levenshulme festival 2006

The Levenshulme Community Festival 2006

Friday 20th October to Wednesday 1st November


Shamrocks & Samosas

To celebrate EID, this years BBC Manchester Radio sponsored Levenshulme Festival is putting on a special multi cultural fun day on Sunday 29 October.

The unique ‘East meets West Family Fun Day’ promises a mixture of ‘Samosa’s and Shamrocks’ which is aimed at bringing together the village’s diverse community.


The family fun day is being held at St Mary’s Parish Centre on Elbow Street in the heart of Levenshulme village.

It starts at 12 noon and finishes at 5pm. Admission is FREE.

The organiser’s have arranged Bouncy Castles and magicians for the children while the adults can enjoy the delights of an Asian Food Festival.


Live entertainment comes from the Keegan Kennedy School of Irish Dancing and live Irish music from Young, Gifted & Green.


Levenshulme’s Mahabat Egyptian dancing troupe will provide a Middle Eastern flavour to the event while St Peter’s United Reform church choir will be getting everyone involved in a community sing song.

BBC Radio Manchester’s ‘Indus’ Asian show will be visiting the event, to record extracts from the day for a future broadcast.

Talat-Farooq Awan from the BBC’s ‘Indus’ programme said "its fantastic that BBC Radio Manchester's Indus show can get involved in cross cultural events and report back to you the listener what's happening in the heart of the community and events like this festival certainly make it feel like we're all one big happy Manchester family working together and keeping each other informed culturally"

Tony Hennigan the chairperson of the festival said “Levenshulme is home to the biggest Irish community outside of London but it also an area with a very mixed multi cultural community. The festival has had for a number of years held an Asian Food Festival and separate Irish events but this year we wanted to bring them together to unite the community.”


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For more information about the festival please contact Joyce at the festival office on 0161 257 2484 or email info@levenshulmefestival.co.uk

Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/local_radio/index.shtml
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