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We’re hiring a part time building coordinator

Applications are now closed

Due to our increasingly busy building LOLCIO are now seeking to recruit a new member of our team, to help manage day to day activities in the building, help us connect to our community and support the trustees in their oversight role.

This will be a part time role, totalling 21 hours per week, 14 of which will be based in the building on a daily (weektime) basis, and the remainder flexible, including some evenings and weekend working.

Being proactive, experience of working within a similar organisations, a calm and organised approach and an ability to problem solve under your own initiative are the key attributes we are seeking. A good knowledge of our local community is a bonus.

If you are interested in this role we ask you to send a CV, with two references and write a short statement (maximum 1 page in Arial 12pt) saying how you will meet the person specification, your relevant experience and how you will approach dealing with the varied challenges this post may throw up.

Send your application by email to

Or by post to: LOLCIO, C/o 28 Cromwell Grove, Manchester, M19 3GB

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 26th July 2019

Download the Job Description

Download the Person Specification

Events Calendar

The calendar below is for the main space events at LOL, some of which are now happening in the Studio space.

From Sept 2020 O+C are no longer running face to face activities at LOL. Please find out more here. If you are interested in events run by the Owl and the Coconut please see their separate calendar at this link.

Levenshulme Old Library Calendar

Nothing from 18th January 2021 to 31st January 2021.

Levenshulme Fringe 2018

Download the official #LevyFringe programme of events (pdf) by clicking here: Levy Fringe 2018 Official Programme

This year it will run over 3 weeks from the 23rd June to the 13th July 2018, in the Old Library and in the broader Levenshulme community.

Some details of forthcoming events are avaialable here on Facebook with a full consolidated programme coming soon.

There’s information about how to get involved in this Facebook group.

Or contact us through our Contact Us  page.


The Structural Problem

Here is a short soundless video clip showing problem that caused us to have to postpone our Reopening Celebration. This is the East facing (Bluebell) side, at the back in front of the bay window near the accessible loo.
The arch is very shallow and it’s started to give way. The cracks have been there a while but the issue has accelerated just recently.
It’s now safely propped and in new year a steel beam will be inserted over the arch to span the full width of it, plus some, to take the weight off it.

We are hoping that very shortly this crack will be repaired!