Now in its third year, the Levy Fringe Arts Festival is host to a wide variety of shows, performances and art that showcase the area’s creative community. Taking place mostly digitally over the next 10 days, the festival features a variety of events including stand-up sets from Lauren Pattison and Daliso Chaponda (Thursday 29 October). There’s also eVULVAlution, a comedy show from Pamela DeMenthe, the (supposed) doyenne of erotic fiction (Thursday 22 October); and Ravaged by Time, a ghost story inspired by a historical couple who were beheaded… posthumously (Available throughout the festival). A series of Zoom lectures, taking place this Saturday 24 October cover subjects such as the environment and feminism in comedy. It’s not all online; there are two real-world exhibitions to explore too. The Artist’s Dream at Bankley Gallery features puppet sculptures which evoke spooky themes in 19th century paintings and at the Old Library, there’s Levenshulme Lockdown, featuring photographs highlighting the ways that local artists responded to the COVID-19 sanctions. The festival concludes on Halloween night with a socially distanced lantern parade.

Thu 22 Oct - Sat 31 Oct, £2.50 - £4.50 (suggested donation)
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 22 Oct 2020