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What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands - week commencing February 26, 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands - week commencing February 26, 2014
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Wednesday February 26

Borderland Voices Workshops 1.30pm-3.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. With DIY Experimental Arts. Details: 01538 528708.

Free Bananas At Leek's Market Place. There will be a Fairtrade stall publicising the 'unfair banana'. Free bananas will be available from the Co-operative.

Nicholson Art Collection 10am-4pm at The Nicholson Gallery and Museum, Nicholson Institute, Stockwell Street, Leek. A selection of art from the Nicholson Art Collection, some of which has not been on display for many years including local maps back to 1600, watercolours by Victorian artist Harold Palm. Exhibition running until March 1.

Thursday February 27

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.

Transport Exhibition 10am-4pm at Cheadle Discovery and Visitor Centre, High Street, Cheadle. Running all this month. History of rail, roads, and canals in the local area. Opening hours of the centre: every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Details: www.facebook.com/discovercheadle.

Awareness Meeting 2pm at SMDC Council Offices, Stockwell Street, Leek. Hosted by Home Instead Senior Care with special guest Marilyn Baldwin, OBE from the national senior fraud awareness charity 'Think Jessica'. Details: 01538 372179.

Friday February 28

Start Two 9.30am-12noon at Cheadle Library, High Street. With Job Centre staff adviser. Advice for job seekers, people starting up new businesses, training, and using online services. Free event. Details: 01538 483207.

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

Children's Reading Group 3.45pm-4.45pm at Werrington Library. Free event. Details: 01782 302706.

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.

Fashion Show St Paul's Church Centre, Novi Lane, Leek. Hosted by the Leek Moorlands League of Friends.

Civic Concert 7.30pm at St Edward's Church, Leek. Featuring the Leek Choral Society. Tickets £8 adults and £2 children under 16 available from Picture Book, West Street Post Office, or the Town Clerk's Office, all in Leek. Details: 01538 381271.

Greek Night 7pm-10pm at Indulgence Coffee Lounge, 1 Lion Buildings, Market Place, Uttoxeter. Enjoy a traditional Greek evening of food, wine and music. Details and bookings: 01889 568064 or www.indulgence-experience.co.uk

Live Music 9pm at The Old Star. With rock band Shadow Fire.

Ghost Walk 7.30pm-9pm starting from Getliffe's Yard, off Derby Street, Leek Every Friday. Details: call 07765 033733 or email williamcawley55@btinternet.com.

Fairtrade Talk 7.30pm at The Foxlowe arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Tayzir Arbasi will be speaking about the perils of olive oil production in occupied Palestine.

Charity Race Night 7pm-11pm at Endon Village Hall in Station Road. In aid of Rudyard Sailability.Tickets £8 adults and £4 concessions. To include a pie and pea supper. Details: 01538 388281.

Concert 8pm at Abbotsholme School, near Uttoxeter. With the Abbotsholme Arts Society presenting baritone Christopher Maltman and pianist Joseph Middleton.

Rock Night 9.30pm at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. Details: 01538 300361.

Saturday March 1

Saturday Night Line-Up 9pm at The Cock, Derby Street, Leek. This week with The Bluesmakers (former Johnny Waterhouse Blues Band).

An Evening of Jazz 7.30pm for 8pm start at Uttoxeter Town Hall. Featuring the Staffordshire Youth Jazz Orchestra. Tickets £6 adults and £4 concessions. Details: 01889 564085.

"FALL GYZE" Very Popular Male Duo Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club in Leek.

Sunday March 2

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

Winter Tree Identification 2pm-3.30pm at Ladderedge County Park, Leek. With SMDC trees and woodlands officer Steve Massey. Learn how to identify trees even in the depths of winter. Meet at the car park behind the highways depo on Ladderedge.

Seed Swap 11am-2pm at Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Hosted by Transition Leek. Take seeds in a packet or bag with cultivation information. Swap for new seeds. Partly used packets welcome. Homemade jams and chutneys also welcome. Free admission. Donations welcome. Details: www.transitionleek.org.uk

Sunday Supplement 10.30am-3.30pm in Leek town centre. Every first Sunday of the month.To include lots of stalls offering a range of locally-produced items. Plus lots of independent shops will be open. Organised by the Leek Totally Locally team.

Marchington Music Club 5pm-7.30pm at The Dog & Partridge, Church Lane, Marchington, near Uttoxeter. This week featuring David Faulkner. Details: 01283 820394 or www.dogandpartridge.co.uk

Film Classic 2.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With the screening of the U rated classic of Kind Hearts and Coronets. Admission £5. Details: www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk.

"TOP ACT ASSURED" Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club in Leek.

Monday March 3

Police Surgery 10am-12noon at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. Free drop-in event. Details: 01538 483207

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.

Reading Group 6pm at The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. Free event. Details: 01538 483215.

Tuesday March 4

Moorlands Housing 3pm-4pm at Cheadle Library. A free drop in session for help and information. 01538 483864.

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