Gallery – Inspired by India Exhibition
May 11 @ 10:00 am – Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm

The next Foxlowe Gallery Exhibition will showcase the work of four artists. Jayashree Jaipal, Stephen Richman, and Ann Roach. They work in a range of media, in representational, semi abstract and abstract styles. Subject matter and exciting colour palettes reflect travels in India, and Anil Suren will display sculptural works. His challenge is … “Placing clay in spaces”.

Preview Evening 7.00-9.00pm, Friday 10th May 2019. 

Exhibition concludes Saturday 6th July 2019. 

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


Chris Bevington Organisation + the Emma Jonson Trio
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

Chris Bevington Organisation + the Emma Jonson Trio

In 2014 Chris Bevington realised a lifetime’s ambition to record a Blues based album drawing on influences such as Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa.   After months of hard work, the first album ‘Chris Bevington and Friends’ was released to critical acclaim here in the UK, USA and globally. The album charted in the UK Blues charts on 4 occasions during 2014, 2015 & 2016 and in the USA Blues charts in 2015.

Album 2 followed in 2016 and the band included a host of Guest Musicians, Manfred Mann’s vocalist Robert Hart, 2017 Blues UK Award winning vocalist Rebecca  Downes, Chris Aldridge from The Climax Blues Band, Steve Overland from UK rock band FM and 10cc drummer Paul Burgess. Album 2 also charted in the UK Blues Charts 5 times and added to the 2016 Top 40 Playlist and also Airplay by Paul Jones –BBC Radio2.

The current line-up of this highly popular nine-piece outfit features Jim Kirkpatrick from FM, plus the fabulous duo Vocals of Kate Robertson and Sarah Miller from Nearly Dan and the Vocal and Guitar talents of Scott Ralph.  In addition to local girl, Sarah, the band will also feature the prodigious guitar talents of Leek’s own Jordan Swann, certainly someone to look out for in the coming years.

2018 saw the release of the fantastic new Album “Cut and Run” featuring 12 original tracks written and produced by Scott Ralph and Jim Kirkpatrick as played on the Paul Jones Show on BBC Radio2. The Album hit the IBBA UK chart for 5 months running, No 1 in May and June. The track ‘Got to Know’ has also hit the European Top 100 Chart.

The band will be supported by award-winning singer songwriter Emma Jonson. Emma has supported some of the UKs top acts on tour including Jamie Cullum, Heather Small, King King and Roy Wood. Her unique performance combines sophisticated original songs with energetic rhythm and blues.


Saturday May 25th 2019

7.30pm doors

8.00pm start

£10 admission (tickets from Foxlowe Arts Centre and online)

Mary Poppins Returns (U)    
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins, Joel Dawson is Georgie, Pixie Davies is Annabel and Nathanael Saleh is John in Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, a sequel to the 1964 MARY POPPINS, which takes audiences on an entirely new adventure with the practically perfect nanny and the Banks family.

Half Term Children’s Matinee Screening

It’s 1930s London and everyone’s favourite nanny has returned. The Banks children have grown up, finding themselves a little lost and in need of a friendly face and a sprinkling of magical wisdom. Emily Blunt plays the practically perfect Mary Poppins, leading a stellar cast including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Dick Van Dyke, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.  It’ll put a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

USA 2017 130 mins


Subsidised Film Tickets: £2 per child, £2 per adult accompanying child.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Soft drinks bar, with bar snacks, available from 1.30 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.


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Beautiful Boy (15)                             
May 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) co-stars with Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher) in Felix Van Groeningen’s English language debut, a powerful, soulful and intensely moving drama about addiction, its tragic consequences and reverberations through a family. Carrell is David Sheff, a successful journalist and proud father to teenage son Nic (Chalamet). A relaxed, affectionate and communicative dad, he isn’t alarmed when Nic begins experimenting with marijuana; but then his son’s initially casual interest in drugs expands into an urgent addiction to crystal meth. Based on a true story, adapted from David and Nic’s memoirs, Beautiful Boy feels entirely believable, acted with startling chemistry and painful vulnerability.

USA  2018  112 mins   Dir:  Felix Van Groeningen


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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Three Lancaster Poets
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

Three top-class poets whose collective track record includes prize-winning poems and collections and praise from fellow writers in the world of published poetry.

Mike Barlow has won many major poetry competitions including the National Poetry Competition 2006 with his poem ‘The Third Wife’.  His first collection Living on the Difference won the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition.

“There’s directness and lightness of touch, an often brilliant deftness, in Mike Barlow’s poems, and an unusual warmth – all of it underwritten by vivid detail.”  Ann Sansom, on ‘Another Place’.

