The One Manchester guide to all things Levenshulme!
Levenshulme is an area of Manchester, bordering Fallowfield, Longsight, and Gorton.
Levenshulme Market is a community run social enterprise market that operates every weekend between March and December in Levenshulme.
As well as English, the Levenshulme Station platform signs give the station name in Irish and Urdu, reflecting the immigrant communities from Ireland and Pakistan which live in the area.
Arthur Lowe was an actor from Levenshulme. He played Captain Mainwaring in the British sitcom Dad's Army from 1968 until 1977, and was nominated for seven BAFTAs and became one of the most recognised faces on television.
Levenshulme Library was what is known as a "Carnegie library" as it was gifted to the people of Levenshulme by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. In February 2016, Levenshulme Library closed and was replaced by the new Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre on Stockport Road.
Local community groups and organisations
Here's a few of the community groups and organisations that are active in Levenshulme. If you want us to include your group on this page, just complete the form at the bottom of this page.
ALL FM 96.9 is a community radio station run by the people for the people. Broadcasting 24 hours a day to the communities of South, Central & East Manchester for over 10 years.
This great facility has a gym, pools and Neighbourhood Library facility in the heart of Levenshulme. There are several computers which are free to access and free wi-fi throughout.
Levenshulme Inspire is a community-led organisation which brings together people from many backgrounds to transform our area through community activity, creativity, enterprise and fun.
Levenshulme Market is a volunteer run market that runs between March and December through the year. They pride themselves on their diverse range of high quality traders and at every market you can expect an ever changing roster of over 40 artisan traders selling produce, street food, plants, gifts, vintage clothing and homeware.
Levenshulme Old Library CIO is a community arts centre, at the heart of this vibrant area of Manchester. Housed in the 1904 Carnegie Building, gifted to Levenshulme to provide 'a storehouse of knowledge' for the people of the community, the centre aims to continue that legacy through;
- A community-led future for Levenshulme’s Old Library building
- A community centre that all sections of the community can use
- A home for arts and cultural activities
- A home for performance, music and events that celebrate our community
- A youth-friendly space
- A home for learning and growing, where individuals can improve their lives
- A home for groups: offices, meeting spaces, resources etc
- A building that pays its way whilst benefiting the aims above (such as through pop up cafés, exhibitions, a party venue and place for celebration)
Shores Fold Community Farm is a hidden gem in the heart of Levenshulme, come along and feed the animals, children’s play area, and enjoy your lunch in the picnic area.
- Due to several reports in both local and national newspapers, and on several internet blogs, tourists are now making visits to Levenshulme railway station since the news broke of a street with no name there.
- The street that the railway station is on is 160 years old and 77 yards long, yet it has no official name, and never has had. In May 2007, as a benefit of a £5,000 grant awarded to the Friends of Levenshulme Station by the Awards For All lottery grants scheme, an unofficial road sign was erected at the entrance to the street. The sign gave the name of the street as "The Street With No Name".
- Levenshulme Market was launched in March 2013 and operates every Saturday (between March and December) from 10 am to 4 pm. It is a social enterprise run market which prides itself on its diverse range of high quality traders. It has a changing roster of 50 artisan traders selling produce, street food, plants, gifts, vintage clothing and homeware.