The Levenshulme Village Community Festival

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L2000, The Levenshulme Village Millennium Festival took place from

Sat 7th Oct to Sunday 15th Oct 2000

A week long celebration of Levenshulme's amenities,
cultures and organisations f
eaturing Music, Sport, Art, Literature, Competitions, Events.



The Events List

World Champion Musicians Patricia O'Grady and Adele Farrell launched the festival at the Fiddlers Green on the Saturday night.

Their live session was recorded by The Parlour, an Irish programme on BBC GMR.

A millennium Football tournament was organised by Manchester Eagles which was another great success.

The Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council and local councillor John Commons came along to present the young footballers with their medals and certificates.

The festival was indebted to BBC GMR 95.1 and 104.6 FM for their support during the festival.

They arranged three outside broadcasts, a number of interviews and promoted it through their events Diary

On Wednesday Janet Kennedy's People and Places was broadcast from outside the Iceland Store on Stockport Road from 2pm - 5pm.

The Manchester Hotshots put on two weekends of Roller Hockey Exhibition matches, which both the junior and senior teams won comfortably.

Sean Hennigan (a former Levenshulme resident who now lives in Canada but was over on holiday for the festival) presented them with their new strips

The highlight of the Sports festival was the appearance of World Champion Boxer Ricky 'Hitman' Hatton who took time out to visit the young fighters at Levenshulme Boxing Club. despite a forthcoming title fight

Ricky was only too pleased to sign autographs, pose for pictures and pass on his boxing advice to the youngsters

Twenty four Irish Music events were staged during the festival of which the highlight was the Levenshulme Millennium Fleadh which was in aid of Christie's Against Cancer appeal.

It was held at the Palace Nightclub and featured some sixty musicians and dancers.

GM Unsigned 2000 (reviewed here) was another massive hit. It featured a selection of Greater Manchester's best unsigned bands who battled it out for the prestigious award and 1,500 worth of prizes. Six bands won through to the final and the results were
1st Groucho,

2nd Casini
3rd The Strangedays
4th Blue Gary
5th Dezire
6th Hoffa

The voting was extremely tight with just five marks between 1st and 2nd.

Amongst the judges on the night was In the City international Music convention head - Anthony H Wilson seen here with Levenshulme event coordinator Anthony H Hennigan

Not only was he very impressed with the bands, he demanded a T-Shirt bearing the logo.

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