale House on Stockport Road, CAMRA Pub of the Month for April 2016.
Levenshulme Good Neighbours & St Mary’s Active Retirement Groupinvites you to… An Afternoon of Lunch and Karaoke
Thursday 11th February 2016 from 12noon until 2pm
at St Mary Social Club, St. Mary’s Parish Centre,
Elbow Street, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PY
This event is for people aged over 50.
Transport can be provided with prior arrangement,
please call Levenshulme Good Neighbours on 0161 850 1066.
Pod on Albert Road will be opening with a new look and new management on Tuesday 12th January. Neil Buttery and Brian Shields are leading the new venture.
A preview is available on the Love Levenshulme website run by Pauline Johnston HERE
A few reasons to love Levenshulme by Becci Johnson in Timeout:
You could fill the whole magazine with reasons why Levenshulme is so great, though.
Read the full article HERE.
Manchester City Council is consulting on planning guidance for hot food takeaways. This would be come part of the council’s Strategic Plan as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
The consultation is available HERE
If you wish to comment you must register with the council’s consultation portal. You can do this by following the instruction on the link above.
The council’s introduction is provided below:
The City Council intend to prepare a Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document and would welcome any comments you have on this issue.
The Manchester Core Strategy includes a number of policies relevant to Hot Food Takeaways and the intention of the SPD is to provide further detail on these policies. A copy of the Core Strategy can be found on the City Council’s website HERE
We are particularly interested in how you think planning policy relating to hot food takeaways can support the most appropriate mix of uses within our District and Local Centres and promote healthy lifestyles, especially for young people.
We would like your views about the right planning policy for Hot Food Takeaways.
Levy Soup is …
A way of promoting community based activity through a creative “crowdfunding” event.
Come along and you’ll get to share a home-made Soup dinner with new and old friends. (Plus the chance to network and have a dance too). There is a paying bar at the venue.
Levy Soup has been set up to celebrate and support creative projects in Levenshulme that benefit the local community.
For a suggested donation of £5 attendees receive a bowl of veggie soup, some bread and a vote. During the evening you will hear pitches from people who want to do something in Levenshulme.
For the first “Soup” we have chosen the theme of food so if you have a food based idea or project that you would like to have funded then this is for you.
Each presenter has four minutes to pitch their idea and answer four questions from the audience.
At the event, people eat, talk, share ideas and then vote on the project they think benefits Levenshulme the most. At the end of the night the winner goes home with all of the money raised in the evening to carry out their project.
The first Levy Soup event will take place on October 8th, 19.00 at the Klondyke (1 Burnage Range).
Everyone is welcome to attend– no matter where you live you can share in this experience.
Information for Bidders:
You might be a group of friends, neighbours, an existing voluntary, community or resident group or an individual. (Aged 11 and over)
The application from can be downloaded HERE
What can I bid for?
It’s up to you!! Maybe a tea and tech group for older people; a Xmas party for young people leaving care, a community growing project, a raised bed for vegetable growing, a popcorn and film night for kids – these are only examples- the options are endless and we hope bidders will be really creative! The only rule is that the people who benefit should be in Levenshulme.
All you need at this stage is an idea – We’ve made the process as simple as possible and we’ll also be able to help you think about how to present your pitch. No PowerPoint presentations allowed!
Deadline for applications
The deadline for submissions for bidders for Soup 1 is Thursday 1st October 2015. Fill in the form and send it to us now!
Good luck and if you have any questions at all please contact us!
For more information
Call: Carey 07968 031085
Find us on Facebook HERE
It has been drawn to our attention that the Shell Garage at 1081 Stockport Road (close to the junction with Crossley road and McVities) has applied for a 24 hour license to sell alcohol and that some people may wish tocomment.
Details of the application are available HERE
You can comment by sending an email to Manchester City Council at:
The deadline for comments is 3rd September.
Levenshulme often smells of warm biscuits thanks to the McVities factory on Stockport Road. That satisfies most people’s biscuity cravings. But it wasn’t enough for Josie Stripe who wrote to McVities proposing a drive-thru.
