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.

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


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.


Fourteen make festive wreaths at the Foxlowe

Saturday’s wreath workshop, organised by the Foxlowe gardeners, saw a wonderful diversity of Christmas wreaths being made by our nimble-fingered participants, whose ages ranged from 13 to 86.  Everyone took home a beautiful and unique wreath – a lovely way to spend a pre-Christmas Saturday morning in good company.

Thanks to all who took part and especially to Chris, who made an extra wreath for the Foxlowe’s own front door.


Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2017-2018

Please note that the opening hours displayed above are in addition to our usual opening hours.

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.

Cafe Art – Nicola Richardson

Nicola’s full time occupation as a firefighter for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and family life with three children suggests that finding time to develop her Artwork reflects commitment and passion.

Subject matter for works in watercolour, pastel and oil paint initially favoured Animals and Wildlife and more recently has included human figures in narrative settings. The exhibition includes original works and limited edition prints of the originals.

Qigong Classes

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

9 January, 23 January, 13 February, 27 February, 13 March, 27 March, 10 April, 24 April

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

Pure Yoga Class – Wednesday mornings cancelled till after Christmas

There will be no more Wednesday classes in the lead up to Christmas.  For further details about classes after Christmas, please check the website then or contact Angela directly on 07837 253161 or email angelajayneriley@icloud.com.

‘Unique Artwork for Christmas’ – preview

Coinciding with the Christmas Lights switch-on on Friday night, the Unique Artwork for Christmas  preview provided a great opportunity to admire wonderful artwork and do some Christmas shopping, all in the warmth of the Foxlowe gallery.

The work came from the five members of Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall.