Dr Plot’s Lesser Known Leek!

2015-07-05 14.09.38Dr Plot wrote about Leek’s infamous Double Sunset in 1686 in his book The Natural History Of Stafford-shire. On the eve of The Double Sunset the sun appears to set then rise and finally set again, the double sunset! You can read more about it here: Leek Double Sunset by Mike Oates

As part of the monthly Totally Locally Leek Sunday Supplement on July 5th 2015, the first Dr Plot’s Lesser Known Leek was held. With a number of workshops for all ages the day celebrated the things that Leek should be famous for but isn’t – for various reasons. Time has passed by, things get forgotten or never really talked about.

Some of the themes were the world famous Arthurian poem, Gawain & The Green Knight. The poem’s author is anonymous but is considered to be a monk from nearby Dieulacres Abbey with the climax of the story at Lud’s Church in the Roaches, Dr Plot’s Double Sunset, Horrible Hats of History celebrating some of Leek’s famous hat wearing residents or invaders – The Jacobite invaders of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Army, Napoleponic prisoners of war and Victorian Stovepipe hats, the Human Loom celebrating Leek’s rich weaving heritage and a parade with a recital and reenactment of Gawain & The Green Knight.

The folks behind Dr Plot’s Lesser Known Leek are planning to be back in 2016 with even more fun and workshops for all ages! – check back for more details.

 

Upcoming Events
Jan
12
Sat
10:00 am The Nicholson Art Collection @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
The Nicholson Art Collection @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm
The Nicholson Art Collection @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
Enjoy an exhibition that features a selection of watercolours, oils, maps, etchings and theatre posters dating back to 17th Century from the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council collection. Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jan
16
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jan
18
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jan
19
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place
Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place | Leek | England | United Kingdom
Leek Farmers’ Market in conjunction with Archer Fairs popular Vintage, Collectable and Craft stalls fills Leek Market Place with some of the finest local food and drink available. With a mix of food & drink[...]
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jan
23
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jan
25
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint