Gallery – Outline Art Exhibition
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm

We are pleased to welcome Outline Art to the Gallery, starting with preview event on Friday 17th August.

Outline Art is a group of professional artists who live on the borders of Cheshire and Staffordshire. The group was formed to promote the work of individual members who live and work in outlying areas where easy access to the opportunities in large cities is limited.

The collective aim is to bring high quality work to the attention of a wider audience through exhibitions and events at venues throughout the region and beyond

The 10 members of the group combine a wealth of experience and work in different styles including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, stitch and textiles.

Preview Evening 7.00-9.00pm, Friday 17th August 2018.  Exhibition concludes 22nd September 2018. 

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


For further information please contact Gallery co-ordinator

Jane Wilde – 07941548512


Leek’s Silk Heritage
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Leek’s Silk Heritage by Cathryn Walton.


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.

Stand Up for Labour -Justin Moorhouse, Steve Day, Theresa May Cabaret, Crispin Flintoff
Sep 20 @ 8:30 pm

Stand up for Labour holds its first event for Leek Labour Party at the Foxlowe Arts Centre (Market Place, Leek, Staffs ST13 6AD), featuring three fantastic comedians and headlined by the one and only Arthur Smith.

Doors open at 7pm- 7.30PM  /the show starts at 8.30pm

Opening act Steve Day is the country’s only deaf comedian and has been performing at the UK’s top comedy clubs for over 15 years. His mix of anecdotes and gags has made him a favourite of Stand up for Labour audiences.

Theresa May Cabaret is a relatively new act on the circuit, who has gone down a storm at Stand up for Labour shows in Bournemouth, Manchester, Ipswich and Theresa May’s own constituency, Maidenhead. Her comic burlesque act is hilarious and shocking at the same time.Justin Moorhouse is a stand-up comedian, actor and regular voice on radio. His acting credits include playing Young Kenny in Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ and Spleen in Ken Loach’s film ‘Looking for Eric’. He is a regular headlininer at comedy clubs across the country and starred in the BBC’s ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’. Radio appearances include writing and appearing in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom ‘Everyone Quite Likes Justin’.

Hosting this incredible line up is Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour and has now organised over 250 shows in six years. Crispin was once a runner-up at the prestigious Hackney Empire New Acts competition and went on to appear on Paramount Comedy Channel’s ‘The World Stands Up’. He has also appeared on ‘Daily Politics’ and ran the ‘#JC4PM’ variety tour.

The evening also features a raffle and liquid prizes.

tickets costt is £14 in advance and £15 if bought on the door.



3D Needle Felting with Jo Gardiner Art
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

3D Needle Felting with Jo Gardiner Art

Join us for a creative day with Jo, creating your very own hare. £55 includes all instruction and materials, a fab lunch at the Foxlowe Arts Centre and a mini kit of sponge and needles to take home.

Jo Gardiner Art

Animal portraits & original artwork from a self taught artist, with a love of nature and wildlife. Come and see me at the Makers Place, Macclesfield

Cabbage Rose

ArtLeek, Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom
Cabbage Rose provides a wide range of Adult and Child art and craft workshops and parties based in The Foxlowe Arts Centre.


WomanKind – Dance and Relax
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WomanKind – Dance and Relax

A class for women of all abilities to come together, have fun, dance and relax.  Inspired by various types of dance it will involve some free movement and ends with a guided relaxation.

Laura is passionate about dance and has experienced the benefits for years. She’s creates space for women to ‘have a go’, feel safe and dance. Laura is qualified in Yoga & Mystical Dance.

Please bring a yoga mat and blanket if you can. A limited number are available.

Contact Laura to book a place or just turn up… £7.00

Laura at Gaia Life Holistic Therapies/WomanKind Dance and Relax  

Tel: 07533280176




Funny Cow (15)
Sep 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian known only as Funny Cow, standing up to her violent husband and the sexist 1970s Northern English club circuit. Funny Cow is hilarious and heart-breaking, a film about the power of laughter and how to transform pain into humour. Richard Hawley provides a melancholic soundtrack and fleetingly appears as a would- be musical turn, auditioning alongside Kevin Eldon, Vic Reeves and others as club entertainers with truly sublime acts.

