2017

Festival Calendar

Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
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[...]
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
The Situation in collaboration with Leek Blues Americana present Louis Barabbas at The Foxlowe Arts Centre Former mime-artist and street-sweeper Louis Barabbas is a writer, performer and label director, best known for caustic love songs[...]
May 2 @ 7:45 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Moonlight (15) Foxlowe Films will be showing films every Tuesday evening during the Arts Festival 2017. All screenings will start at 7.45 and cost £5.00 per ticket. For full details of dates etc visit www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk
May 3 @ 7:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
A film show by local historian Gerald Mee in aid of the Leek Mayor’s Charity Fund. All proceeds to the Mayor’s Charity Fund (event annually sponsored by Foxlowe Arts Centre) For further details call Julie[...]
May 4 @ 7:30 pm Quaker Meeting House
A talk on one of the most magical and mysterious sites in the North West including mines, caves, burials, landscape, mysteries and legends.
May 4 @ 8:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
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 @ 8:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
”…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 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Explore and be inspired by meeting some of Leek’s talented artists and makers in their studios and other creative spaces around the centre of Leek. Pick up a map from the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Spout[...]
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
  The best local indie/alternative music on the current scene. All day event with The Gurus, 10 O’Clock Chemical, Mouses, Thieves Asylum, The Torch, Lumer, 1000 Wolves, Stu Whiston and more. Child friendly U15s free[...]
May 6 @ 7:30 pm Trinity Church
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
May 6 @ 9:30 pm The Cock Inn
Well Travelled – West Coast 70’s Country Rock Free Event
May 7 @ 6:30 pm St Edward's Church
Led by the Rev. Nigel Irons with special guest Pete Shirley.
May 9 @ 7:30 pm St Edward's Church
Free admission but donations welcome Song of Songs is a beautiful piece of poetry about 2,400 years old and originally written in Aramaic. It is a book of the Old Testament unlike any other book[...]
May 9 @ 7:45 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Arrival (12A) Foxlowe Films will be showing films every Tuesday evening during the Arts Festival 2017. All screenings will start at 7.45 and cost £5.00 per ticket. For full details of dates etc visit www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk
May 10 @ 7:30 pm The Churnet Room
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 @ 8:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
  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 @ 9:30 pm The Cock Inn
Relive the Beat Era Free Event
May 13 @ 12:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
FREE EVENT 12.30pm Storytelling for families with Ian Douglas 1.30pm Folk concert featuring local artists including Folk 4 Folk, Pete Shirley, Ian Douglas, Pete Cash, Timetravel, Father Brian and Rick Ford. Plus Special Guest PETE[...]
May 13 @ 7:30 pm Trinity Church
Tickets £8.50. (Children under 10, free) from Picture Book, West Street Post Office and members of the choir An evening of musical whimsy
May 13 @ 8:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Folk Day evening ceilidh. Hosted by Cuckoo’s Nest with caller Sarah Clough and featuring local artists and special guest PETE COE. Doors open 30 minutes before performance begins, Tickets £8 on the door
May 14 @ 8:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
10, yes 10 comedians compete for a place in the final. Tickets available from The Foxlowe or online Doors open 60 minutes before performance begins
May 16 @ 7:45 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Paterson (15) Foxlowe Films will be showing films every Tuesday evening during the Arts Festival 2017. All screenings will start at 7.45 and cost £5.00 per ticket. For full details of dates etc visit www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk
May 17 @ 7:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Harriet Kidd was radicalised by her work experiences which led to her involvement in the Co-operative Movement, Trade Unions and the Suffragette Movement locally and nationally. Doors open 7pm Talk starts 7.30pm Free admission: Bucket[...]
May 18 @ 8:15 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Singer-songwriter John Bramwell is the frontman and song-writing genius behind the three-piece alternative rock band I Am Kloot, and has previously issued solo material under the guise of “Johnny Dangerously”. The 52-year-old specialises in bruised,[...]
May 19 @ 8:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Fairport Convention need no introduction to their fans in Leek – they’ve been supporting Leek Arts Festival every year since 1990 and this year marks the band’s 50th year in the music business. We’ve been[...]
May 20 @ 9:00 am Brough Park
Two full days of events and activities in Leek’s beautiful Brough Park including arts and crafts, live music, food etc. Free event
May 21 @ 9:00 am Brough Park
Two full days of events and activities in Leek’s beautiful Brough Park including arts and crafts, live music, food etc. Free event
May 23 @ 7:45 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Toni Erdman (15) Foxlowe Films will be showing films every Tuesday evening during the Arts Festival 2017. All screenings will start at 7.45 and cost £5.00 per ticket. For full details of dates etc visit[...]
May 25 @ 8:30 pm The Cock Inn
Leek Blues Acoustic Session Free Event
May 26 @ 8:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Leek’s very own rock giants make a welcome return having played at the very first Leek Arts Festival in 1977 and on numerous occasions since. This will gig almost certainly sell-out so make sure you[...]