23rd June 2017
Bee Model Making, A Quiz For Cats, BBQ Rum Garden Launch, Levstock 2017, Supernatural Theatre and A Terraced House Art Gallery
It’s all kicking off down Levenshulme again, in a good way of course! Yes, there’s more to do than we could possibly fit in to one quick run down but we’ll share a few top tips to keep you occupied this weekend. Here goes!
What’s On Friday 23rd June?
Quiz Night and Fundraising
The excellent, kind and cat crazy crew Rescue Kitties MCR are having a fundraiser and quiz night at Freds Ale House this coming Friday 23rd June at 8pm.
Founded by lovely local ladies, Dawn Robertson and and Hannah Dayea Catahan in June 2016 and helped by a small army of cat lovers in Levenshulme and beyond. These ladies literally scoop up stray and feral cats, scan, nurture, bring back to health, foster and re-home all from the warmth of their big hearts and they’re doing a stellar job of it.
This night is to raise much needed funds for Rescue Kitties Manchester to do more of the same and keep providing practical advice for others locally and feeding all the kitty cats. Do get along to their event, where they’ll be a raffle and homemade cakes and a chance to take part is a bit of competitive quizzing, teams of up to 4 allowed and £1 entry each!
What’s On Saturday 24th June?
Model Making at The Beehive
Next up, we have a Saturday daytime treat at another great community initiative! The Beehive in Cringle Park is hosting a rather splendid craft event for kids as part of Levenshulme Fringe Arts Festival on Saturday morning.
Kids and their parents can get messy and create their own Manchester Bee model in Levenshulme!
Children aged between 2 and 10 will work with artists to build the fun models out of newspaper, glue and paint – taking their creations home at the end. The event is part of a drive to open up the space – a former Sure Start centre which is in the process of being turned into a community interest company and will provide a more diverse range of activities.
Places need to be booked via Eventbrite and organisers are asking for a £2 donation on the day towards materials.
The first session, from 9.30-10.15am is for children aged 6 to 10 years, while the 10.30-11.15am group is for kids aged between 2 and 5 years.
Participants should arrive at least five minutes before the start. The sessions are being run by local artist and workshop facilitator Jennifer Vickers, and photographer and Beehive director Ciara Leeming. The day is being made possible thanks to generous donations from local businesses Gfones, Shine Hair and Beauty, and local councillor Dzidra Noor. The Buttery is also providing a cake. Lovely stuff!
Book your place here
Did Someone Say ‘Rum Garden’?
Yes, they did! Dice Lounge did in fact. Superb. They’ve turned their big, sunshiney outside space into the only thing it should be which is a BBQing joint and Rum shack style hangout. Well done guys, great idea.
The Rum Garden launches this Saturday 24th at 3pm and it’s free entry. There’ll be a BBQ on site, serving up complimentary (buy a drink though!) meat and veggie dishes, including halloumi and veg skewers, and jerk chicken, fish and curried goat.
Party the day away in the glorious Manchester sunshine, sipping on some Rum and Ting! Get your boogie on later as they have a massive Old Skool R’n’B, Bashment and Reggae session courtesy of Listen To The Vibe from 9pm til 2am.
If BBQ’s and rum aren’t your thing, or if you fancy a breather from all that jazz (or reggae, whatever!) then get yourself down to The Klondyke for a magical, mystical family picnic with arts, crafts, stalls and workshops.
Bring your own picnic (buy your booze from Les and the team of course!) and enjoy the chilled vibes with others. Starts at 6pm. All donations welcome, supporting the bid to turn Levenshulme Old Library into an Arts Centre!
What’s On Sunday 25th June?
Don’t think you get a rest on Sunday in Levenshulme. You won’t. Another two excellent picks for the Levenshulme Fringe to keep you going!
There’s an art exhibition called A Homely Gallery in a terraced house, on Whalley Avenue in Levenshulme, using the walls as a canvas, with four artists populating those walls. Lead by Alison Erika Forde This is an excellent concept. Really inventive and a must see! On 12pm til 4pm, message Alison via Facebook link above for address.
And finally, there’s a smashing looking FREE PREVIEW of a new theatrical performance showing at The Klondyke on Sunday evening called The Dead, Live.
It’s got supernatural themes and is about a fake psychic. What’s not to love about this premise? 7:30pm start.
Go support the Arts and enjoy Levenshulme to the max this weekend. Phew…over and out.