Gallery – Enos Lovatt Exhibition
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm

The Enos Lovatt exhibition starts on Saturday 14th September and runs till Saturday, 2nd November.

Enos Lovatt British abstract artist was born in 1937 on the outskirts of the Potteries and spent most of his formative years first in Gillow Heath and latterly, until his marriage in 1971, at Mow Cop. His parents had a small holding on Mow Lane where they brought up their five children. Enos Snr had been a miner and after an accident worked in a factory and at his small holding. His wife Gladys had studied art before her marriage and, along with her husband, was very encouraging and nurturing of the creativity of the children.

Much of the subject matter of Enos’ early work, before he went to the Royal College of Art in 1959, was informed by his surroundings and in particular his family. He created a large number of images of himself, his father, his mother and his siblings.

Before attending the Royal College of Art, Enos attended Portland House in Burslem and then studied for his NDD at Stoke on Trent College of Art (Burslem College of Art) from 1954-54. He then did his National Service as a trainee medic and was based in Scotland, mainly Glasgow, where he sometimes attended classes at the Glasgow School of Art.

At the Royal College of Art, Enos was a contemporary of Peter Blake and David Hockney and his work captures that great sense of the Art History of that era. On leaving the Royal College in 1962, Enos took on the role of part-time lecturer at the Burslem School of Art until 1968 and latterly was a full-time lecturer in painting at North Staffordshire Polytechnic from 1970 until his retirement in 1992.

Enos once said “When I have finished at the Royal College, I want to come back and paint in and around the countryside where I live.”

His heart was and still remains tied inextricably to Mow Cop and the Potteries where he spent most of his life.

The works on paper are all original and signed and dated by Enos and they are striking in their vibrancy and boldness and the exhibition will also include  some of Enos’ inspired sculptures.   The works on paper are all priced below £400 and this exhibition is a great celebration of such an exciting period of Art History.

The exhibition starts on Saturday, 14th September and runs through to Saturday, 2nd November.

The Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday: 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm.


We now have a team of artists to coordinate the Gallery exhibitions on a rotating basis.

For further information about exhibitions, please contact the current Gallery co-ordinator:

Charles Walker – e-mail:; tel: 07708421574, who will also email an enquiry form for artists wishing to be considered as exhibitors in the Gallery.



Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip
Oct 18 @ 8:30 pm

Mik Artistik is a poet, performer, artist and comedian. With his compadre Jonny Flockton on guitars and a selection of well heeled bass players , they travel from city to city, frightening and delighting adults and children with their special brand of joyous madness.

Iggy Pop played two of their tunes on his radio show on 6Music and called “Plastic Fox” a “stone old classic”, and introduced  “Sweet Leaf of the North” with ”This is a great song”.

Gideon Coe on 6music calls them “The best live act I’ve seen all summer”.

Martin Parr calls them “My favourite band on the planet”.

They’ve played Glastonbury for the last ten years, supported Faust, Chas and Dave , played the London Fashion Show, and Batley Rugby Club , and are loved by all/some.

Mik is supported by Nick Degg, multi-award winning Poetry Slam Finalist, and probably the only poet with a whistled poem in his repertoire.

He has a range of writing styles from bittersweet love poems, to out and out comedic rants. Always delivered with some Northern oomph.


Date/Time: Friday 18th October, 8pm for 8.30pm start.

£10 admission.


Once Upon a Time – The misadventures of the Brothers Grimm
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Once Upon a Time   – The Misadventures of the Brothers Grimm

A rip-roaring comedy adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion.

The Brothers Grimm are kidnapped on the eve of publishing the final volume of what will become the greatest collection of fairy-tales ever to be published and it’s down to their lesser known (but incredibly brave) sister, Lotte to travel deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom and confront evil Rumpelstiltskin.

Three versatile actors perform over twenty different characters (goodies and baddies) in this epic quest to save the day. Will Rapunzel’s hair be crucial to the plot? Should you risk a bite of Snow White’s apple? And are Hansel and Gretel going to be any use at all or will they throw Lotte to the mercy of the wicked witch?

Inspired by the slapstick greats, Gonzo Moose always bring the house down – a thrilling show for all the family!

An exuberant mash-up of improvisation, physical theatre, slapstick and satire.‘ The Stage

Wild, crazy, inspired and devilishly funny.’ Oxford Times

A professional theatre show brought to us by Live&Local, supported by Arts Council England and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

Comments on other shows:

“Very, fantastically funny show! Thank you!”
“What a fantastic show! My son and I enjoyed it equally. Brilliant.”
“An awesome and satisfyingly exhausting performance! Thanks x”
“Adults enjoyed it as much as the children!”
“That was the best play ever!”
“Fantastic show!! Something for everyone- West End transfer!”
“Thank you for a truly magical and thrilling evening of theatre magic!! Amazing,
talented trio”

Tickets:   £12.00 in advance  (£13.00 on the night);  £6.00 for students.

Disability parking at rear of building.

Licensed bar, soft and hot drinks available from 7pm.

Comedians Working on Words
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

Comedian Lou Conran brings some of her pals to Leek, to practice some new material for their Edinburgh/Touring Stand Up Shows. Some of it will be comedy gold, and some of it will be ’new material’ that may never surface again. Come and watch the professionals doing their workings out before a crowd.

Pay on the door £5 or from our WeGotTickets site.

Doors 7.30pm

Starts 8pm

The White Crow  (12A) – Meal Deal
Oct 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Ralph Fiennes’ third directorial outing is a thrilling, ambitious, beautifully shot  biopic of Nureyev, whose defection from the USSR to the west stunned the world. Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko plays the inscrutable Nureyev, whose talent and temperament shook international relations. 1961: amid the raging Cold War, Soviet authorities  send the world-renowned Kirov Ballet to Paris to demonstrate the cultural refinement behind the Iron Curtain. To the annoyance of his KGB minders, Rudolf Nureyev (one of the leading dancers), is smitten with Paris – its museums, jazz bars and social life, awakening a dangerous desire for creative independence.

