Alongside our amazing stalls, we’ve a whole month of live music, entertainment, festive family fun and a *very* special art project lined up at Levenshulme Market. Here’s what’s on this weekend…
Christmas Playlist: Dave Haslam
Last year, when bringing live music to the market wasn’t possible, we asked Andy Burnham to provide us with a Christmas mixtape which customers could listen to at the market and at home, which we used to encourage people to donate to a local homelessness charity.
It was such a big hit that we’re doing it again this Christmas, with an exclusive Levy Market Christmas playlist courtesy of Dave Haslam.
Dave DJ’d over 450 times at the legendary Hacienda in Manchester during the late 1980s and has since DJ’d worldwide. He has also written a number of books, including ‘Art Decades’, a series of mini-books on arts and culture published by local publisher Confingo.
Get your festive groove on, at home or at the market…
We’re also joined by Greenhouse Books this weekend who will have signed copies of Dave’s books for sale.
We’re also asking people to donate to Lifeshare this Christmas. Manchester’s oldest homelessness charity, Lifeshare provides practical assistance, support and information for those experiencing homelessness and has this year been selected to join the Big Give Christmas Challenge, meaning all donations made this weekend are doubled.
So if you enjoy Dave’s music selection and our market this Christmas, please give whatever you can.
Art: Three Minute Portraits
Over all three of our December markets we’ll be hosting a series of local artists who will be sketching lighting quick minute portraits for our customers.
This week we’ll have the brilliant Laurie Pink and Jack McConnell with us creating bespoke sketches of yourself, your partner or even your pooch – they’re perfect little Christmas presents and an absolute steal at £3 a pop.
Family Fun: The Science Buskers
We’ll have the Science Buskers (aka the University of Manchester Physics Outreach team) with us all day with some breathtaking physics experiments, from the biggest stuff in the universe right down to the smallest things we can look at, all right in front of you.
You can find out more about the Science Buskers here.