Welcome

We are taking over Levenshulme’s Carnegie Library, on Cromwell Grove, and transforming it into an arts, community and culture centre for the communities of Levenshulme and the surrounding areas.
To find out more about what’s going on, read some highlights below, see our News and Events pages, or our Twitter feed below.


We’re expanding our team here at the Old Library Building.
We are looking for a Finance and Operations manager on a part time basis to help us run the building.
If you are interested please see the full job advert here
Closing date 1st October 2018


Open Door Community Celebration.
Find out about our first public event at Levenshulme Old Library

The Levenshulme Old Library team were delighted, finally, to be able to open the doors of the old library to you, our surrounding community.


tenancy agreement between the old library group and MCC

Keys to the building

At 1030 hrs on 22nd January 2018, following three years of campaigning, planning, community self-organising and cooperative working, Levenshulme Old Library Charitable Incorporated Organisation signed a lease agreement with Manchester City Council.

Congratulations  and well done to everybody in Levenshulme that’s supported the take over project and got it to this point, you now have an art centre.


A community led future for Levenshulme’s Old Library building
Levenshulme Old Library CIO has a vision. We want to create:

  • 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)

@LevyOldLibrary twitter feed:

Join us every Thursday 11-1 for our Women's Group in Longsight at the Pakistani Community Centre. The group is for women who want to come together and share their struggles and worries with other women over tea and coffee. #womensvoices #peersupport #mentalhealth

What a cracking spread!
And what a fabulous way to tackle language barriers, with fun, food and friendship.
We ❤️ @heartandparcel https://t.co/5NbdcytJrF

Levflix's November screening at @LevyOldLibrary is going to be an international film, on the evening of Friday 30th November. Save the date and watch this space for more details! 🍿 🎥🎬

Great launch of @Jonnybentley360 #Bee360 #Photo #Exhibition last night @LevFred #Levenshulme #beeinthecity as part of @levfest - Thanks to Anne Marie Kelly for lovely photos - Exhibition on til Sunday 21 October

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We at @GoogleUK Digital Garage Manchester are honoured to be hosting @Media_Trust today to support charities with Digital Skills! #MTxDigitalGarage

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We are a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Charity No: 1165870

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