2017

Welcome to Leek Arts Festival 2017

Richard Digance, Shappi Khorsandi, Fairport Convention and Leek’s home-grown heroes Hunter – just a few of the artists confirmed so far for this year’s Leek Arts Festival.

After last year’s successful events – which included sell-out gigs featuring, among others, Barbara Dickson and Jeremy Hardy – festival organisers have been busy putting together their programme for 2017. Spokesman Phil Edmeades said: “We were very pleased with the way the 2016 Leek Arts Festival was supported, particularly as it was our 40th year of operation.

“The success of so many events put us in a great position to start planning for this year and it’s fair to say that we’ve been busy. “We’ve already confirmed several big names and we’re working on a few surprises that we hope to be able to reveal over the next couple of months.”

Phil added festival organisers were delighted the Foxlowe Arts Centre had agreed to host the main events this year and had weighed in with its own comedy season including top stand-up Shappi Khorssandi.

He said: “We enjoy a fantastic partnership with the Foxlowe and it’s great to see them putting on some brilliant stuff themselves as part of this year’s Festival.”

Other acts already confirmed for the 2017 programme include I Am Kloot frontman John Bramwell, the Birmingham Conservatoire Folk Ensemble and up-and-coming folk-rockers The Sound of the Sirens – a female duo who’ve already tasted fame after appearing at festivals across the UK and on Chris Evans’s TFI Friday TV show, sandwiched between U2 and Take That!

Phil said: “These two girls are just something quite different . We spotted them at last year’s Cropredy Music festival and signed them up on the spot. Furiously energetic one minute, plaintive and heart-breaking the next, they write all their own material and deliver it as if their lives depended on it.

“If you only make it to one Leek Arts Festival event this year I’d advise you to choose this one.”

 

Upcoming Events
Apr
29
Sat
8:30 pm Richard Digance Golden Anniversa... @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Richard Digance Golden Anniversa... @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm
Richard Digance Golden Anniversary Tour @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
Richard is a BAFTA Nominated  entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also listed in the Virgin Anthology of Music as an influential writer of comedic[...]
May
3
Wed
7:00 pm History in the Making @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
History in the Making @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
History in the Making @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
A film show by local historian Gerald Mee in aid of the Leek Mayor’s Charity Fund. For further details call Julie Taylor 01538 381271
May
4
Thu
8:30 pm Leek’s Secret Comedy Club @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Leek’s Secret Comedy Club @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 4 @ 8:30 pm
Leek's Secret Comedy Club @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
With Alan Hudson, Julian Deane, Jay Islam and compere Lou Conran Tickets available from The Foxlowe or online Doors open 60 minutes before performance begins  
May
5
Fri
8:00 pm Sound of the Sirens @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Sound of the Sirens @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Sound of the Sirens @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
”…they are as tight as a drum, it doesn’t get much better than this” Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Sound of the Sirens are a foot-stomping, crowd-engaging female folk/rock duo whose strengths lie in their[...]
May
6
Sat
7:00 pm Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir in... @ Trinity Church
Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir in... @ Trinity Church
May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir in concert with Audley Ladies Choir @ Trinity Church | England | United Kingdom
Wetley Rock Male Voice Choir in concert with Audley Ladies Choir Tickets £7 from Town Crier Newsagents, Derby Street, Leek Westwood Road Post Office Leek Phone 01538 388024 Or pay on the door
9:30 pm Well Travelled @ The Cock Inn
Well Travelled @ The Cock Inn
May 6 @ 9:30 pm
Well Travelled – West Coast 70’s Country Rock Free Event
May
10
Wed
7:30 pm Colour My World presented by Lee... @ The Churnet Room
Colour My World presented by Lee... @ The Churnet Room
May 10 @ 7:30 pm
Leek Floral Art Society presents ‘Colour my World’ with national demonstrator Keith Smithies Churnet Room, Moorlands House. Starts 7.30pm prompt Admission £10 on door
May
11
Thu
8:30 pm Coope Boyes & Simpson @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Coope Boyes & Simpson @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 11 @ 8:30 pm
Coope Boyes & Simpson @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
  In 1993, three blokes from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with a name like a firm of solicitors, released an album of acappella songs full of social comment and (in the words of Folk Roots)[...]
May
12
Fri
9:30 pm The Sixties Survivors @ The Cock Inn
The Sixties Survivors @ The Cock Inn
May 12 @ 9:30 pm
The Sixties Survivors @ The Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom
Relive the Beat Era Free Event
May
13
Sat
1:30 pm Folk Day @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Folk Day @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 13 @ 1:30 pm
Folk Day @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
FREE EVENT – acts yet to be confirmed Door open 1.30pm