Ron Scowcroft was twice longlisted for the National Poetry Prize and placed in several major competitions including The City of Derby, Magma and The Yorkshire Open.  Ron won joint first in The McLellan in 2013 and is a co-founder of Lancaster’s April Poets.

“Scowcroft has a way with language that causes the ear and mind to take notice at once. He allows for no superfluous word to sit among the finely-hewn lines of each poem.”  Liz Bahs   

 Carole Coates has published extensively in the literary press, with four full collections published by Shoestring Press.

She is interested in blending the lyric and the narrative and this year Shoestring Press will publish her pamphlet of prose poems “The Stories They Told Her” a short narrative which she hopes will be published before she comes to Leek.

Carol Ann Duffy called her long poem Jacob “an extraordinarily riveting narrative poem on the pain of childhood and its long reach, written with forensic care and heart-stopping empathy”.

The event is hosted by moorland writers Pamela Brough and Roger Elkin  with music from John Pursaill and possible mystery guest.

Cara Dillon
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world. She has a rare and unique voice that has been lauded since her very beginnings, winning the All Ireland singing trophy in 1989 – aged only 14. She’s won countless awards and accolades including “Album Of The Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Meteor Music Award for “Best Irish Female”, and Tatler’s “Woman Of The Year in Music” and has appeared in prestigious concert halls and at festivals the world over.

Doors 8pm, Event Start at 8:30 pm.

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Jeremy Hardy vs. The Israeli Army – a Tribute + Palestinian Food
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm

The Leek-Palestine Link Group invites you to join them to enjoy delicious Palestinian food and to see the film…

Jeremy Hardy vs. The Israeli Army.

When comedian Jeremy Hardy is asked to visit Palestine in April 2002 and do his bit to solve the world’s longest running conflict, facing the world’s fourth biggest military power is not his idea of a holiday.  Jeremy Hardy vs. The Israeli Army is a quirky, moving story about the courage and resolve of those who pack their bags for Palestine to stand in the way of tanks and bring an end to the occupation.

The group is screening this film as a tribute to Jeremy Hardy, who was a long-time friend of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and a vocal supporter of their mission to help ensure the rights of Palestinians to health and dignity.

“Jeremy made jokes about his height,” said Aimee Shalan, MAP’s Chief Executive, “but as one of our trustees declared when they heard the news, he was a moral giant.”

Always ready to challenge injustice with a perfect combination of mischievous wit, his support for the rights of Palestinians was unflagging. He revelled in the implausible extent of Palestinian hospitality and managed to speak about the daily grind of the occupation without belittling the immense impact of its routine indignities. We’ve lost a wonderful friend.”

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Palestinian food served and bar open from 6:00pm

Film showing at 7:30pm

This is a free event with donations welcome.

All proceeds to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)


Colette (15)                             
Jun 4 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

A radiant Kiera Knightley (Atonement, Anna Karenina) gives a career-best performance in this exhilarating and timely film about the life of ground-breaking French novelist Collette which premiered at Sundance 2018 to rave reviews. Colette’s marriage to Willy (Dominic West) a controlling, sleazy publisher who published her first novels under his own name, thrust her from a simple provincial upbringing to the creative world of Belle Epoque Paris. Whip-smart, precocious and unapologetic, not only is Colette shown to be uniquely a talented (later Nobel Prize-nominated) author, actor and journalist, but also a feminist trailblazer and a shining light for future generations of female artists.

UK/USA/Hungary  2018  111 mins   Dir: Wash Westmoreland


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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Funhouse Comedy Club
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm

With Leek’s Secret Comedy Club……..

Funhouse Comedy Club DIANE SPENCER


Mark Row

David Eagle

Compere Barry Dodds




Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

After a near sell-out first show, U2UK return to The Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek. Make sure you get your tickets for this one early as the band have a fast growing reputation in the region for their awesome live performances!

U2UK perform the U2 show. the ‘best of U2’, featuring a mesmerising, charismatic and energetic performance from the band that is rapidly gaining a reputation for producing one of the best live shows in the country. The show features all of the greatest U2 songs from their greatest ever albums and live shows, packed into a stunning 2 hour show encapsulated by spectacular projected visual imagery and lighting effects that will rock you to the soles of your feet! If you love U2, are looking for a great night out, or just love live music, and want to feel part of an amazing show then this is the show for you. It might just be you Bono pulls out of the crowd!!!

Saturday, 8 June 2019, from 8.00pm

Doors  7.30pm

Tickets £11 in advance.