Weird Women

To mark next month’s International Women’s Day, we’re running a programme of activities throughout March, all of which is themed around the strange and the uncanny. Weird Women kicks off on Friday 8th March with Unheim-Lit, a spoken word night where headliners Abi Hynes and Gaynor Jones will appear alongside an all-women line-up of some […]

Ghosts at the Old Library: Six Ghost Stories for Christmas

Six brand new ghost stories for Christmas, published as Christmas cards is now available. Get into the spirit of the season with this limited edition Ghosts at the Old Library Christmas Card Set, featuring six ghost stories created by some of the North West’s finest writers. 🎄 What’s Inside: • The Gift by Marie Crook: […]

Ghosts in the Machine: A Noise Art Workshop

Here’s something absolutely fantastic coming to Levenshulme Old Library next month to help you embrace the true darkness of the season. Join artist Ria Wilson for a noise art workshop where you’ll learn how to create eerie, ghostly sounds using analogue and digital tools. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided. Incredibly, this […]

Ghosts at the Old Library

This Christmas, Levenshulme Old Library has commissioned new ghost stories from six writers for a series of very special immersive and atmospheric winter events. Tickets for these are now available here. Ghost stories at Christmas have long been an oral storytelling tradition, from tales told around the winter fire through to Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas […]

Levenshulme Print Fair Postponed

Due to staffing issues Levenshulme Print Fair, which was supposed to be taking place this coming weekend, has been cancelled and will instead take place in December. Stay tuned for more details.

Halloween at Levenshulme Old Library

We have three very special events lined up for your spooky season. Wednesday 25th October – Horror Writing Workshop with Hannah Knowles Bring out the beast in you this Halloween with this very special one-off writing workshop exploring the mysterious and macabre parts of life that often make for the most memorable tales. Starting off […]

Claire Mooney – Levolution Protest Song

We recently closed off our Levolution exhibition with a specially commissioned protest song from Claire Mooney. This was a one-time-only, never to be repeated live performance at Levenshulme Old Library, but we did manage to get some sneaky mobile phone footage for you. We know, it’s terrible gig etiquette but we just couldn’t resist! Huge […]

Levenshulme Old Library – Annual Report

We recently hosted our AGM where we presented our annual report, looking at the work we’ve been involved with over the past 12 months. We shared the successes, opportunities and challenges we have had over the last year. We are pleased to welcome Mary McGuigan, Charlotte Marshall Thomson, Jen Taylor, Emma Collins, Gaby Harrison, Jamie […]

Levenshulme Old Library – A Tale Worth the Telling

Early in 2023 we commissioned acclaimed music, storytelling, and arts collective Harp and a Monkey to develop an archive of oral histories with local residents about Levenshulme Old Library and the incredible community who live in our neighbourhood. These memories were turned into an animated film celebrating the history of our building – from the […]

Emerging Writer Opportunities – Ghosts at the Old Library

Levenshulme Old Library is recruiting two emerging writers for Ghosts at the Old Library, our winter ghost stories project. This is a paid mentoring and training opportunity aimed at two early-stage writer aged 18+ who is interested in developing their short fiction. The Project Ghost stories at Christmas have long been an oral storytelling tradition, […]