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.”

Qigong Classes – new dates

Brett Trafford Photography

Twice-monthly classes in the Rainbow Room on a Tuesday from 10.00am to 11.30am on the following dates:

24 April, 8 May, 2 May, 12 June, 26 June, 10 July, 24 July, 14 August, 28 August.

Qigong is an ancient and powerful system of energy medicine from China:  it means ‘vital energy (Qi) cultivation (Gong).  It uses breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate Qi.   Working with Qigong exercise will relieve stress, balance the hormonal system, release toxins and strengthen the immune system, as well as slow ageing and help accelerate healing.

£10.00 per class payable on the day, but please book in advance with Lindsay.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Trevarthen, Three Treasures Qigong on 07989-986672, email or visit

Best chance to see award-winning documentary on a sustainable future

Foxlowe Films will be screening Tomorrow/Demain, an exciting and upbeat film about existing grassroots solutions to global problems on Wednesday, 4th April.  Made in France, it was winner of Best Documentary at the César Awards (the French Oscars).  Although there is now an English version, thanks to its success in North America, this is not available to buy in the UK, so at the moment public screenings like ours are the best way to see it. 

Summer Film Programme

Our new film programme starts on Tuesday, 24th April and the first film will be Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15).  The Children’s Matinee will be the very well-received Paddington 2 (PG), but please note this this will be screened on a Tuesday afternoon (29th May), not the usual Thursday. “In the lineup of the most critically acclaimed films, Citizen Kane and The Godfather have been bested by a bear from “darkest” Peru. The aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes has declared Paddington 2 to be the best reviewed film in the site’s history.” The Guardian.

Printed programmes and tickets are now at the printers, so will be available soon, and the films will be on the website and ticketing site by Easter.   For a sneak preview see the downloadable programme.

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School

ST13 MAR-APR 2018

An on-line copy of ST13 (No 50) is now available.

Follow the links for the full text:

ST13 No 50 COVER


Special Art Stall for ‘A Plastic Ocean’ Film

Special for this event – artist, Helena Shave, who uses beachcombed plastic to create colourful and imaginative pictures, will bring a stall with cards representing her work.  Acknowledging that the amount of plastic she removes from the ecosystem is a ‘drop in the ocean’, she hopes that her images will have a positive impact….   “I love walking along beaches collecting my raw materials. I have always had a keen interest in the environment, I hope my pictures also raise awareness of the damage our throwaway society is doing to our seas and beaches.

The documentary film A Plastic Ocean is showing on Wednesday, 7th March, at 7.45pm.

Fairtrade Fortnight @ the Foxlowe

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight! From 26 February to 11 March join us in supporting the farmers and workers who grow our food. With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day. Fairtrade opens doors. Come on in.

The Foxlowe supports Fairtrade throughout the year but we try to emphasise its importance whenever possible during Fairtrade Fortnight.  This year we will be having a Fairtrade stall at five of our events during the fortnight – four films and one gardener’s event.

The Party (15) – Tuesday, 27th February, 7.45pm

Lemon Tree (PG) – Wednesday, 28th February, 7.30 pm (6.00pm for food)

Seed Swap/Share – Saturday, 3rd March, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Loveless (15) – Tuesday, 6th March, 7.45pm

A Plastic Ocean (NC) – Wednesday, 7th March, 7.45pm


Foxlowe Creative Hub studio space available

Looking for a studio space for your creative business?

We have two spaces available at the Creative Hub:

1/3rd share of Studio 6 – £14 per week / £56 a month. If you’re interested message us here or contact Steve Barnett on 07891 118183

Studio 3 is a self contained studio 12.5 sq rent is £125 / month (£31.25/wk)

All studios are heated with fibre broadband, access to communal printers, meeting room and kitchen.

For Studio 3 text Marc on 07799 175909