levenshulme festival 2007

The Levenshulme Community Festival 2007


Full Irish One World Day

St Mary’s stages ‘One World Day’ for Levenshulme Festival Launch

St Mary’s Parish centre staged a special ‘One World Family Day’ on Sunday 21 October to launch this years Levenshulme Festival.


The event attracted hundred of visitors from all over Manchester and featured a host of activities for children plus a live broadcast by Joe Casserly and the Full Irish Radio show from ALL FM radio 96.9fm.




Visitors to the centre were greeted by Brazilian Samba Band ‘The Manchester School of Samba’ who brought the sights and sounds of Rio to the heart of Levenshulme.


Live entertainment was provided by The Manchester School of Samba, St Peters church Line dancing group, Levenshulme’s Egyptian dancing group, ‘Little Angels’ Polish choir, Young, Gifted and Green Irish Musicians and dance troupe, the Keegan Kennedy School of Irish dancing, the Sean Dempsey Set Dancers and the Justine Ward Malllinson School Irish dancing. Plus Irish bands ‘The Rossoneri and Celtic Lyrica.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr Glynn Evans received a warm welcome from Father Aherne and local parishioners when he helped launch the event.

The Sun shone brightly and everyone was in a party mood at the official launch of the two week festival. The Lord Mayor of Manchester cllr Glynn Evans performed the official opening and was greeted by Father Aherne and local parishioners. He said “It is great to see Levenshule’s multi cultural community joining together to celebrate their different cultures and talents.”

Tony Hennigan the chairperson of the festival and former parishioner of St Mary’s said "It was a fantastic start to our annual two week party, it was great to see so many different sectors of the community joining in with the Irish community. Levenshulme as well as having a vibrant Irish community is very open to welcoming its multi cultural neighbours."