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What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands - week commencing May 7, 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 07, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Wednesday May 7

Documentary Screening 7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With the PG 'Chasing Ice' 01538 386112.

Music Night 8pm at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. Featuring Brendan Shine. Details: 01538 300361.

Thursday May 8

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VE Day Service 11am at the Nicholson War Memorial, Leek. With members of the Leek Royal British Legion. To mark the 69th anniversary of VE Day. All welcome to attend.

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

Ukulele Group At The Biddulph Arms, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Every Thursday. Details: 01782 513129.

Grand European Quiz 7.45pm at The Central Club, Market Street, Leek. Hosted by Bill Cawley. Entrance £5 per person. Proceeds to Leek Labour Party.

Recruitment Open Day 10am-4pm at Home Instead Leek, Newspaper House, Brook Street, Leek. Details: 01538 372179 or www.homeinstead.co.uk/leekmoorlands.

Friday May 9

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.

Hoe-Down 6pm-10pm at Ipstones Memorial Hall. With Cuckoo's Nest Ceilidh Band. Tickets £6 adults and £3 children. Take your own drinks. Food available. In aid of Ipstones Tinytots. Prize for Best Dressed Cowboy/Cowgirl. Tickets: 01538 266000 or 07518 472770.

Whist Drive 8pm at Sheen Village Hall. Proceeds to the village church. Admission £1.50 including refreshments.

Ghost Walk 7.30pm meeting at the Nicholson War Memorial, Derby Street, Leek. Cost £4 adults and £2 children. Details: 01538 382563 or email williamcawley55@btinternet.com

Relea53 + Earthworm Jim At Level Two in Buxton. Tickets and details:

Meet on the Ridge Doors open at 8.30pm at Doveridge Village Club, near Uttoxeter. Admission £3. Details: 01889 563123.

Kingfisher Country Music Night 7.30pm at The Central Club, Market Street, Leek. Featuring Root'n Toot'n. Line and partner dancing. Admission £5.

Performed Reading 7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Presented by No Fixed Abode Theatre Company featuring a new comedy by Francis Beckett. Free admission.

Live & Local 8pm at Marchington Village Hall. Fast Woman presented by Hunt and Fontayne. Tickets and details: 01283 820583.

Guided Walk 10.30am-3.30am meeting at Austin Knott at Gradbach Car Park. A 9.5 mile walk that takes in three counties. To book, call: 01538 483741.

Saturday May 10

Farmer's Market Cheadle town centre. Lots of stalls with locally produced items.

Art in the Park 11am-5pm at Brough Park, Leek. Also on Sunday from 10am-4pm. Lots of crafts, stalls, displays and music.

National Mills Day 2pm-5pm at Brindley's Mill, Mill Street, Leek. Also on Sunday. Free admission.

Ray Cannon Memorial Ride Out 10am meeting at The Packhorse Pub, Station Street, Leek. Details: 07506 367711.

Longsdon Pet Show 2pm at Longsdon Memorial Hall, near Leek. Local vet attending. All welcome. Details: 01538 383434 or 07967 722126.

Steam and Vintage Show The village of Cauldon Lowe. Steam and stationary engines, classic cars, commercials, military, tractors, craft/gift fair in hall and outside stalls. Bar, tea and refreshments. Plus in the evening Live Music from Big Lix in the hall from 8pm onwards. Details: 01538 308391.

Organ Prom midday at Victoria Hall, Hanley. With Jonathan Scott. Details: 01782 410961.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at the Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. This week with duo Twilight. Plus on Sunday with entertainer Si Sonata. Free admission and all welcome. Details: 01538 398802.

Hollywood Glamour 7.30pm at Sutherland Road, Longton. Burlesque Showcase hosted by Diamond Tease. Tickets £10. Details: 07786 548361.

Cake Break 1.30pm at The Dog and Partridge, Marchington. Proceeds to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Details: 07515 163275.

Live Music 9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. With rockabilly band Chicken Shack.

Sunday May 11

Seeding Swap 11am-2pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek.

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.

Car Boot 8am-1.30pm at Cattle Market, off Junction Road, Leek.

Every Sunday throughout the year. Pitches on hard standing. Details: 07967 100297.

Spring Greens and Other Things 1pm-3pm at Coombes Valley RSPB Nature Reserve. A Wildfood Wander looking for food for free.

Tasting will be encouraged. Details: r.whiting@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or 07960 875157.

Marchington Music Club 5.30pm-7pm at The Dog and Partridge, Marchington. Featuring roots act Mambo Jambo. Details: 01283 820394.

Guided Walk 10.30am meeting at Ladderedge Country Park, Leek. A nine mile walk. Take a packed lunch. Details: 01538 395577.

Monday May 12

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. All ages and all abilities welcome. Every Monday.

Patchwork Group 10.30am-12.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. To book a place call 01538 528708.

Moorlands Mental Health Festival 10am-midday at Cheadle Council Connect, High Street, Cheadle.

Tuesday May 13

Activity Day At The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek. Creative Writing Group: 10.45am-12.45pm. Come and Sing: 1pm-3pm. Creative Space: 1.30pm-3.30pm. 01538 528708.

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