The Levenshulme Community Festival 2004

Friday 15th October to Sunday 24th October 2004
Telephone 0161 257 2484           email

A celebration of Levenshulme's amenities, cultures and organisations featuring
Music, Literature, Competitions, Sport, Art, and other Events

Live Music
Pubs and Clubs
Sports and Fitness
Events for Kids
Other Events
Photos of Events

For ten days a year in October multi-cultural Levenshulme comes alive with music, singing, dancing, food, arts, sport, comedy and much, much more during the annual Levenshulme Festival.

This is the 6th Levenshulme Village Community Festival and it goes from strength to strength. It is now firmly established as one of the biggest community events in Europe - thousands of people came and participated in last year's event and this year it will be even better .

This year' s festival has something for everyone young and old - with close to 100 events throughout the area. Yet again, we would like to thank all our sponsors including Manchester City Council and the numerous venues and groups whose support and participation makes the festival possible.

We hope to see you out and about during our celebration of all that' s good about Levenshulme. If you would like to get involved in future Levenshulme Festivals or events then don' t hesitate to contact the festival office on 0161 257 2484 or email


News and Updates

Photographs of events are now posted on the PHOTOS page

Sunday 24th October

The legendary 11-17 club night ‘Manchester Schools Unite’, was held at the Palace Nightclub. Local teenage Rock band ‘SPR’ played a live set during the event and were well received by the capacity audience. They were brought on for a second encore due to public demand.

After the teenage disco finished at 10pm, the festival was then brought to a close with a club night for the Adults which went on to the early hours.

Saturday 23rd October

Highfield Country Park organised an Open Day with a walk around Levenshulme’s very own unique piece of the Countryside that is ‘Highfield Country Park’. The day had a real family atmosphere to it and was enjoyed by both a cross section of the community.

During the evening local singing sensation ‘Suzie Q’ made an appearance with her band ‘The New Originals’ playing hits from the 1960’s to the present day at the Palace Nightclub. A packed venue was kept dancing the night away until the early hours. While over at the Packhorse, Celtic Rock band ‘Celtic Vibes’ made a successful return to the venue for the festival.

Friday 22nd October

Europe’s leading Rory Gallagher tribute act ‘Sinnerboy’ performed a special one off concert for the festival in the Packhorse. Fresh from their European tour the band played a fantastic set to a sold out audience who did not want the band to finish. After numerous encores everyone went home buzzing about the bands performance.

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page

Thursday 20th October

A packed out St Mary’s Parish Centre played host to a very special Manchester Irish Community Care Levenshulme Festival party. The ‘Mayo Man’ provided the live entertainment and with a free buffet sponsored by the festival a good time was had by all.

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page

Wednesday 19th October

Two of the major highlights of this years festival took place tonight. The Comedy show by the Frog & Bucket was packed almost as soon as they opened the doors. The famous Manchester Comedy club brought down a host of its stars ably assisted by Top Comedy DJ David Hennigan who kept the party going with his merry quips until closing time Meanwhile just yards away in the Union, ‘Coronation Street actors Keith Duffy "Kieran" and Trevor Dwyer-Lynch who plays ‘Patrick’ in the soap, were just two of the celebrities who came to support this years Levenshulme Festival. The lovable characters were besieged by well wishing fans at the ‘Union Pub’ on Stockport Road in Levenshulme village when they popped in for the launch of ALL FM’s Irish programme ‘The Full Irish’. The popular Irish show is broadcast every Sunday 3-5pm and every Wednesday 7pm - 9pm. Joe Casserley and all the team officially launched the programme as part of the Levenshulme Festival celebrations.

Tony Hennigan the chairperson of the festival said "It was great to see Keith and Trevor, I think a few of the ladies remember Keith in ‘Boyzone’ and were a bit in awe of him in the flesh. When he got behind the bar with Trevor, I thought we had a real life version of the Rovers Return. The pair both poured a great pint of Guinness and they are welcome to a job in the pub anytime."

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page

Monday 18th October

BBC GMR's Alan Keegan and 'The Parlour Team' came down to the Packhorse to broadcast their show live from the pub. The award winning Mike McGoldrick and Dezi Donnelly from 'Toss the Feathers' performed live for the show along with Skirm, Trish O'Grady and rock group 'Year Zero'.

Lawrence Hennigan and Mayo born landlady of the Union Mary McGee were both interviewed live on the show.

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page

The LevFest 5 a side Final

Over 100 people attended the Lev Fest Cup final, held as ever at the Arcadia Sport's Centre which came to a dramatic end as "Walls Marauder's"
representing the Church Pub beat "Anton's Team" representing Bridgettes the Florist in a nail biting penalty shootout. More details on the news page.

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page

Sunday 17th October

A Gaelic Football tournament between St Mary's and St Kentigerns was arranged on Errwood Park. St Mary's under 10's and under 12's won both their games.

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page

Saturday 16th October

Lloyd Williams organised a special 147 Breaks Football tournament for the kids at the Arcadia with everyone getting a medal and a special certificate. It was a packed event and enjoyed by all the kids and their parents.

Meanwhile in Bankley Art studios the first art workshop entitled "the secret garden" was taking place as part of the national 'Big Draw' event.

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page

Friday 15th October

The festival was launched tonight with ALL FM's Vicky Richardson at the Union, guitarist Anthony Costello at the Packhorse and an African and Caribean night at the Palace.

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page


Levfest Brochure Launch

The launch event at Cody's Coffee bar on Stockport Road was a huge success. The event was packed out with media and friends of the festival who had come to show their support.

Entertainment was provided by singer songwriter Adam Kelly, world champion Irish accordian player Trish O'Gradyn, a troupe of Egyptian dancers and by local comedian Dave Hennigan.

Photographs are now on the PHOTOS page

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