This Weekend – A Pocket Full of Treasures, Live Poetry, Copesetic, Bankley Open Studios & Oktoberfest

What’s Going On In Levenshulme This Weekend?

Good question! Answer – Lots! Here’s a run down of Levenshulme treats for the ears and eyes and other senses you wish to engage this weekend.

Friday 7th October

Copesetic Sound System

It’s back. First Friday of the month, now a steady ‘rocksteady’ fixture on The Klondyke calendar – Copesetic Sound System returns for a monthly injection of Reggae vibes to have a jiggle too.

Featuring Resonance 104.4fm DJ and presenter Zoë Lucky Cat Baxter, local top selector and musician John Naughton and Norfolk vintage reggae aficionado Andy Hynd. Best of all it’s Free. 9pm doors.

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OPEN CALL EXHIBITION AND OPEN STUDIOS – Bankley Studios & Gallery

Last years exhibition and open studios was something to behold. A super reveal into the contemporary artists from near and far, using the old mill on Bankley Street, quietly tucked away off the bustling “promenade” of Stockport Rd. Four floors of studios and galleries alive with creatives, building micro-worlds of fantastic art.

This years event will be no exception. Over 30 artists in this co-operatively run space, opening their doors to the public. There will also be a presentation to this years winner of the Open Call competition, chosen by a distinguished panel of judges.

The launch evening of the Open Call Exhibition and Open Studios on Friday 7th at 6pm til 9pm, The Open Studios event will be on view all weekend (Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th 12pm – 4pm)

The exhibition will continue on Saturdays and Sundays until the 29th of October. Take this opportunity to visit a wonderful, creative space in the heart of Levenshulme.

Open Call Exhibition & Open Studios

Saturday 8th October

Leve Oktoberfest at The Klondyke

Saturday will be jam packed with goings on and thanks to the savvy of some local event organisers, Oktoberfest is hitting Levenshulme. The same guys who arranged the wonderful Levenshulme Gin,Beer & Food Festival in August are at it again.

This time expect, folk music, a reggae club nights, bratwurst, pretzels, face painting and of course more guest beers and over 20 gins. £3 entry in for the whole weekend! Doors open at  The Klondyke from 12pm on Saturday. Boom.

Levenshulme Oktoberfest

 

Levenshulme Market – Live Music from Dirty Flowers and Punch Lime Collective

As if we need say anything about Levenshulme Market, just take a stroll down Station View on any given Saturday and its impact speaks for itself. A truly independent market run by local residents with as much gusto as the day they took over from Manchester City Council. It absolutely still rocks. Over 40 stalls this weekend – full trader line up here.

Not only is the market providing food essentials and luxury treats in equal measure, it’s also providing a musical backdrop. Punch Lime Collective describe themselves as an ‘amalgamation of all things fun, filthy and spacey’  and include at least three manchester bands, including Dirty Flowers, who are also popping in to say hello with sounds.

Punch Lime Collective

 

Sunday 9th October

A Pocket Full of Treasures at The Quadrants on The Fallowfield Loop

Two exceptional local artists Sharon Campbell and Rachel Ramchurn are taking over the Incredible Edible Levenshulme patch on the Quadrants, just off Crayfield Road on the Fallowfield Loop this Sunday.

During the drop in day, the artists, along with a group of willing volunteers from Incredible Edible, Love Levenshulme and Friends of The Fallowfield Loop will be hosting a series of creative art workshops and events on Sunday from 11am, all are welcome to attend and participate!

A  Pocketful of Treasures is a continuing art project funded in part with Manchester City Council’s Neighbourhood Investment Fund with support from Sustrans. The day will involve clay making and story telling, and exploring found objects for all the family to join.

The Gallery of Gilded Frames will explore found Treasures and local spoken word artists Ali Gadema  and Martin Visceral will collaborate  with participants to make poetry out of  stories on the day.

The Gallery of Gilded Frames

Have a riot guys and as ever, enjoy your Levenshulme!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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