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
May
30
Tue
7:45 pm Cinema – Manchester by the Sea (15) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Cinema – Manchester by the Sea (15) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 30 @ 7:45 pm
Cinema - Manchester by the Sea (15) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
Manchester by the Sea (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[...]
May
31
Wed
8:00 pm Peak District Big Band @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Peak District Big Band @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Peak District Big Band @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
An evening of big band sounds and jazz with some of the most talented young musicians in the country. Directed by John Milner. The Foxlowe 8 for 8.30pm
Jun
1
Thu
8:30 pm Leek’s Secret Comedy Club @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Leek’s Secret Comedy Club @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Jun 1 @ 8:30 pm
Leek's Secret Comedy Club @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
With Alistair Barrie, David Ward, Brennan Reece, Karen Sherrard and compere Dave Bryon Door open 7:30pm for 8:30pm start Tickets available from The Foxlowe or online
Jun
2
Fri
8:30 pm Neck + Support @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Neck + Support @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm
Neck + Support @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
London-Irish contemporaries of their great mates, The Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly, Neck are, simply, the real deal. Known as ‘The Heavy Artillery of Irish Music’, and consisting of a Clash-inspired electric backline, an authentic[...]
Jun
3
Sat
8:00 pm Shappi Korsandi @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Shappi Korsandi @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
Shappi Korsandi @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | Leek | United Kingdom
SHAPPI KHORSANDI – ‘OH MY COUNTRY!’ From Morris Dancing to Morrissey (plus support). Presented by Off The Kerb Productions. Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a[...]
Jun
6
Tue
7:45 pm Cinema – Lion (PG) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Cinema – Lion (PG) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Jun 6 @ 7:45 pm
Cinema - Lion (PG) @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
Lion (PG) 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
Jun
8
Thu
8:30 pm Birmingham Conservatoire Folk En... @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Birmingham Conservatoire Folk En... @ Foxlowe Arts Centre
Jun 8 @ 8:30 pm
Birmingham Conservatoire Folk Ensemble @ Foxlowe Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom
Another group requiring no introduction to Leek Arts Festival Fans. Always colourful and energetic, the Folk Ensemble are one of the highlights of the programme. Led by folk music legend Joe Broughhton, this group of[...]