What’s On in Leek and surrounding areas
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18
Talk and Film @ 7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Len Holden, joint film maker, will introduce and lead discussion following the screening of The dirty Thirty. Admission £4. Details: www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19
Gardening Meeting @ 9.30am- 11.30am at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. Hosted by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Plus a Free beginners gardening course from 7pm-9pm with a second session on September 26. Details: 01538 381356.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20
Coffee Morning @ 10am-2pm at Feet Foot Health Clinic, Smithfield Centre, Bus Station, Leek. Free foot health check for all attending. Details: 07887 717304.
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.
Bill Bailey Jazz Band @ 7.30pm at The Central Club, Market Street, Leek. Tickets £5 from the secretary of Foresters Friendly Society: 01782 502045.
Live Music @ 9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. Featuring ska and two tone band The Rude Boys. Plus on Saturday with rock band Anonymous. Free admission.
Grocery Bingo @ 7.30pm for eyes down at 8pm at St Paul's Church Centre, Novi Lane, Leek. Hosted by the Leek Gateway Club.
Beyond The Mirror @ 7pm-9pm at The Gallery in The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Preview event of the latest art exhibition at the volunteer-run arts centre.
Manifold Folk Gathering @ All weekend in the village of Alstonefield. Details and full programme: 01538 388418 or www.manifoldfolk.co.uk
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
Free Guided Tours @ 10am-12.20pm at the Nicholson War Memorial, Leek. Look inside the building and view the clock mechanism. No booking required. Details 01538 381271.
Free Therapy Sessions @ 12.45pm at The Friend's (Quaker) Meeting House, Overton Bank, Leek. Hosted by the Moorland Therapists. Details: 7867 561113.
Foxt Festival of Painting @ 10am- 4pm at three venues in Foxt including St Mark's Church, the village hall, and the Fox and Goose pub. Two formal demonstrations in the village hall with Johnny Bermuez portrait painting in the morning and Rosemary Hale landscape painting in the afternoon. Home-mad cakes and refreshments will be available pus paintings, prints and cards will be on sale. Free admission. For further information call 01538 260007.
Steam Gala @ 10.30am-4pm at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, near Leek. Also on Sunday. With visiting steam engines running all weekend plus the venue's six steam locomotives, cafe and sales stalls. Details: 01995 672280 or www.rlsr.org.
Fine Food Market @ 9am-3pm at The Market Place, Leek. Held every third Saturday of the month with lots of local and regional specialist food producers. Details: 07766 160492.
Craft Weekend @ 11am-5.30pm at Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Road, Biddulph. Also on Sunday. Learn new skills and have fun. Details: 01785 375521 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Promise Auction @ 7pm for 7.30pm at Kingstone Village Hall. Pie and Pea Supper followed by the charity promise auction in aid of St Mary's Church, Gratwich. Admission £5 wit7h tickets available by calling Carol on 01889 502344 or Cliff on 01889 502554.
Sequence Dancing @ The Empire Ballroom, Ashbourne. To music by Fred Ayres. Everyone welcome.
Orme Art @ 10am-4pm at The Nicholson Gallery and Museum, Stockwell Street, Leek. The first day of a new exhibition running until November 2. Details: www.ormart.org.uk
Kingfisher Evening @ 7.30pm at The Central Club, Market Street, Leek. With country and western band Next of Kin. To include line and partner dancing. Admission £5 with proceeds to charity.
Concert @ At St Mary's Church, Wistaton, Crewe. Featuring the Audley Choir. Details: www.theaudleychoir.co.uk.
Breeze & Wilson @ 7.30pm at Longsdon Memorial Hall, Main Road, Longsdon, near Leek. Popular acoustic duo. Tickets £5. Details: 01538 385012.
Choir Concert @ 7.30pm at Ipstones Memorial Hall. Hosted by the Leek Lions Club featuring the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir. Tickets £6 available by calling 07772 047777.
Live Entertainment @ Doors open at 7pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. Featuring male duo Trax. Plus on Sunday with female vocalist Louise Leferve. Free admission and all welcome.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22
Prayer and Praise @ 6.30pm at St Paul's Church, Novi Lane, Leek. A lively worship with contemporary worship, music and live band. Speaker Reverend Roger Woods. Refreshments served after the service. All welcome.
Family Fun Day @ Uttoxeter Racecourse. Kids go free - under 18 with adult. Details: www.uttoxeterracecourse.co.uk.
Free Concert @ 6pm at Leek Pentecostal Church, West Street, Leek. Christian singer and songwriter Steve Parsons in concert. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served after the service.
Marchington Music Club @ 5pm- 7.30pm at The Dog and Partridge, Marchington. With Bo Weevil, Thistledown, and David Lacey. Details: 01283 820394.
Music Session @ 9pm at The Bramshall Inn, Bramshall. With the Vice Bishops of Uttoxeter. Details: 01889 563634.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Cheddleton Historical Society @ 7.30pm at the Community Centre in Hollow Lane, Cheddleton. This months speaker is Robert Milner whose topic will be Basford at the Beginning of the Victorian Era. Guests Welcome £2. Details: 01782 550020.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24
Film Night @ 7.45pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With the 15 rated Beware of Mr Baker. Admission £5. Details: www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk.
Leek and District Arts Club @ 7.30pm at the Churnet Room, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek. Featuring Enid Ruff. All welcome.