Calendar

Mar
4
Sat
‘Couch to 5K’ @ Brough Park
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Dec 30 @ 10:00 am

Get off the couch and start to get fit or fitter through running, jogging or even walking within the pleasant, traffic free parkland of Brough Park.
The aim is to transform you from couch potato to runner by allowing you to build up through a variety of distances: 1.5K, 2.2K, 3.6K and up to 5K and over, as many weeks as it takes.

Running Club

‘Couch to 5K’

Apr
8
Sat
Open Art @ Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – May 13 @ 4:00 pm

The Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art Exhibition is a showcase for the often otherwise unseen talents of local artists. Artists of all genres are welcome to enter their work by handing it in at the Nicholson Gallery on Saturday 8th April.

The Open Art is an increasingly popular annual event organised as part of the Leek Arts Festival.
Entry forms are available at the Tourist Information Centre.
Hand in date: Saturday 8th April
Winners / Prizes: Saturday 13th May

Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery

Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art

Apr
29
Sat
Richard Digance Golden Anniversary Tour @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Richard is a BAFTA Nominated  entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also listed in the Virgin Anthology of Music as an influential writer of comedic songs.
Not many guitarists have played a duet with Queen’s Brian May, worked with Steve Martin, played an acoustic set with Status Quo or performed at The London Palladium with the late Robin Williams, Richard has 3 million YouTube hits, 27 albums and is currently undertaking a Golden Anniversary Tour, 50 years of songs and stories.

Doors open 30 minutes before performance begins

Leek Arts Festival 2017

Richard Digance

May
1
Mon
Try Sailing @ Rudyard Lake! @ Rudyard Lake Sailing Club
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Visit our OPEN DAY!

No experience necessary!

All ages welcome!

Great fun for kids and adults!

Just bring a change of clothes, soft-soled shoes & waterproofs Refreshments & Car Parking available. 

Thinking about learning to sail? We are a very friendly family sailing club and finalists at the RYA Club of the Year awards in 2016 and 2017. The judges commended RLSC for its wide range of training courses, youth training and development scheme, fabulous facilities, social events and excellent racing. We cater for a wide range of abilities and ages from the complete beginner to the experienced sailor. Our active Junior section meet most Saturdays during the season and adults on Sundays. As a RYA Recognised Training Centre, we run RYA approved and junior courses throughout the season for all ages and ability levels.

Please email commodore@rudyardlakesc.org.uk for more information.

 

May
5
Fri
Sound of the Sirens @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Sound of the Sirens are a foot-stomping, crowd-engaging female folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their passion and chemistry.
These girls know how to rock a stage, and make you believe in every word they sing. Individually, their voices tell their own tale but when blended together their harmonies leave the listener wanting more, compelled by its magic.

Doors open 30 minutes before performance begins

Leek Arts Festival 2017

Leek Arts Festival 2017

May
6
Sat
Leek Open Studios @ Leek
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore and be inspired by meeting some of Leek’s talented artists and makers in their studios and other creative spaces around the centre of Leek.

Pick up a map from the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Spout Brew House and the Tourist Information Centre.

Open Studios

May
17
Wed
Charles Hanson Antique Valuation Days @ The Churnet Room (Staffordshire Moorlands District Council)
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring your Antiques, Jewellery, Watches, Gold, Silver, Ceramics & Collectables and meet a Hansons Valuer.
They will be back in the Churnet Room at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council between 11am and 2pm .

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

Free Antiques Valuation

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd.
Heage Lane,
Etwall,
Derbyshire,
DE65 6LS
T: 01283 733988
service@hansonsauctioneers.co.uk
www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

May
18
Thu
John Bramwell (with Dave Fidler) @ The Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Singer-songwriter John Bramwell is the frontman and song-writing genius behind the three-piece alternative rock band I Am Kloot, and has previously issued solo material under the guise of “Johnny Dangerously”.
The 52-year-old specialises in bruised, ale-stained laments that deal in sorrow, regret and (particularly) the UK climate.

Bramwell has been playing more informal shows of late, just turning up and playing without a set list, and singing the songs he feels like on the night. If the audience ask for a favourite song, he’ll play it.

Doors open 30 minutes before performance begins

Leek Arts Festival 2017

Leek Arts Festival 2017

May
20
Sat
Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Leek Fine Food Market @ Leek Market Place | Leek | England | United Kingdom

Held every third Saturday of the month, a great Food & Drink Market which brings together local and regional specialist food producers, with cookery demonstrations and musical entertainment.  Why not indulge in a little of what you fancy?

Nicholson War Memorial, Leek @ Nicholson War Memorial
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nicholson War Memorial2

At ninety feet high, it is one of the largest memorials in the country.  Open on the third Saturday of the month for free guided tours and for schools and community groups by appointment.

For further information please contact Julie at Leek Town Council on 01538 381271  julie.taylor@leektowncouncil.co.uk