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What's on in the Staffordshire Moorlands week commencing Wednesday July 16

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 17, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Wednesday July 16

Illustrated Talk 7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With retired lecturer Dr Len Holden with 'The English Country House'. Details: 01538 386112.

Bingo Night Eyes down at 7.30pm at Warslow Village Hall. Proceeds to the village hall funds.

Thursday July 17

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Denstone Players 7.30pm at Denstone Village Hall. With two plays: Last Tango In Little Grimley and Melons At The Parsonage'. Tickets £7 available from Denstone Stores. Details: 01889 590397.

Post Office Celebration 9am-5.30pm at Westwood Post Office, Westwood Road, Leek. The 12th anniversary of the post office plus 120th year of having a post office in the west end of Leek.

Meerbrook Flower Festival 7.30pm with a Blessing Service at Meerbrook Church, near Leek. Plus the church will be open from 11am until 8pm each day until Tuesday. (12.30pm on Sunday). Plus: Dance in Village Hall to Eric Reid at 8pm on Thursday. Scavenger Hunt at 7pm by Village Green Committee on Friday. £5 per car. Sunday Lunch at 12.30pm (bookings 01538 372081). The Three Choirs Concert at 7.30pm on Tuesday. Refreshments will also be available throughout the festival at the village hall.

Elite Sessions 10am-12noon at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. Arts and Crafts (£5) plus a separate session at the same time of Cookery (£7). Every Thursday. Details: 01782 565723 or info@elitestaffordshire.co.uk

Ukulele Group At The Biddulph Arms, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Every Thursday. Details: 01782 513129.

The Old Central Bingo Eyes down at 8pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. The weekly Thursday Bingo Nights are back at The Old Central following a refurbishment. With cash prizes.

Friday July 18

Drama Session 10am-12noon at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Hosted by Elite. Cost £5. Every Friday. Details: 01782 565723 or info@elitestaffordshire.co.uk

Age UK Leek Men's Group 1.30pm-3.30pm at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. A social activity group with lively chat about a topic of interest. Tea, coffee and biscuits. Cost: £2 each. Details: 01782 286209.

Centre Stage Theatre Company Doors open for wine bar at 7pm for 7.30pm show start at Westwood First School, Westwood Road, Leek. Featuring two plays: Between Mouthfuls and Lost. Tickets available from Westwood Post Office and Over The Rainbow, or call 01538 382546.

Grocery Bingo Eyes down at 8pm at st Paul's Church, Novi Lane, Leek. In aid of Leek Gateway Club.

Ghost Walk 7.30pm meeting at the Nicholson War Memorial, Derby Street, Leek. A guided walk led by local historian Bill Cawley. Cost £4 adults and £2 children. Details: 01538 382563 or email williamcawley55@btinternet.com

Kingfisher Country Music Club 7.30pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. Featuring Thorne Hill. Admission £5 on the door.

Saturday July 19

Fine Food Market 9am-3pm at The Market Place, Leek. Lots of local and regional specialist food producers offering their prodicts. Details: 07766 160492.

Free Guided Tours 10am-12.20pm at The Nicholson War memorial, Derby Street, Leek. No booking required. Details: 01538 381271.

Warslow Moors & The Noon Day Sun 10.30am-4pm meeting at the Rock Inn, Upperhulme. Guided seven mile walk. Cost £8. To book a place call 01629 816211.

Guided Walk 10am meeting at the Tourist Information Centre, Market Place, Leek. With Leek and the First World War by Bill Cawley. Cost £5. Every Saturday until end of October.

Bug Hunting 2.30pm-3.30pm at Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Road, Biddulph. Details: 01782 375533.

Onecote Annual Summer Fair midday-4pm by the riverside at picturesque Onecote Grange. Hosted by St Luke's Church with lots of attractions including a vintage vehicle rally. Details: 01538 304218.

Leek & Moorlands Carnival 1pm starting at the Ball Haye Recreational Grounds in Leek with the parade going through the Haregate Estate to St Paul's Church, Novi Lane, Leek. Lots of fun for all the family including: bouncy castle, stalls, burgers, dance display, and more.

Live Music 9.30pm at The Black Swan, Sheepmarket, Leek. With guitarist and vocalist Mark Wright. Free admission.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at the Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. This week with duo Blue Ice. Plus on Sunday with female vocalist Karen Kristian. Free admission and all welcome. Details: 01538 398634.

Sunday July 20

Fun Dog Show 11am for registration and judging at midday at The Pavillion in Oakamoor, near Cheadle. Proceeds to Cheadle Animal Welfare Society. Details: 01538 703568.

Duck Race 2pm in a field opposite The Crown pub in Waterhouses. Details: 01538 304535.

Lunch with the Queen 11am at St Paul's Church, Novi Lane, Leek. A Family Service followed by a buffet lunch with Leek and Moorlands Carnival Queen Jessica Frost. Tickets (£3.50 adults and £1.50 children) and details: 01538 373306.

Fund-raising Car Boot Sellers from 7am and buyers from 7.30am until midday at Sainsbury's, Macclesfield Road in Leek. Hosted by fund-raising stalwart Cynthia Lubacz in aid of animal charities.

Car Boot 8am-1.30pm at Cattle Market, off Junction Road, Leek. Every Sunday throughout the year. Pitches on hard standing. Details: 07967 100297.

Peace Through Folk Choir 2pm at The CupcakeCafe and Bakery in Leek. Rehearsal meeting of a new choir led by Janet Russell.

Monday July 21

Creation Station Every Monday at 9.45am and 11.15am at Spout Coffee Shop, St Edward Street, Leek. (Babies and toddlers). Plus every Wednesday at 10.30am at Beresford Children's Centre (Babies only - up to 18 months). Different arts and crafts activities each week. Cost: £4.50 a class per family. All sessions run during term time only. To book a place call Gemma on 07463 723794.

Sing around Session At The Wilkes Head, St Edward Street, Leek. All performers welcome. Sing around session leaning towards Americana and bluegrass. Every Monday.

Embrace Disco 7pm-9pm at Milward Hall, Salisbury Street, Leek. An all inclusive disco where people living with disabilities are welcome. Admission: £2 (free for carers). Light refreshments available. Full disabled facilities and ramped access. All ages and all abilities welcome. Every Monday.

Tuesday July 22

Borderland Voices Workshops 10.30am-12.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. Creative writing. Plus at 1.30pm-3.30pm with Creative Space. Details: 01538 528708.

New Line Dancing Lessons 7pm-9pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. For beginners. Hosted by the Kingfisher Country Music Club. Admission £3 on the door. Details: 07813 264165.

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