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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.

E-mail: peacethroughfolk@gmail.com

Phone: 0780 552 9492

For more details see the full leaflet.

 

 

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 qigong@w3z.co.uk or visit www.threetreasuresqigong.co.uk

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.

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

 

Three Big Gigs in March – Not to be missed!

We have a feast in store for music lovers at the end of March.

First up, Wille and the Bandits, supported by new band Blackballed, on Friday 23rd.

Having toured their unique brand of roots rock with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, The John Butler Trio and Status Quo, Wille and the Bandits are now proudly touring their brand new, critically acclaimed album ‘Breakfree’.
The band are famous for creating an astonishingly huge sound, incorporating eclectic grooves from World music to Heavy Rock, using bizarre instrumentation such as Tongue Drum, Djembe, Lap steel guitar and Double bass they push the boundaries of what is expected of a modern three piece.

Then, the following week, on Wednesday 28th, Bob Log III – a spaceman playing a gig, not to be missed.

Bob Log III, Fat Possum recording artist and one man band crown prince of punk blues from Tuscon, Arizona. Witnessing Bob Log live is an unmissable and unforgettable experience.

And the following night, Thursday 29th, Dub Pistolsfestival favourites play in Leek.

“The band’s reputation as an explosive live act has seen them turn into super-tight festival regulars, with the Dub Pistols headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Glastonbury, Bestival and Beat-Herder. Their bass-driven live machine has seen them win numerous plaudits along the way and recent live guests have included vocalists Rodney P, The Specials’ Terry Hall and Neville Staple, rap wünderkid T.K., Sugardaddy horn-blower Tim Hutton & scratch maestro, DJ Stix.”

Spring Film Programme

Our new film programme starts on Tuesday, 9th January and the first film will be Loving Vincent (12A).  We are also excited this time to be running a mini Russian season, which includes the poignant film The Fencer (PG) and the dark but very funny satire, The Death of Stalin (15).

Printed programmes are now available at the Foxlowe and the films will be on the website and ticketing site by the New Year.   For a sneak preview see the downloadable programme.

Tickets are still at the printers but should be available by the first weekend in January.

 

Raise a Festive Glass to the ‘Yes Men’ and ‘The Other Side of Hope’

Get into the festive spirit literally at the last two films of the season. The film group will be serving apple and brandy punch (downloadable recipe here) and mince pies at the Wednesday (6th December) screening of The Yes Men are Revolting, and then mulled wine and stollen at The Other Side of Hope on Tuesday, 12th December.

Film ‘Maudie’ to be replaced by ‘My Cousin Rachel’

Despite hopes that we would be able to confirm Maudie (5th December) for the current season, we have had to postpone it till after Christmas.  Its replacement is My Cousin Rachel, the 2017 film based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. Details in What’s On on the website.

 

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