ST13 Mar-Apr 2017

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An on-line copy of ST13 (No 44) is now available.

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Brilliant Burns Night


From the piping in of the Haggis, the Selkirk Grace, entertaining toasts and the delicious traditional meal to the creative ceilidh dancing, a buoyant time was had by all.

Many thanks to John and Margaret Knox for organising it, Cuckoo’s Nest for the music and Sarah Clough for calling the dances.  Not least the ‘lassies’ from the kitchen (pictured here), who provided such a splendid meal and service.


Live Like Never Before

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Live Like Never Before, then Transform Your Life.
This new series of meditation classes is open to beginners and those with meditation experience. We will look at the special qualities and benefits of meditation, learning how to develop peace of mind and a foundation for true happiness within ourself through meditation. Come and learn how to live like before, everyone welcome!
The teacher is Gen Kelsang Sangye, an English Buddhist monk with nearly 25 years of teaching and meditation experience from the Samudra Centre, Buxton.
Monday mornings at 10.30 in the William Morris Room (on the first floor beside the Gallery).
Class fee per class £6, concession £5, whole series £38 (in advance on-line @

New Film Programme for Spring

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The new film programme starts on Tuesday, 17th January.  The documentary films start on Wednesday, 1st February.

For details see What’s On or pick up a programme.  Copies are available in the vestibule at the Foxlowe and elsewhere around town.


ST13 Jan-Feb 2017

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An on-line copy of ST13 (No 43) is now available.

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ST13 Nov-Dec 2016


An on-line copy of ST13 (No 42) is now available.

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Apple Fest


The Apple Fest saw 110 bottles of scrummy additive-free juiced though communal effort on a beautiful autumn day in the garden.  Visitors were kept fortified with lots of different apple cakes,  local award-winning cider from Congleton Community Co-op and heritage apples from the National Fruit Collection in Kent. These are exceptional apples that can’t be easily bought elsewhere.


Leftover apples and cider are now available for sale in the café and bar.


Foxlowe Arts Centre brings professional theatre to Leek

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Following the two successful shows earlier in the year, we’re pleased to be able to continue presenting professional theatre events, with four new shows booked.

The first is on Friday 14 October.  It’s called “Giants on the Hill”, and it’s very appropriate to us in the Moorlands.   It tells the story of a fictional rural community and the conflicts caused by the proposed siting of a windfarm in its vicinity.   Are windfarms a valuable and sustainable way to shift how we provide our energy?  Or are they just a financial liability and blight on our landscapes?  This quirky and engaging new play is brought by Centric Theatre Company.

Second, on Thursday 17 November, is Launch Party which comes from Farnham Maltings in a co-production with award winning Bucket Theatre.

“Martha and Vi are twins.  They grew up side by side, watching the stars, but recently they’ve drifted.  While Martha has stayed in their home village, laying down roots, Vi has been across the globe training as an astronaut, preparing to launch herself into the unknown.  Before Vi blasts off, Martha has arranged a party in the village hall to send her off in style – and you’re invited.”

Then in the New Year, we’re proud to be offering a show for 4 – 7 year olds:  “Shoe Kangaroo and the Big Bad Boot” from the long-established Garlic Theatre will be here on 25 January, and at the end of March Arletty Theatre are bringing Quilter and the Ghost.

These shows are brought to Leek with the support of Live & Local, the not-for-profit arts organisation working across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. It supports a network of voluntary organisations that bring communities together to enjoy high quality, affordable and professional live performances and film screenings. Live & Local receives financial support from Arts Council England, Staffordshire County and Staffordshire Moorlands District Councils in order to be sure it can attract high quality work to communities like Leek.



ST13 Sept-Oct 2016

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An on-line copy of ST13 (No 41) is now available.

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ST13 July-Aug 2016

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An on-line copy of ST13 (No 40) is now available.

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