“Peake is excellent”. The Radio Times.

UK  2017 102 mins   (Director:  Adrian Shergold)


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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Twisted Tales
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Three playfully twisted, darkly funny stories reminiscent of (and inspired by) cult classics like ‘The Twilight Zone’ and the BBC’s ‘Inside No. 9’. Each stylishly explores the idea of, ‘How far would you go to get what you want?’ and transports the audience to strange and sometimes surreal realms along the way.

With pitch black humour and elegantly crafted plots that always look to wrongfoot you, this is consummate anthology drama-comedy. And really, who doesn’t love a good goosebump-inducing scare?

Witty, pacy and very funny.

Doors open: 7:00pm.

Disability parking at rear of building.

Licensed bar, soft and hot drinks available.

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (12A)
Oct 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

On the eve of Leek’s Blues and Americana festival featuring over 50 acts over 5 nights, we are privileged and excited to bring you the UK premiere of the amazing Sidemen: Long Road to Glory, an intimate look at the lives and legacies of three legendary bluesmen: piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith, and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen.  The film captures some of the last interviews and final live performances, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary musicians inspired, including Joe Bonamassa, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt.

Including a short talk from Mike Gledhill.

USA  2017  77 mins   (Director:  Scott D. Rosenbaum)


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 Guy Tortora Band (+ Dave Luke & Chuck Macallef)
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

Born & raised in Pasadena, California, Guy Tortora is currently based in London, in the UK.

What he does as a songwriter and performer is what people like to call Americana these days  —  a hard term to define as it seems to mean different things depending on who you’re talking to.  But if to you it means original songs, well constructed and well performed, in some of the various musical idioms that originated in the USA  —  blues, jazz, folk and roots  —  and also interpreting the work of other writers in these genres with depth and feeling, then you should check out his work if you haven’t already.

Over the last few years he has laid claim to a unique niche on the Blues ‘n’ Roots scene in the UK and European Continent, from small clubs and theatres to festivals. His two recent solo albums received a warm welcome in the Blues ‘n’ Roots reviews, a third album was released in 2008 to great acclaim from reviewers and audiences alike. When travelling light, he performs in stripped down acoustic mode either on his own, or accompanied by bass or keyboards. At many UK gigs he appears with the Guy Tortora Band, his own four-piece outfit of accomplished musicians from the UK and Europe. With this band he has performed live with artists as diverse as Eric Clapton, Pee Wee Ellis, John Cleary and Eric Bibb. He has gigged across North America and much of Europe. He also performs solo, and in duo or trio format with his regular members of the Guy Tortora Band: bassman Costa Tancredi, or keys player Janos Bajtala. Recently he has formed an acoustic duo partnership with Ben Tyzack of UK band Spikedrivers – Guy and Ben have is a short UK tour planned for November 2015.

Guy is a guitar player of some accomplishment and a distinctive songwriter. On both acoustic and electric guitars he plays finger style, and is a fine bottleneck and slide player. His playing is not the flashy guitar-slinger style beloved of blues rockers everywhere, but understated, and leaves room for the songs to make an impact, whether his own or the “covers” he performs that include many old standards and traditional tunes as well as songs by more recent American writers such as Eric Bibb or Kreig Viesselman.

“As much understated soul as anyone has a right to expect . . . something of an undiscovered treasure.” Americana-UK

“Excellent song writing. Subtle, beautiful . . . and lovely slide guitar!”  Paul Jones — BBC Radio 2

“There is a real depth of feeling to Tortora’s music”  Maverick Magazine

“A master songsmith . . . File under Tortoriana !  Blues Matters! (UK)



7.30pm doors

8.00pm start.

Funhouse Comedy Club
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm

With Leek’s Secret Comedy Club……..

Graeme Collard
Compere James Cook


Doors 7.30pm

Starts  8.30pm