Small Town Jones Video

Described as ‘Annoyingly Good’ by Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2 and playing live on November 22nd at Foxlowe arts centre.
Tickets and more info is here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/187735 and here’s Small Town Jones website: http://www.jimjones.co.uk/.

In the meantime have a look at this great video:

Small Town Jones – “Red”from Another Lazy Sunday on Vimeo.

Christmas Panto in Leek!

Pantomime’s back in Leek – Rotten Park Road productions are putting on a fabulous version of Pinocchio on December 15th & 22nd with a 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm evening show for all ages from 3-12 and up to 99 – fun for all the family – he’s behind you!

Tickets available from Foxlowe arts centre, Colloco, Over The Rainbow Toys and online at http://www.wegottickets.com/location/9311

Steampunk & Victoriana exhibition review

Here’s a review on Forbidden Planet of our exhibition ‘Steampunk & Victoriana’  : http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/2012/steampunk-and-victoriana-exhibition-foxlowe-arts-centre-leek/

Steampunk & Victoriana exhibition

The Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek invites visitors to a scintillating and stupendous Victorian inspired showcase. Its Steampunk & Victoriana Exhibition runs from Saturday 20th October to Sunday 18th November, giving us a glimpse into a futuristic Victorian world that combines influences of past and future technologies in a scientific and romantic setting.

Steampunk originated in the 1980s inspired and influenced by 19th century science fiction, and is set in a world where steam power is paramount. The genre pays homage to the novels of Jules Verne and HG Wells and has grown from a literary movement to become a lifestyle choice for steampunk enthusiasts who dress in Victorian gear and create artworks based around the imagined technology.

Foxlowe arts centre Steampunk exhibition

The exhibition will display costumes, objects, artwork and memorabilia showcasing the Steampunk genre and the Victorian era.

Artists featuring in the exhibition include Jema Hewitt who shares her absinthe fairy gown with us and jewellery creations. Jema is a well known Steampunk figure who’s alter ego Miss Emilly Ladybird is a Steampunk adventuress that travels the world searching out artefacts. Dr Geof, Phantoms Siren aka Vyctoria Hart and Stefany Maden all introduce us to some unusual and interesting characters.

The exhibition also features local artists Neil Watkins, Liz Yates and Justin Rasbridge who will be sharing their Steampunk and Victorian inspired creations, alongside Scottish artist Nicola Brand, all taking us into a world of wonderment and possibility.

Bradford Museum have kindly loaned some striking Steampunk art panels and artwork to the art centre for display in the exhibition.

Georgia Hamilton the exhibition organiser told us ‘I saw the Steampunk exhibition in Bradford and really loved the unusual characters and stories that were created by the artists and wanted to share some of this wonderful growing movement. This exhibition is stimulating and intriguing and brings something a little different for the audience to consider’

The Steampunk & Victoriana exhibition runs for four weeks from Saturday 20th October to Sunday 18th November with a preview evening taking place on Friday 19th October from 6.30pm which members of the public are welcome to attend.


Curate your own art exhibition

Would you like to curate your own art exhibition? Well here’s your chance – you may have seen the vinyl record covers on the wall in the Foxlowe arts centre cafe (or not!).

Curate your own exhibition

If you’ve still got your vinyl choose 6 covers that may be special to you, tell a musical story, musical genre or just look good – contact us here with your details – we’ll get back in touch and sort it out with you. A few words why you picked the albums would be good as well. Then you can hold you can invite your friends round and show off, you could even have a tiny launch party!

Robert Vincent playing at Foxlowe arts centre

Photo’s of Robert Vincent, Liverpool based singer-songwriter, playing at Foxlowe arts centre, September 28th. Robert is booked to return in February and also in May to play Leek art’s festival – we’ll keep you updated when we have more news.

Foxlowe Youth Theatre

Registration for the next half- term of classes (Autumn 2014) will be on Saturday, 20th September.

Juniors can register from 9.15 for the Junior classes which will run from 9.30 – 11.00 and Seniors can register from 11.15 for the Senior classes which will run from 11.30 – 1.00.

The sessions will run from 20th September for six weeks.
The charge per half term is £36.00

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Teresa Pattison

If you have any questions or would like information please email Teresa – performingarts@foxloweartscentre.org.uk

Albert Lee at Leek Arts Festival

Albert Lee played at Foxlowe Arts Centre on May 9th as part of Leek Arts Festival.

Here’s a small gallery courtesy of Leek Arts Festival of the evening.

Heritage Rooms Now Open

The Heritage rooms at Foxlowe arts centre were opened on Friday, April 20th with two exhibitions organised by Cathryn Walton, Secretary of Leek & District Historical Society and Heritage coordinator at Foxlowe arts centre.

The two exhibitions feature a history of Leek’s textile mills and the many companies that were established in Leek and an overview of Leek’s rich heritage, including information on The Foxlowe and the Cruso family.

Leek Arts Festival

Foxlowe arts centre is hosting 14 events during May as part of Leek Arts Festival. Some of these events have been moved from the Swan after it closed in April and many of the events are selling out fast.

To see the full list of Leek Arts Festival events at the Foxlowe arts centre please go to our what’s on calendar. You can filter by category to just see the arts festival events or view our full calendar including exhibitions.