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[...]
Apr
30
Sun
7:00 pm The Situation Presents Louis Bar... @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
The Situation Presents Louis Bar... @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Situation Presents Louis Barabbas plus support from John Dhali @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
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
Tue
7:45 pm Cinema – Moonlight (15) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Cinema – Moonlight (15) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 2 @ 7:45 pm
Cinema - Moonlight (15) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
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
Wed
7:00 pm History in the Making – Leek May... @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
History in the Making – Leek May... @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
History in the Making - Leek Mayor's Charity film show presented by Gerald Mee @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
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
Thu
7:30 pm Mark Olly presents: Mysteries of... @ Quaker Meeting House
Mark Olly presents: Mysteries of... @ Quaker Meeting House
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Mark Olly presents: Mysteries of Alderley Edge @ Quaker Meeting House | Overton Bank | England | United Kingdom
A talk on one of the most magical and mysterious sites in the North West including mines, caves, burials, landscape, mysteries and legends.
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
10:00 am Leek Open Studios
Leek Open Studios
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Leek Open Studios @ Leek | England | United Kingdom
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[...]
2:00 pm The Situation’s 6th Birthday Bash @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
The Situation’s 6th Birthday Bash @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Situation's 6th Birthday Bash @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
  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[...]
7:30 pm Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir in... @ Trinity Church
Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir in... @ Trinity Church
May 6 @ 7:30 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