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What's on in Leek and surrounding areas of Staffordshire Moorlands

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Wednesday March 5

Creative Writing and Poetry Open Mick Night 8pm at The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. A new evening allowing creative writers to showcase their talents. Open to all.

Leek Blues and Americana Festival AGM 7pm for 7.30pm start at The Roebuck in Derby Street, Leek. The following posts will be up for election at the AGM: Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Press and PR.

Free Documentary Screening 7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. This month with 'Bananas!' Nicaraguan banana workers take on Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle over their use of a banana pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility. Free admission but donations welcome. Details: 01538 386112.

Thursday March 6

World Book Day Coffee Morning 9.30am-11am at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. To include stories from France (to also celebrate 125 years of the Eiffel Tower) and demonstrations of the online catalogue. Free event. Details: 01538 483207.

Elite Sessions 10am-12noon at Haregate Community Centre, Leek. Every Thursday. Details: 01782 565723 or info@elitestaffordshire.co.uk

Farmers Market 9.30am-2.30pm at The Octagon Hall, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. Offering a range of local products.

Open Mic Session 7.45pm at Cavendish Arms, Doveridge. Details: 07876 397770.

Leek Comedy Night 8pm for 8.30pm start at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With comedians Rob Rouse, Daliso Chaponda, and Pete Phillipson. Tickets £8 available from the venue.

Friday March 7

Fairtrade Coffee Morning 9am-1pm at Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek. Hosted by the Leek Fairtrade Group with Fairtrade cakes for sale.

Artisan Market 9am-3pm at Biddulph Town Hall. Every first Friday of the month. Details: 01782 943138 or veronica@biddulph.co.uk

Start Two 9.30am-1.30pm at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. 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.

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.

Situation Presents 8.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With Moscow, Vellocet, and Rebel Attire. Advance tickets £3 from www.wegottickets.com/situationevents or pay £4 on the door.

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.

Bingo Evening Eyes down at 7.30pm at Butterton Village Hall. Grocery bingo with cash flyer. All welcome.

Marchington Malee Marchington Village Hall. Also on Saturday. To include music by Midnight Pumpkins Trucks, Abandon Her, and Swamp Trash. Details: 01283 820394.

Exhibition Launch 7pm at The Gallery in Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. The start of 'Mostly Figurative'. Running until April 26.

Saturday March 8

Coffee Morning 9.30am at Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek. Hosted by the Leek Choral Society to include a cake stall.

Clown Show 2.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. By the National Clown Theatre. Tickets £5. Details: 01384 423496.

Cattery Open Day 11am-3pm (also on Sunday from 11am-1pm) at Valley View Cattery, Hazels Cross in Kingsley, near Cheadle. Cats in the care of Cheadle Animal Welfare Society are having a Sleep Over and visitors are welcome to view them.Details: 07425 993350 or www.valleyviewcattery.co.uk

Live Music 9.30pm at The Black Swan, Sheepmarket, Leek. Featuring rock and pop band Skyline. Free admission.

Irish Night 9.30pm until late at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. With three piece band Kiss The Blarney.

'Facebook 1,000 Like Party' At The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. With DJ Fox.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. With male duo Night Shift. Plus on Sunday with a top entertainer. Free admission and all welcome.

Live Music 9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. With rock band Absolute Zero.

Folk Night 7.30pm at Doveridge Village Hall. With Lady Maisery. Tickets £11 to include food. Details: 01889 567461.

Sunday March 9

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

Car Boot 9am-12noon at Westwood College, Leek. Indoor stalls £6 and outdoor stalls £4. Entrance fee to inside stalls: 20p. Refreshments available. To book a stall call Jennifer on 01538 385112.

Marchington Music Club 5pm-7.30pm at The Dog & Partridge, Church Lane, Marchington, near Uttoxeter. With The Broadcasters.. Details: 01283 820394 or www.dogandpartridge.co.uk

Monday March 10

Police Surgery 5pm-6pm at Werrington Library in Ashbank Road. The surgeries are an opportunity for residents to get involved in setting police and partnership priorities.

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.

History Talk 7.45pm at The Dove Room, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek. Swythamley Historical Society will be presenting the story of Swythamley – or Gun End – School at this Leek Historical Society meeting.

Tuesday March 11

ASLAN Support Group 10am-12noon at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. A parent support group for families who have children with autism, aspergers, traits of autism, or who are undergoing assessment for ASD. Details: a.s.l.a.n@hotmail.co.uk.

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

Grocery Bingo Eyes down at 8pm at Meerbrook Village Hall. And every fortnight thereafter. All welcome.

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