UK/Serbia/France  2018 127 mins   (partially subtitled)  Dir:  Ralph Fiennes


Enjoy delicious Russian food in our Café before watching the film.  Servings between 6.30 and 7 pm.  Meal Deal tickets MUST be booked in advance. Priority will be given to Meal Deal tickets, with Film Only tickets released only 1-2 weeks before the screening.

Chicken Plov or a vegan Plov (sweet potato and chickpea)
Sharlotka (Russian apple cake) with spiced cream.


Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

12A bbfc

BBFC Classification guidelines

Thunder Hammer – The Monsters of Rock Halloween Ball
Oct 25 @ 7:15 pm

Brilliant to get the mighty HAMMER back after yet another fab show at Trentham Gardens in front of over 2000 rock fans … Forged in the fires of Stoke On Trent, Thunderhammer, combining their individual musicianship and a wealth of experience gained only from entertaining Rock fans across the U.K and Europe, are set to strike down upon thee with all of your favourite Rock Anthems.

THESE TICKETS WILL FLY OUT SO BE QUICK …..£12 in advance £14 on the door

door 7.15pm starts 8.00pm

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (U)          
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Half Term Children’s Matinee Screening

The Grimm fairy tale gets a Technicolor treatment in Disney’s first animated feature. Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as a hag, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince.

USA 1937  88 mins (Animation) 


Subsidised Film Tickets: £2 per child, £2 per adult accompanying child.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Soft drinks bar, with bar snacks, available from 1.30 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.


BBFC Classification guidelines

All Is True  (12A)    
Oct 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Kenneth Branagh’s new take on Shakespeare sees him playing the bard himself. All Is True follows the relationship between Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway during the tumultuous final years of his life, that saw a devastating fire destroy the Globe Theatre and a return to Stratford to face tragedy, a troubled past and his neglected family. Ben Elton doesn’t move far from his recent Upstart Crow territory to provide the screenplay for a cast including Judi Dench as Anne Hathaway and Sir Ian McKellan as the Earl of Southampton.

UK  2018  101 mins  Dir:  Kenneth Branagh


Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.

12A bbfc

BBFC Classification guidelines

Stand Up Labour Fundraiser – headliner Justin Moorhouse
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 3:00 am


Staffordshire Moorlands Labour Party presents a fundraiser stand up comedy night with…..

Compere Dominic Woodward .
A keen eye for observational comedy and genuine funny bones …..

Andy White -a loveable fool easily one of the best on the circuit. Brilliant mimicry, silly, topical, clever, a jumping Jack Flash of comedy.
Justin Moorhouse
Lindsey Santoro Lindsey Santoro has taken the circuit by storm since making her debut in 2014. Still one of the best hidden gems on the circuit Lindsey, who hails from Birmingham, has in her short time earned a place in the finals of both The English Comedian Of The Year and The Funny Women competitions. Not only has she done that but Lindsey has now progressed into paid work with bookers such as Buzz Comedy Clubs, Spikey Mike (15’s), Who Dares Grins & The Comedy Lounge in Hull.

Justin hosts his own show Tea Time With Justin Moorhouse daily on Manchester’s Sony Award winning radio station Key 103.

TV credits include playing Young Kenny in the award-winning Phoenix Nights (C4), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Charlotte Church Show (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Grumpy Guides (BBCTwo2) and Shameless (E4).

Justin also appeared in the 2009 Ken Loach feature film Looking For Eric.

Writing credits include The 11 O’Clock Show (C4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4) and critically acclaimed comedy drama An Insurance Inspector Calls (BBC Radio 4).

‘Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd’ (Sunday Times)

‘A comedic tour de force. Excruciatingly funny… brought a tear to a critical eye’ (The Herald)

‘Quirky and imaginative stories… A brilliant entertainer’ (The Stage)

‘Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world’ (The List).






What Now! – Climate Crisis Show
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm

A live evening  musical show  during the Zero Carbon Britain (ZCB) course, presented by Paul Allen of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).  There are still a few places available for this 2 day course.

Janet Russell and Jim Woodland will be performing the Premiere of their new production  ‘What Now!

Supported by the Peace Through Folk Choir – the show approaches the Climate Crisis from a point of open curiosity.
“Where have we been? “
“Where are we going?
“What can we do?”

With a sometimes humorous, sometimes angry, sometimes poignant, sometimes optimistic look at the different angles people are coming from

* the climate change deniers,

* the people who stick their heads in the sand,

* the worriers,

* the climate grievers,

* the doers.

The show will be quoting George Monbiot, Greta Thunberg, Zoe Williams, Ken Loach, and Tony Benn, amongst others, and include songs to provide perspective.

About Jim Woodland –

‘Formidable & Powerful’
(Tom Robinson)

‘The most stimulating performance I’ve heard for a long time’
(The Guardian)

‘Intense & Recommended’
(City Limits)

About Janet Russell  –

“Janet Russell’s arresting voice ……. whose distinctive power and edge make dramatic listening”
(Tony Rose, The Guardian)
“Janet, I just wanted to let you know how moved everyone was by your version of  “The Song of the Olive Tree”. 
(Leon Rosselson)
“Janet Russell confirmed that she’s one of the Scottish folk scene’s forgotten treasures”
(Rob Adams, the Glasgow Herald)

Admission to the show £10 (£5 conc)
(ZCB Course delegates free)

To reserve tickets contact

or phone or sms text 0780 552 9492