Alison McCrea

Plants to Go! plus Cake recipes

Outside – on the Patio.

The plants on and close to the stand are free to anyone who can give them a good home in exchange for a donation to the Foxlowe.

There are donation boxes in the bar and beside the inner front door.

These plants come courtesy of Foxlowe’s annual Plant Share and the gardeners will be adding more as they become available.

Cakes were shared at the event as well as plants.  All were yummy but we only have recipes for two:

Gluten-free Lemon Drizzle Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake



It’s All Been Happening in May



The Foxlowe has been hosting great bands and events since the start of Leek Arts Festival 2018 but it’s not over yet, with lots more to come.

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention



Livewire AC/DC Tribute

Livewire AC/DC Tribute

Plants Getting Ready for Sharing this Saturday

The gardeners are starting to put out plants for this Saturday’s Plant Share (11:00-2.00 in the Foxlowe Garden) and looking forward to seeing what our visitors bring.  Don’t fancy any of the plants on offer?  Why not have a piece of cake instead?  No plants or cakes to share?  No problem, we welcome donations.

Everyone welcome.


Justin Twigg


Many of Justin’s paintings using acrylics, ink and oil paint depict places that will be familiar to those who live in Leek.

His passion for painting resurfaced last year, having been somewhat sidelined by his work as a teacher and musician, despite holding a Fine Art degree from Manchester University.

His motivation to return to painting has intensified and his output is prolific.

Another Top Film by Gerald

The latest film made by a much-loved Moorlands film-maker is available to purchase
at the Foxlowe Arts Centre.

Gerald Mee has been recording events and activities in and around his home-town of
Leek for over seven decades. Gerald’s latest creation is a conservation DVD which has
been launched by the Leek & District Civic Society.

‘Looking Out For Leek’, which has been scripted by Trevor Siggers and narrated by
Ray Johnson, centres on Leek’s conservation areas and developments in the last few
years and is a most interesting snapshot of our local history.

Copies of the DVD can be purchased for £8 from the Foxlowe Gallery.

ST13 MAY-JUN 2018

An on-line copy of ST13 (No 51) is now available.

Follow the links for the full text:

ST13 No 51 COVER


Abbey Hill School


ABBEY HILL SCHOOL    Work inspired by William Morris


Summer Film Season Starts This Tuesday

The much anticipated new film programme starts this week and what a cracker, with several Oscar winning films, such as Three Billboards…, Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water.  We kick off with Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.


The Great Get Together – Sunday 24th June

The Great Get Together – in honour of Jo Cox.

A Garden Party/Street Party/Picnic – call it what you will, it’s going to be a Great Free Family Event celebrating all that unites us, with Folk, Blues, Americana and Classical music and songs and creative artists & Fun!

Charity bucket collection.

Admission ‘ticket’ will be an ‘in date’ packaged or canned item of food for Leek Food Bank.

If you are a singer, musician, a band, a choir or a creative artist, let us know if you would like to take part.


Phone: 0780 552 9492

For more details see the full leaflet.



Leek Arts Festival 2018

The biggest creative festival in Leek’s entertainment calendar is set  to start in April – and the Foxlowe Arts Centre is, once again, proud to be the venue for the extravaganza’s main events.  This year’s Leek Arts Festival is, yet again, set to see some big names visit the Staffordshire Moorlands – namely comedian Tom Allen and singer-songwriter Aerynn, plus both Fairport Convention and Barbara Dickson, will be making welcome return visits to the Foxlowe Arts Centre.

Festival vice-chairman Phil Edmeades said the committee are delighted with using the Foxlowe as the ‘home’ of Leek Arts Festival. He said: “Since 2012 when Leek Arts Festival had to make a move to the Foxlowe following the sudden closure of our former base at The Swan, the relationship between the two organisations has proved a huge success.

“We are delighted to be able to call the Foxlowe ‘our home’ and equally delighted to be a part of the continued growth and expansion of this wonderful volunteer project.  This year the Foxlowe will host a record number of more than 20 Leek Arts Festival events – we really couldn’t manage without it or its brilliant volunteers.”