The Levenshulme Community Festival 2003
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A celebration of
Levenshulme's amenities, cultures and organisations featuring
Events not in the Brochure
Thursday 9th October
The Friends of Levenshulme Station invite you to join the newest FOLK TRAIN. Enjoy LIVE FOLK MUSIC on the Train to and from Manchester and a musical evening at the SWAN HOTEL, HOLMES CHAPEL. Cajun Specials: Steamin’, drivin’, stompin’ Cajun from the swamps of Louisiana
7pm - 10pm. Free (apart from Train Tickets)
Monday 13th October
Friday 17th October
High School for Girls
|This years Levenshulme Festival got off to a roaring
start last weekend.
Levenshulme Cllr John Commons said " It was great to see so much fun and laughter in the village. I really enjoyed seeing the different cultures and communities coming together and celebrating as one. The Asian Food Festival was just one example which was enjoyed by a a wide range of ages and cultures. It was one of the highlights of the weekend."
The launch night at the Palace Nightclub on Friday 10th October was packed to capacity. The event celebrated St Mary’s 150th year as a parish and saw the venue filled with new and existing parishioners. It raised over a £1,000 for church projects.
Irish Dancers and Musicians from the award winning ‘Young, Gifted & Green’ opened up the show and Pat Jordan and Finnians Rainbow kept the party going until the early hours.
Saturday was packed with sporting and outdoor activities with Levenshulme staging its very own 147 Breaks Kids European Qualifiers. A packed Arcadia Sports Centre saw teams representing ‘England’, ‘Turkey’, ‘Ireland’ and ‘Switzerland’. The day was enjoyed by all and no-one was sent off! Every one of the competitors won a certificate and numerous European prizes were awarded.
The Police staged their own ‘Beat the Bobby’ Penalty shoot out, a great fun activity for all those taking part.
The USA Martial Arts centre staged a martial arts display, while Connections Dance Centre held a weekend of Dance events. Highfield Country Park had it's open day with visitors being shown around Levenshulme’s very own "Green Oasis" with its abundance of wild flowers and wild life.
On Sunday Night a special teenage Disco was staged at the Palace Nightclub called ‘Manchester Schools Unite’. Pupils from all over Greater Manchester and Germany! packed out the legendary club night. Channel 4’s Big Brother star ‘Sissy’ popped in to show her support for the festival and was besieged by pupils wanting her autograph and a picture with the star. The event raised another £1,000 for St Mary’s 150th Anniversary fund.
On Monday BBC GMR staged a marathon 12 hour broadcast when it's Multimedia Bus was parked outside Levenshulme Station all day and ‘The Parlour’ team broadcast its show live from the Packhorse Pub in the evening. The award winning Emma Sweeney, Trish O’Grady, ‘Austin’, and ‘The Circle’ were just some of the live performers on the show.
Levenshulme Photography student Paul Unsworth staged his own Photo exhibition entitled ‘The Levenshulme Way’. The exhibition which is on all week at the Union Pub on Stockport Rd documents the many changes Levenshulme has had over the years and its numerous characters and icons.
Tuesday saw the heats of the Adult Levfest Premiership 5 a side cup. Teams from all over the village were competing with each other for the much sort after prize of holding the premiership title.
Tony Hennigan the co-ordinator of the event said "Its been a fantastic start and we are only half way through the party! I’m really looking forward to the rest of the festival especially the Rockfest on Friday Night at the Palace and the international Thai Boxing competition on Sunday afternoon."