‘The Hard Way Up’ – People’s History Museum

‘The Hard Way Up’ – People’s History Museum

This month to kick start our “Memory Café” sessions, we welcomed a performance from the People’s History Museum. The one woman play, The Hard Way Up is based on the life and diary of suffragette and local Manchester councillor, Hannah Mitchell.

Hannah spoke out for women and for the poor, and became a peace campaigner after World War I. It was a great afternoon of entertainment and everyone enjoyed the audience participation – you can see us below rallying in support of the suffragettes! The performance also started some great conversations about voting, history  and politics, as well as the representation of women in modern society. Our members really enjoyed the session, and there was lots of enthusiasm for booking another performance. The play really got the conversation going and it was a great opportunity for members to come together and participate in a discussion. Votes for Women!

Wheel chair training with Manchester Cares

Levenshulme Good Neighbours now run official wheelchair training for new and old volunteers. With the demand we are getting for away day trips and our recent volunteer recruitment drive, its about time too! So far we are getting good feedback with the training provided so please ring: 0161 850 1066 or email ray@levenshulmegoodneighbours.org.uk for all… Continue Reading

You’re having a laugh…!

We celebrated this April Fool’s Day  with a very apt visit from the Laughter Clinic. Hosted by Robin Graham from Feel Good Communities, the workshop discussed the benefits and therapeutic nature of laughter, and gave us time to reflect on what makes us laugh. Did you know, simply because our physiology changes when we laugh,… Continue Reading

LGN at the Imperial War Museum North

A massive thank you to everyone who came along to our trip to the Imperial War Museum North this week! What brilliant day out we had. It was fascinating and moving to hear some of our own members describe their experiences of the war, whether first hand or through the memories of close family members.… Continue Reading

Christmas Meal!

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came our LGN Christmas Meal in December, and helped us welcome the festive season in style. There was food, singing, Christmas jumpers and even some dancing at the end – impressive considering that substantial three course meal. We hope you all have a wonderful… Continue Reading

Noah’s A.R.T Animal therapy!

On the 22nd of October Levenshulme Good Neighbours hosted the wonderful Noah’s A.R.T group at the inspire centre. The aim was to enrich the lives of the older people we support by organising a session with their wonderful therapy animals. Interacting with animals in this way has proven to reduce stress and improve mental wellbeing… Continue Reading

Peace Concert, Levenshulme

A HUGE shout to our Levenshulme locals within LGN who made it to the Peace Concert on the 21st of September! It was a pleasure to see a range of songs and singing from all ages and backgrounds. The night ended on a super positive note as we could feel the strength of the last… Continue Reading

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