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Response to Covid-19.  Dated 18th March 2020

Updated information 16.4.2020: Building remains shut until further notice.

Following public health guidance about social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, we have taken the decision to cease public activities at Levenshulme Old Library building on Cromwell Grove.

Levenshulme Old Library is not open for drop-in by the public unless by prior arrangement until at least the 11th May 2020.

All existing bookings are or have already been postponed in liaison with those running activities, unless special circumstances mean they shouldn’t cease. New bookings won’t be taken at this time unless there is clear community benefit and sufficient controls in place.

This is not a complete closure. ALLFM radio is continuing its broadcasting. Programme schedules may be disrupted but they will be sharing useful information and entertaining the community as usual. Likewise The Owl and The Coconut are moving its mindfulness and relaxation activities online wherever possible.

Read the full notice of our response to Covid-19 here.
Read the latest advice from NHS England here

We will post regular updates on this website and social media, and of course you can still get in touch through our contact page.

Support the Levenshulme Old Library AVIVA Crowdfunder.

To pledge your support click here and help us reach our target of £3000

We would love to create a community garden that is available for groups to use for gardening projects, for schools/children to use for activities, for exercise and wellness sessions, and for art workshops.

As a charity, we need the help of our local community and the wider community to realise these plans – please donate in whatever way you can to improve the lives of all of those in Levenshulme!

Levenshulme Old Library Sept 2019

We are transforming Levenshulme’s Carnegie Library, on Cromwell Grove. Creating a new arts, community and culture centre for the communities of Levenshulme, Manchester, and the surrounding areas.

To find out what’s going on see our News and Events pages, or our Twitter feed.

You can also connect with us on Facebook or sign up for our Newsletter

Levy Fringe Festival of Arts and Theatre 2020

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Levy Fringe returns in 2020 but due to Covid-19 is now deferred until this Autumn.

This year promises to be the most eclectic yet, and we’re looking for local groups to get involved!

Contact Veronika at levyfringe@gmail.com with your idea! Anything goes!

Like us over on Facebook or Instagram to keep updated.

Check out the websites of our partners and permanent residents of Levenshulme Old Library:


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showcases Manchester’s contemporary music, arts and culture while providing local health, information and training programmes throughout the day. You can listen to ALLFM on 96.9FM in Manchester and from anywhere worldwide by clicking here

THE OWL AND THE COCONUT: mindful art manchester

Manchester based Mindful Arts Organisation
Mindful Art is a powerful tool in helping people to Stop. Notice. Create. Helping us to live our lives to the full. Connecting to our inner wisdom and the people around us. Creating a better world for everyone. Check out what’s on on their events page


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In the last year we have worked with over 300 young people, operating out of various venues.

Including summer play schemes, youth clubs and more.

Find us on Facebook at LevyYouth

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Bringing young communities together through drama.

Regular sessions at Levenshulme Old Library.

Check out the LLT webpage for details