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What's On in Leek and surrounding areas

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: October 16, 2013

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What's On


Coffee Morning @10am-noon at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. In conjunction with Black History Month to mark the 50th Anniversary of the independence of Kenya. Details: 01538 483207.

Illustrated Talk and Film @7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With guest speakers Mohammed Mukhaimer and Angela Glendenning who will present a background to the award winning film 'Five Broken Cameras' shot by Palestinian farmer Emud Burnat and edited by Israeli director Guy Davidi. Details: 01538 386112.

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Borderland Voices Workshops @10.30am-12.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. DIY Experimental Arts. Plus on Tuesday at 10.30am-12.30pm with Creative Writing. Plus at 1.30pm-3.30pm with Creative Space. Details: 01538 528708.

Sweeney Todd @Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start at Westwood First School, Westwood Road, Leek. Presented by Centre Stage. Running each evening until Saturday (October 19) plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £8 evenings and £7 matinee available from Westwood Post Office and Over The Rainbow, Derby Street, Leek. 01538 382546.


Werrington Patients Participation Group @1.30pm at the Village Surgery, Werrington. Covering a wide range of topics including an appointment access up-date, the new doctor situation, plus there will be the latest Survey proposal to discuss as well as developments from previous Pharmacy Survey. Details: 01782 302019.


Start Two @9.30am-1.30pm at Leek Library, Stockwell Surgery, Leek. Meet with Job Centre staff advisers for advice for job seekers, people starting up new businesses, training, and using online services. Details: 01538 483207.

Inspire Event @1pm-3.15pm at Leek High School, Springfield Road, Leek. To include dozens of local businesses and services getting together to share their experiences and success stories with the aim of inspiring young people in the Staffordshire Moorlands to achieve their potential. Details: Debbie Allen at the Leek Federation on 01538 370930 or Erika in Karen Bradley’s office on 01538 382421.

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.

Ghost Walk @7.30pm starting from the Nicholson War Memorial, Leek. A 90 minute guided walk with historian Bill Cawley ending in St Edward's Church yard. Cost £4 for adults, £2 for children.

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


Fine Food Market @9am-3pm in The Market Place, Leek. Held every third Saturday of the month. Brings together local and regional specialist food producers.

Music and Motors @10am-4pm in Leek town centre. Organised by the Leek Town Council Event's Committee, set to include a variety of vintage military vehicles on display as well as live music from buskers.

Free Guided Tours @10am-12.20pm at The Nicholson War Memorial, Leek. Find out what it is made from and why it carries the Nicholson name. No booking required. Every third Saturday of each month from February to November.Details 01538 381271.

Disco @8.30pm at The Dyers Arms, Mill Street, Leek. A disco hosted by Brian with tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Free admission.

Scarefest @Running at Alton Towers until November 3. With thrilling roller coasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2013 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family. Details: 0871 222 3330 or www.altontowers.co.uk.

Half Term Trips @Running until November 3 at the Sea Life Manchester and Legoland Discovery Centre at Barton Square, Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester. Details: www.visitsealife.com or www.legolanddiscoverycentre.co.u k.

Sequence Dancing @8pm-11pm at The Empire Room, Ashbourne. With Eric Reid. Everyone welcome.

Concert @7.30pm at St Matthew's Church, Meerbrook, near Leek. Joni Talks will be singing songs from the shows. Admission £5 on the door.

Extra Guest Charity Event @7pm at The Hayes, Stone. The Extra Guest 'Shared Supper' with food and music from David Jimenez-Hughes, Mel Ellis and Vanessa Loretta Styles. Free event but donations gratefully received. Contact moyrairving@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place.

Brass Concert @7.30pm at St Giles Parish Church in Cheadle. Featuring the Lions Youth Brass Band. Tickets £5. Details: 01538 752220.

Charity Concert @7pm at All Saints Church, Compton, Leek. Hosted by the SMDC chairman Jim Davies. Featuring the Phoenix Singers and Young Phoenix. Tickets £7 for adults and £1 for under 18s. Details: 01538 385579.

Live Entertainment @Doors open at 7pm at the Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. Featuring duo One Night With You. Plus on Sunday with entertainer Ryan. All welcome and free entrance.

Live Music @9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. With the blues and rock band of Buzzards. Details: 07927 690229.


The Hidden Peak Cycling Sportive @8am-3pm at Ilam Park, White Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne. With three full signed and supported routes to choose from (20, 50 and 80 miles), snacks at feed stations along the way. Details: 01433 670368.

Music Club @5.30pm-7pm at The Dog and Partridge, Marchington. This week with roots and blues band Wille and The bandits. Details: 01283 820394.


MuHa In Concert @7.45pm at Swythamley & Heaton Community Centre. An original repertoire of Eastern European contemporary folk songs with Russian lyrics and flavours from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Tickets: 07814 582741.


Foxlowe Film @7.45pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With the screening of the 15 rated Summer in February. based on true events, this intimate and enchanting story focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which was part of the Newlyn School of Artists which flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century. Tickets £5 on the door. Details: 01538 386112.


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