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What's on in the Staffordshire Moorlands - week commencing March 12, 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Wednesday March 12

Art Exhibition 10am-4pm at the gallery in Nicholson Institute, Stockwell Street, Leek. An exhibition by the Society of Staffordshire Artists. Running until April 5. Gallery open every day except for Sundays.

Leek Floral Art Society 7.30pm at St Edward's Junior Academy, Westwood Road, Leek. 'It's Written in the Stars!' by Cynthia Preston-Jones. Visitors welcome £5. Details: 07966 393259 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Prize Bingo Eyes down at Swinscoe Village Hall. Everyone welcome. Details: 01335 344673.

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Thursday March 13

Rudyard & District Women's Institute 7.30pm at Rudyard Methodist Chapel. 'Bees and Bee Keeping' by Barbara Egerto. All ladies welcome. Details: 07966 393259 suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Children's Reading Group 3.45pm-4.45pm at Werrington Library. For ages eight to 11. Talk about books, discover new books and authors and take part in activities and crafts.Free event. Details: 01782 302706.

Fund-raising Fashion Show 6.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Admission £6 on the door and free wine/coffee.

Reading Circle 2pm at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. Free event. Plus Reading Group at 7pm at The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. Details: 01538 483215.

Folk at the Lion 8pm for 8.30pm start at The Red Lion, Cheddleton. With special guest Phil Bates. Tickets: £10 from 01538 385260.

Friday March 14

Fairtrade Coffee Morning Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek. Hosted by St.Andrew's Playgroup in Cheddleton. Lots of yummy cakes and bric brac for sale. A warm welcome to all.

Start Two Cheadle Library, High Street, Cheadle. With job centre staff adviser. Advice for job seekers, people starting up new businesses, training and using online services. Details: 01538 483864.

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.

Irish Weekend 7pm at The Central Club, Market Street, Leek. With music by Mel and Bones from 9pm. Also taking place on Saturday from 12noon with music by Rick Ford at 9pm; and Sunday from 12noon with Open Mic Event from 2pm.

Whist Drive 8pm at Sheen Village Hall. In aid of St Luke's Church in Sheen. Admission £1.50 including refreshments. Details 01298 84492.

Meet on the Ridge 8.30pm at The Doveridge Village Club, near Uttoxeter. With regulars The Vice Bishops and special guest Pete Frampton.

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.

Chinese Auction Doors open at 6pm at St Paul's Church Hall, Novi Lane, Leek. Details: 07983 339854.

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.

Saturday March 15

Coffee Morning 10.30am onwards at St Bartholomew's Church in Longnor. To include cakes, jams and a raffle. Proceeds to church funds.

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

Dementia Friends Session 10am-12noon at The Churnet Room, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek. Details: 01538 382421.

The Traidcraft Big Brew 10am-2pm at Wetley Rocks Chapel. Fair Trade tea, coffee and hot chocolate drinks being served alongside light bites, Fairtrade cakes and local products.

Free Therapies 12.45pm for registration at The Friend's (Quaker) Meeting House, Overton Bank, Leek. Hosted by the Moorlands Therapists. Details; 07867 561113.

Police Surgery Cheadle Library, High Street, Cheadle. Drop-in session.

Live & Local 7.30pm at Alstonefield Village Hall. With Hugh Lupton presenting The Hooming Stone. Tickets and details: 01335 310322.

Murder Mystery Night 7pm-10pm at Indulgence Coffee Lounge, 1 Lion Buildings, Market Place, Uttoxeter. With champagne and canapes on arrival. Details and bookings: 01889 568064 or www.indulgence-experience.co.uk

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. With five-piece band Dave Kay and The Dykons. Plus on Sunday with a top entertainer. Free admission and all welcome.

Haregate Community Queen's 'Queen of Queen's Competition' 1pm at St Paul's Community Centre, Novi Lane, Leek. To include visiting carnival queen's and their retinues plus stalls, games and Tots Treats. Details: 07849 776587.

Live Music 9pm at The Old Star in Uttoxeter. With rock band Fubars. Free admission.

Westwood High School Reunion 7.30pm at The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. For those who left Westwood High School in 1980. Details: 01538 387769.

Sequence Dance 8pm-11pm at The Empire Ballroom in Ashbourne. Music by Tony Allen. All welcome. Details: 01538 384774.

Live Music The Red Lion in Checkley. With duo The Elevators.

Sunday March 16

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

Children's Bingo 2pm at The Priory, Abbots Road, Leek. In aid of Haregate in Action to include prizes of chocolate and sweets. 50p a book of six games.

Marchington Music Club 5pm-7.30pm at The Dog & Partridge, Church Lane, Marchington, near Uttoxeter. Featuring the African sounds of Twoman Ting.

Monday March 17

Embrace Disco 7pm-9pm at Milward Hall, Salisbury Street, Leek. An all inclusive disco where people living with disabilities are welcome. Admission: £2

St Paddy's Night 8pm at The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. With music by the Sub Zero Busking Club.

Tuesday March 18

Borderland Voices Workshop 10.30am-12.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. Creative Writing Group. Plus at 1.30pm-3.30pm with Creative Space.

Variety Show 8pm at The Memorial Hall, Ipstones. The annual Waterfall and Waterhouses Players Variety Show entitled 'Fit For Heroes'. One night only. Tickets £5 from 07734 701337 or 07734 421972.

Foxlowe Film 7.45pm at The Foxlowe rts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With the 12 rated Philomena.

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