Monthly Archives: April 2019

‘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 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

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