Gallery – Enos Lovatt Exhibition
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm

The Enos Lovatt exhibition starts on Saturday 14th September and runs till Saturday, 2nd November.

Enos Lovatt British abstract artist was born in 1937 on the outskirts of the Potteries and spent most of his formative years first in Gillow Heath and latterly, until his marriage in 1971, at Mow Cop. His parents had a small holding on Mow Lane where they brought up their five children. Enos Snr had been a miner and after an accident worked in a factory and at his small holding. His wife Gladys had studied art before her marriage and, along with her husband, was very encouraging and nurturing of the creativity of the children.

Much of the subject matter of Enos’ early work, before he went to the Royal College of Art in 1959, was informed by his surroundings and in particular his family. He created a large number of images of himself, his father, his mother and his siblings.

Before attending the Royal College of Art, Enos attended Portland House in Burslem and then studied for his NDD at Stoke on Trent College of Art (Burslem College of Art) from 1954-54. He then did his National Service as a trainee medic and was based in Scotland, mainly Glasgow, where he sometimes attended classes at the Glasgow School of Art.

At the Royal College of Art, Enos was a contemporary of Peter Blake and David Hockney and his work captures that great sense of the Art History of that era. On leaving the Royal College in 1962, Enos took on the role of part-time lecturer at the Burslem School of Art until 1968 and latterly was a full-time lecturer in painting at North Staffordshire Polytechnic from 1970 until his retirement in 1992.

Enos once said “When I have finished at the Royal College, I want to come back and paint in and around the countryside where I live.”

His heart was and still remains tied inextricably to Mow Cop and the Potteries where he spent most of his life.

The works on paper are all original and signed and dated by Enos and they are striking in their vibrancy and boldness and the exhibition will also include  some of Enos’ inspired sculptures.   The works on paper are all priced below £400 and this exhibition is a great celebration of such an exciting period of Art History.

The exhibition starts on Saturday, 14th September and runs through to Saturday, 2nd November.

The Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday: 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm.


We now have a team of artists to coordinate the Gallery exhibitions on a rotating basis.

For further information about exhibitions, please contact the current Gallery co-ordinator:

Charles Walker – e-mail:; tel: 07708421574, who will also email an enquiry form for artists wishing to be considered as exhibitors in the Gallery.



Comedians Working on Words
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm

Comedian Lou Conran brings some of her pals to Leek, to practice some new material for their Edinburgh/Touring Stand Up Shows. Some of it will be comedy gold, and some of it will be ’new material’ that may never surface again. Come and watch the professionals doing their workings out before a crowd.

Pay on the door £5 or from our WeGotTickets site.

Doors 7.30pm

Starts 8pm

The Sisters Brothers (15)         
Sep 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

John C Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star in French filmmaker Jacques Audiard’s (Rust and Bone) English language debut, a subtle and darkly funny Western. 1850s Oregan: the squabbling Sisters brothers, Eli and Charlie, are two rangy, disreputable guys  who are in fact assassins, beginning a new mission for the shadowy “Commodore”. The storytelling is broad and appealing, the narrative witty and delightfully offbeat, in a satisfying story that both subverts and indulges the typical Western.  Reilly and Phoenix are immensely watchable.

France/Spain/Romania/Belgium/USA  2018  122 mins   Dir:  Jacques Audiard


Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.


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The Red Cross Hospital at Foxlowe
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

Joan Bennett, chair of Leek and District Historical Society, will present a fascinating and informative illustrated talk about Foxlowe in WW1 when it was used as a Red Cross Hospital treating injured men from Leek and elsewhere.

Many well know Leek families were involved in running the hospital involved in nursing, cooking, fund raising etc. Joan informs us about this engrossing period between the years when Foxlowe was a private house before becoming the headquarters of the Textile Union.

The lecturers in this programme ‘gift’ their talks to the Foxlowe, for which we thank them.

Admission is free, with a Bucket Collection, also for the Foxlowe, for which we thank you.

The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)       
Sep 24 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Writer-director Sarah Colangelo’s feature film is based on the 2014 Israeli film of the same name. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a forty-year old married kindergarten teacher living in Staten Island who is terminally bored with her banal middle-class existence. When she becomes convinced that her five-year-old student is a budding poetic genius, she decides to nurture his talents in a reckless and questionable manner.