After presenting a strong case Ms Stripe concludes by saying:
“A McVities drive-thru would fill both the market and my stomach, and I would dearly love to see it succeed.”
The whole of Levenshulme, if not Manchester, is behind you, Josie.
Levenshulme Global Picnic takes place today at Cringle Park from 12.00-16.00.
Come and get a taste of the world in Levenshulme.
The Global Picnic is part of Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival.
Preparations are well underway…
Photos courtesy Stuart Fear.
Manchester Evening News reported on the Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival.
“There will be more than 75 events across the village between Friday, June 12 and Sunday, June 21.
Fred’s Ale House owner and Levenshulme Pub Company director, Lawrence Hennigan, said: “It looks like another fantastic line up of events, the festivals organisers need to be commended on the huge variety of events they have managed to include in the celebration of the area’s diverse cultures.”
Levenshulme Inspire Fun Day happens on Saturday 6th June from 11.00-15.00.
…and much, much more.
This event is FREE.
Now in its second year Lev-Stock is a community run, family friendly festival based around the simple idea of sharing food, having a good time and celebrating the summer solstice. It all happens at the Klondyke (1 Burnage Range) on Saturday 20th June 2015.
Activities and entertainments include:
Come along anytime from 19.30. Bring a picnic. Activities start around 20.00.
Lev-Stock is a chilled out way to enjoy mid-summer brought to you by the LevStock Co-Production Team with fireworks provided by Polygon 69 Events.
A proportion of profits after costs are met will be donated to local charities.
Remember that as this is an outdoor event come prepared for the weather although last year that meant suntan lotion rather than wellies!
Tickets are available at the Klondyke or at www.tinyurl.com/levstock
Lev-Stock is part of the Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival
Easter and Spring activities at Levenshulme Market on 4th and 11th April. Prizes, special offers and free fun for kids.
Al Waalis Restaurant (at the end of the station car park) is hosting comic poets Anwar Masood and Khalid Masood in a charity dinner on Saturday 11th April from 18.00.
The event is part of the Mushaira Tour 2015 organised by the UK Islamic Mission charity to raise money to promote education in rural Pakistan.
Tickets (£10, children under 5 free) can be booked HERE
Levenshulme Market is one of only three finalists in the prestigious BBC Food and Farming Awards 2015 market category.
The weekly market has been recognised for pioneering work as a social enterprise which helps to empower its community to take ownership of the high street in Levenshulme through its Market Fund, launched this year, as well as being providing a “diverse range of high quality traders, with a changing roster of 50 artisan traders, [including] a variety of fresh produce and street food” and developing the market into a quality destination for food and drink retailers that has changed the face of markets in Manchester.
Read the full story on the Levenshulme Market website HERE
The BBC press release announcing the 2015 finalists is available HERE
Photograph courtesy of Levenshulme Market
The Manchester Irish Festival 2015 launches at 20.00 at Fred’s Ale House on Stockport Road on Friday 6th March.
Further information is available HERE
A new cooking project has started at Levenshulme Inspire. Cook Off! is open to young people between the ages of 12-17 in Levenshulme and Gorton.
Sessions run every Tuesday from 18.00-20.00 at Levenshulme Inspire. Free entry and free food!
Yes, it is cold and wet right now but to brighten your day you can look forward to the 2015 Summer of Lev at the Klondyke on 8th August.
A full 13 hours of fun right here in Levenshulme from 12.00-01.00. Plenty of time to get those dancing shoes ready and look forward to some summer sunshine.
Fred’s Ale House , Coffee Bar and Art Gallery is having a taster session this Friday from 17.00-22.00 before opening full time in January.
Drop in and get a feel for Levenshulme’s latest high street venue and see how all the renovations have paid off.
The Spirit of Manchester Community Fun Day will take place this Saturday at Levenshulme Inspire from 11.00-15.00.
Levenshulme Market is collaborating with The Spirit of Manchester Festival in the last two weeks of September to host some very special Spirit of Manchester Markets.
