the place at platt lane…

is a modern new community library and resource centre offering a wide range of activities and services for local people. Now with FREE WIFI for all!

Opening Times

  • Monday: 1-7pm
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 2-5pm
  • Thursday: 10am-1pm; 2-5pm
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm
  • The Place is also open for a range of activities outside the above library opening hours. Please see our 'What's On' section for details and times

what's on

To be eligible for this free NHS Health Check you must be aged 40-74, registered with a GP in Manchester and NOT be on a... read more

Every Thursday 12:30 - 3:30pm

Do you need help looking for work; advice on what job is best for you or assistance with CV’s and Application Forms? Click here for... read more

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Every Thursday at 10am - 1pm & every Saturday 10am - 1pm

What is South Manchester Credit Union? Credit unions are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members. They offer savings and great value loans plus... read more

Please contact Jenny Matthews on 07984 872325 for more details or to register on this and click on the link below for more information Flyer... read more

The following courses are due to commence in September – for further details or to book on any of these courses, please ring WEA on... read more

Saturday morning/ Monday evening (dependant on age group) - PLEASE CONACT A-Z ZAYTUNA FOR DETAILS

A unique opportunity to give your child the chance to UNDERSTAND the Arabic language, by enrolling them on this newly established weekend Arabic school held... read more

every Saturday from 10.30am- 12.30pm TERM TIME ONLY

  PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FREE SERVICE – CONTACT EVOLVE FOR DETAILS Are you ready for the new, challenging GCSEs that your child... read more

The current Talk English Together course has now started and all places are full, so they are NOT recruiting any more people. The course will... read more

Mondays 10am-1pm

The Workers Educational Association (WEA) no longer has places available on this new course at The Place, details as below: Advancing in Family History – Mondays 10am – 12pm starts 11th April... read more

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Thursdays 10 - 11.30am

The Talk English Cafe is a friendly, informal gathering of people with low levels of English to help them improve their language skills, access services and... read more

Please contact Jenny Matthews on 07984 872325 for more details or to register on this and click on the link below for more information Flyer... read more

Every Wednesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm Support provided in a relaxed and friendly manner by experienced and qualified staff to help young people progress with Employment, Skills,... read more

Every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-1pm

  These advice sessions are available to tenants of One Manchester, City South Manchester or Eastlands Homes who live in Fallowfield or adjacent areas. A... read more

Every Thursday 10-1pm

This is a weekly session available to tenants of One Manchester, City South Manchester or Eastlands Homes who live in Fallowfield or adjacent areas. A... read more

Thursdays 10-4 (please make appontment)

Weekly appointments at The Place at Platt Lane each Thursday – please ring Self Help Services on 0161 226 3871 for more details Self Help... read more

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6.30-8pm

An all inclusive community choir for those living in the Fallowfield area. We meet at The Place at Platt Lane on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of... read more

Mondays 4.30-5.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Children under 8 years old MUST be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult The Craft Club is on Mondays 4.30-5.30pm and... read more

Thursday 3-4pm

  This is an informal group facilitated by volunteers. All adults wishing to learn or practice knitting are  welcome. It doesn’t matter if you are... read more

Every Thursday (TERM TIME ONLY) 10.30-11.00am

  This session is for pre school  age children accompanied by a parent or child minder and is facilitated by volunteers. For more information please... read more

Tuesday 3.30-6pm & Saturday 1-4pm (TERM TIME ONLY

TERM TIME ONLY Tuesday 3.30-6pm & Saturday 1-4pm A wide range of books Computers with internet access and printer Photocopier Friendly and supportive surroundings Help... read more

Every Wednesday 12-1pm

Manchester Young Lives Youth Engagement Programme works with young people aged 14 – 19 years old and who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)... read more

Wed 9th September at 10.00 – 1.00pm

Women In Business – follow on sessions The Place At Platt Lane – Platt Lane – Fallowfield – M14 7FB. Women In Business sessions at... read more

Every Monday 17.30pm - 18.30pm

Our three Fallowfield Councillors – Grace Fletcher-Hackwood, Zahra Alijah and Mike Amesbury – run a weekly drop-in advice surgery each Monday evening. Just come along any time... read more

IT

Fridays 11am-1pm

Every Friday our Forever Young group gets together to use the IT suite for checking emails and surfing the internet. This isn’t a training course –... read more

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Every Monday 1-3pm

            Join our informal programme of activities for over 50s! Our fun and friendly group gets involved in quizzes, exercises,... read more

latest news

The Place is looking for additional Trustees: Are you interested in helping us grow?

Trustee Recruitment for The Place at Platt Lane The Place at Platt Lane is looking for trustees with the skills, expertise and enthusiasm to provide... read more

The Place at Platt Lane Celebration Event

The Place at Platt Lane is now officially in community hands. The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Carl Austin-Behan, will open up a day of... read more