“Exquisitely non-judgmental, this is one of those little films that restores your faith in indie cinema.” London Evening Standard.

“It’s the best performance from Gyllenhaal since her breakthrough performance in Steven Shainberg’s 2002 cult classic Secretary.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

UK  2018 96 mins  Dir: Sarah Colangelo


Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.


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Musicians against Homelessness
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm


It’s our annual fundraiser with Musicians Against Homelessness. Raising money for homeless charity Crisis. A stellar line-up of local luminaries and touring tremendousness.

Typical Hunks
The Jesus Bolt

£5 on the door – all profit goes directly to Crisis –

Amazing Grace (U)  
Oct 1 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

As part of Leek’s Blues and Americana festival featuring over 50 acts over 5 nights, we are delighted to screen Amazing Grace. Almost 50 years after technical issues scuppered its original release, Sydney Pollack’s concert film of Aretha Franklin’s legendary gospel album, Amazing Grace is finally on the big screen. Shot over two nights in January 1972, the film shows Franklin return to her gospel roots at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles before an ecstatic live audience. Amazing Grace went on to become one of the biggest and most beloved albums of Aretha’s career. “Amazing Grace is, without a doubt one of the finest music documentaries ever. For close to 90 minutes I sat with chills up and down my spine in a near-constant roll” The Guardian.

USA  2019  89 mins   Dir:  Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack


Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.


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Martin Harley
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation.

The new studio album ‘Static In The Wires’ was released in February 2017, it was produced by Martin & Daniel Kimbro and recorded in Nashville. It follows the critically acclaimed ‘Live At Southern Ground. A ‘Spellbinding 50 minutes’ as The Observer put it. It is Martin’s 7th album to date and the 2nd to feature Daniel Kimbro as well as 14 time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas (Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton), Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton, Sam Lewis) and Micah Hulsher (Alabama Shakes). The album was tracked live at Wow & Flutter Studios in East Nashville over four days. Engineered and mixed by analogue guru Joe V McMahan making use of every corner of the space. The drums sounded great in the kitchen and if you listen carefully you can hear the freight trains rolling past.

The two musicians met through a mutual friend Sam Lewis at Hippie Jack’s music festival in Crawford Tennessee. After a brief backstage rehearsal, the two took to the stage for an hour of largely improvised music. A few weeks later they were cutting a record at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground studios. Their live shows seek to bring aspects of blues, Americana and folk to the table. Martin plays a 100 year Weissenborn (Hawaiian acoustic lap guitar), Daniel plucks beats, scratches and bows his double bass to create and an unexpected array of textures and sounds.

Recently Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville, performed on the Cayamo Cruise with Chris Stapleton, toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron & Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others. His music has features on hit TV shows such as the Vampire Diaries, Banshee, America best Bars and VH1’s Morning Buzz. Last summer in Canada he and Daniel played Winnipeg, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary Folk Music Festivals as well as shows in the Caribbean, the US and Europe.

Daniel has played the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Tennessee Theatre, Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Hardly Strictly, Bluegrass, StordFest, The Kate Wolf Folk Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Blue Note Tokyo, Chateau St. Michelle, Jammin at Hippie Jacks (Jack’s) and many more.

“Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues” – *Guitarist Magazine***

“Martin is arguably the best Weissenborn player in the UK and has been for many years.” – *Weissenborn Exchange**

“No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” – *Roots Magazine***

“Awesome” – *Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2***

“Quite simply a great live act” – *Time Out London*

Funhouse Comedy Club
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

Simon Wozniak
Daf Thomas
Compere Cheeky Blinders





White Light White Peak – The Live Experience
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

Award-winning playwright, photographer and poet, Simon Corble, shares an evening of his Peak District experiences: Encounters with the weather, wildlife and people; some amusing, some thought-provoking and many involving a Springer Spaniel or two. His “magic” poems, are told in a conversational style, like very short stories, as his atmospheric, monochrome images are projected onto a large screen and wild soundscapes fill the air: “One Word: Mesmerising!” – Caroline Small. “…please do not miss this exceptional and lovingly performed production.” – Jim Marriott, reviewer, Buxton Festival Fringe.

Simon’s newly published and highly praised book of White Light White Peak is also on sale at the event.

doors 7.30pm starts 8.00pm £10 and concessions £8