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What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands - week commenceing April 9, 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 09, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Wednesday April 9

Reading Group 3.45pm-4.45pm Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. Free event. Details: 01538 483207.

Free Documentary Screening 7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Free admission but donations welcome. Details: 01538 386112.

Leek Floral Art Society 7.30pm at St Edwards Junior Academy, Westwood Road, Leek. 'Magic of the East!' by Elizabeth Bishop. Visitors welcome £5. Details: 07966 393259 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

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Thursday April 10

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

Coffee Morning 9.30am-11am at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. To celebrate 450 years anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Free event.

Police Surgery 3pm-4pm at The Old Tea Rooms, Hollow Lane, Cheddleton.

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

Care Home Fund-raising Event 6pm at Abbey Court Care Home, off Novi Lane, Leek. To include Chocolate Bingo at 6.30pm plus hot pork baguettes, music, and a raffle. Details: 01538 386523.

Guided Walk 10am at centre of Wooton Village. A six mile guided walk. Details: r.whiting@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or call 07960 875157.

Low Down Al's Midweek Medicine Show 8.30pm until late at The Cock, Derby Street, Leek. A monthly music slot of Americanca tunes and mighty fine real ales.

Friday April 11

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.

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

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

Ghost Walk 7.30pm meeting at the Nicholson War Memorial, Derby Street, Leek. A guided walk led by local historian Bill Cawley. Cost £4 adults and £2 children. Details: 01538 382563 or email williamcawley55@btinternet.com

Whist Drive 8pm at Sheen Village Hall. Admission £1.50 including refreshments. In aid of

Antiques Talk Oakley Room, Guild Hall, Tape Street, Cheadle. A talk by Charles Hanson, television celebrity antiques dealer, about antiques and working with the BBC. The talk will be followed by an Auction of Promises. Tickets £5. Details: 01335 390369.

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

Fashion Show 7pm at Getliffe's Restaurant, Getliffe's Yard, off Derby Street, Leek. Tickets £15 available from Anne Morris Fashions. Proceeds to Leek Mayor's Charity Fund.

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.

Big Latin Blues Rock Bash Doors open at 8.30pm for 9pm start at Doveridge Village Club, near Uttoxeter. With the Vice-Bishops and special guests Carl Damiano and Ted 'Flook' Lewis. Admission £3. Details: 01889 563123.

Kingfisher Country Music Club 7.30pm at The Central Club, Market Street, Leek. With music by Grandpa T. Admission £5. Details: 07941 041224.

Saturday April 12

Open Art Exhibition 10am-4pm at Nicholson Museum and Gallery, Stockwell Street, Leek. Details: 01538 483741.

Coffee Morning 9.15am – 12.45pm at Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek. Hosted by the Leek Floral Art Society to include home-made cakes, bring-and-buy and floral sundries. Everyone welcome. Details: 07518 074185 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Moroccan Night 7pm-11pm at Indulgence Coffee Lounge, 1 Lion Buildings, Market Place, Uttoxeter. Five course meal plus live music. Details and bookings: 01889 568064 or www.indulgence-experience.co.uk

Rock Night Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.45pm start for the live music at the JCB Lakeside Club, Rocester, near Leek. With Aces High and Breaking Poynt. Tickets £7 from 07974 003784. Proceeds to Stoke Spitfires Wheelchair Basketball Team.

Radio Mary Gig Draycott-in-the-Clay Village Hall. Tickets from Draycott in the Clay village shop, and The Roebuck, Draycott.

Live & Local 7.30pm at Alstonefield Village Hall. With Baltic Crossing in concert. Details: 01335 310322.

Sunday April 13

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

A View From Boundary Meet at 10.30am at Tape Street Car Park, Cheadle. Eight mile walk round boundary and Newclose, through woodland and the former Cheadle coalfield. Take a packed lunch. Details: 0345 6053010.

Fund-raising Car Boot Sellers from 7am and buyers from 7.30am until midday at Sainsbury's, Macclesfield Road in Leek. Hosted by fund-raising stalwart Cynthia Lubacz in aid of animal charities.

Seed Swap 11am-2pm at Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Hosted by Transition Leek. Details: www.transitionleek.org.uk.

Children's Service 10am at Rudyard Methodist Chapel, Lake Road, Rudyard. A fun service of crafts, stories and music. Details: 07518 074185 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Monday April 14

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). Refreshments available. Full disabled facilities

Tuesday April 15

Onecote Bloomers Gardening Club 7.30pm at Onecote Village Hall. A talk about Bugs and Garden Plagues given by Geoff Hodge.

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.

Woodcarving Activity 10am at Ballington Woods in Leek. Hosted by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust as part of the Churnet Valley Easter activities. For 12-16 year olds. Free event. Details and to book a place: 07530 489798 or email m.evans@staffs-wildlife.org.uk.

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