Outdoor Activities


We are fortunate to have a large garden in the centre of Leek, which is popular with visitors in spring, summer and autumn.  The terrace allows al fresco eating and drinking and overlooks one of two spacious lawns.

Children are particularly welcome to run around and explore, although we do ask parents or carers to keep an eye on them and encourage them to respect the plants and wildlife.  Dogs are also welcome.

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

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.”

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We need to know what our visitors think about the Foxlowe, so that we can maintain and improve the service we offer.  We would be delighted if you took part in our on-line survey, which you can access by clicking the Quick Survey button on this page.  It should only take a few minutes to complete (average time so far is less than 3 minutes).

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Thank you, your help is greatly appreciated.

Beresfords Memorial C.E. First School

Petra Lea

Petra is a professional Artist based in the Electric Picture House Artists Cooperative.  She exhibits throughout the UK and USA (New York, London, and Oxford).

Her Artworks have featured in magazines, including Rhapsodia Independent Literary Review based in Italy and Capitol No in Switzerland.

She is a member of Collagistes Collective, an International group of collage artists.  Petra is represented by The August Agency in New York and the Artbank in China.

She participates, on average, in ten exhibitions annually, both solo and group.


ST13 Jan-Feb 2018

An on-line copy of ST13 (No 49) is now available.

Follow the links for the full text:

ST13 No 49 COVER