The markets will take place on Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th September and we have arranged to have a number of FREE stalls at each market available for community groups, organisations working in the community and charities. The stalls will allow them to showcase their work in the community to new audiences in whatever way they choose – from handing out flyers on their work and ways to get involved to demonstrations of the skills they are building amongst their users.
We are now looking for community groups to join us in celebrating what they do and raising awareness for any support they may need. If you are a group working in Manchester, or you know of a group or organisation you think should be represented please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Full support will be given in helping to develop your ideas and making sure that you get the word out about the work you are doing.
This is in addition to the single free stall that Levenshulme Market offers every week to community groups working in Levenshulme – so if you’re working in the area but aren’t able to make the dates above please do still get in touch with us to find out how you can promote your work to our shoppers.
The Spirit of Manchester Festival is taking place from the 19th-28th September and is being co-ordinated by Manchester Community Central (MACC) as a celebration of the fantastic on-going work of the volunteer and community sector across the city.
If you have any queries regarding the festival then please visit their website HERE.
Come along for a fun day out, or get involved with the competition! Everyone is welcome to enter their home-grown fruit and veg or home-made cakes and crafts.
Saturday 6th September 2014
Admission to the show is FREE.
Highfield Road Allotments, at the entrance to Highfield Country Park (map available HERE).
08.30-11.00 open for entrants
12.00-16.00 entertainment food and stalls
14.30 exhibits open to the public
16.00 prize giving and raffle
16.30 auction of exhibits
Show info available HERE
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.
Levenshulme resident and blogger Jules Morris praises Levenshulme for its burgeoning foodie scene and proliferation of supper clubs. You can read about her evening at Trove HERE.
Jules is one half of Bailey and Jules, a couple who live very happily in Manchester. Their blog says: “We love everything to do with food including eating, cooking, watching, discussing, reading, visiting… We decided to start this blog to help us remember all our eating adventures, but we’re delighted that you are reading it too!”
Check out their full blog and foodie adventures HERE.
The South Levenshulme Post Office is being upgraded to the status of a main post office.
Sunil Chauhan, your local Postmaster, invites you to celebrate a new look for South Levenshulme Post Office at 14.00 on Friday 21st February. If you would like to contribute food or drinks for the party, please email <Sunica@yahoo.com>. The LCA is happy to support this expansion and improvement of services in Levenshulme. Together we can show a thriving neighbourhood, good shops and businesses! The new look post office will provide:
The new post office will open on Friday 21st February at 13.00 and will need to close from Thursday 6th February at 17.30 for refurbishment. In the meantime the North Levenshulme and Burnage Post Offices will remain open as usual.
We are wassailing the Levenshulme community fruit orchard again in 2014, and we are pleased to invite you and your partners, children and friends to attend.
The Wassail will be held from 4pm on Sunday 5th January. The event will involve, in no particular order (yet):
Poem by the Wassail Queen
Procession round the orchard to decorate the trees with ribbons and cider soaked toast, and drive away evil spirits with noise.
Consumption of mulled cider (adults) and apple juice (children) and food delicacies.
Fireworks (in lieu of the traditional shotgun!)
FotFL will provide mulled cider and apple juice, toast and ribbons for tree decoration (and possibly roasted chestnuts).
However, please feel free to bring your own drinks, and cakes etc for sharing. You are also welcome to bring something noisy – pans and spoons are traditional. Head or hand held torches are also recommended.
Friends of the Fallowfield Loop
Thanks to everyone involved for keeping the festival alive and vibrant in these challenging times and in particular to Lawrence Hennigan (President of the Festival) for his continued leadership and inspiration.
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)
We are delighted to see that Trove has been shortlisted in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2013 in the “Cheap Eats” category.
The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards provide a benchmark for excellence in the hospitality industries throughout Greater Manchester. This year sees a bumper list of new dining stars, and exciting talent across the board, following a year of significant development for Manchester’s national foodie reputation.
Support Trove and vote now. Good luck to Marcus and Katy.
Vote HERE (Voting closes Monday 1st October at 12pm)
The awards are part of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival running from 26th September to 7th October 2013.