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What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands week commencing Wednesday April 30

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Wednesday April 30

Oh What A Lovely War 7.30pm at St Edward's Academy, Westwood Road, Leek. Presented by All Saints Operatic Society. Running until May 3. Details: www.leekoperatics.org.uk. Tickets from Westwood Post Office, Over The Rainbow in Sheepmarket.

Thursday May 1

Farmer's Market 9.30am-2.30pm at Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. To include a 'Make a handbag from a jumper' from the bag ladies at midday-12.30pm. Free event with fresh produce from around the region. Details: 01298 23114.

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.

Police Surgery 3pm-4pm at The Old Tea Rooms, Hollow Lane, Cheddleton. Residents are invited to go along and discuss issues that matter to them and the community with local officers. The surgeries are an opportunity for residents to get involved in setting police and partnership priorities.

Weaving Workshops 6pm-9pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Five week course. Booking and details: 07813 068722.

Meditation Classes 7.30pm-9.30pm at Brough Park Leisure Centre, Leek. Cost £5 each class. Also on May 8, 15 and 22. Details: Samudra Buddhist Centre on 01298 79777, or, 07527 292908, e-mail info@samudracentre.org, or visit www.samudracentre.org.

Back To My Roots At The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Photo exhibition by Brett Trafford. Running until May 31. Free event.

Leek Comedy Club Doors open at 8p at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. To include Pierre Hollins, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, James Meehan, and John Lebbon. Tickets £8 from the venue.

Friday May 2

Artisan Market 9am-3pm at Biddulph Town Hall. Every first Friday of the month. Traders offering a range of wares including gourmet foods, cakes, crafts and plants. Details: 01782 943138 or veronica@biddulph.co.uk

Coffee Morning 9am-1pm at Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek. Hosted by Woodcroft Women's Institute.

Dance Classes at St Paul's Church, Novi Lane, Leek. Street Dance at 4pm for beginners; 4.45pm for boys only; and 5.15pm for seniors (nine-18 years). Plus Cheerleading Class at 6pm. Details: 07977 626706.

Walk in Ilam and The Manifold 10.30am-3pm meeting at Ilam Cross. Join Austin Knott for a nine mile walk from Ilam taking in Dovedale and Hall ale, along with Stanhope and Alstonefield. Take a packed lunch. Details: 01538 483741.

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

Gallery Preview 7pm-9pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Entitled Are You Listening Carefully.

Pie Supper and Bingo 7.30pm at Meerbrook Village Hall, near Leek. Hosted by the village's Women's Institute.

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 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.

Charity Disco 8pm until late at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. Hosted by the Flash Rose Queen. Tickets: £5 adults, £2.50 children, and free for under five's, available from the venue or by calling 07851 831103.

Saturday May 3

Weekend Supplement In Leek town centre. Also on Sunday. Lots of stalls including makers, vintage, antiques and collectables. Plus a visit from 'Darth Vadar' for International Star Wars Day.

Annual Flower Festival St Luke's Church, Douse Lane in Onecote. Running until Monday with a theme of 'Water of Life'. Cream teas and refreshments available.

Jumble Sale Doors open at 2pm at Butterton Village Hall. Mountains of jumble, a raffle, cake stall and refreshments. Details: 01538 304324.

Spring Spectacular 10am-5pm at Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. Running until Monday. To include: Award winning food and drink, garden plants and garden ware, stylish ideas for the home, quality arts and crafts, music and children's entertainment plus 'Picnic on the Prom' on Monday. Details: 01298 23114.

Coffee Morning 9.30am-12.30pm at Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek. Plus cake sale and bring & buy. Hosted by Rudyard Methodist Chapel. Details: 07518 074185 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Portrait Painting Group 2pm at Marquis of Gramby, Ipstones. Hosted by members of the Ipstones Memorial Hall's Portrait Painting Group.

Live Music 9.30pm at The Black Swan, Sheepmarket, Leek. Featuring Leek-based R7B band Crawlin From The Wreckage fronted by Charlie Middleton. Free admission.

Live Entertainment 9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. With rock band Anonymous. Free admission.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at the Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. This week with four piece group Strange Days. Plus entertainment on Sunday. Free admission and all welcome. Details: 01538 398802.

May Quiz 8pm start at The Conservative Club Working Men's Club(aka The Dog and Rot), Mill Street, Leek. Cash prizes. Teams of four or five with £5 entrance fee. Details: 01538 383093.

Sunday May 4

School Fund-raising Car Boot Open to public from 9am at Horton Lodge Special School, Rudyard, near Leek. Indoor stalls (which can be set up between 2pm-4pm the day before) £6. Outdoor stalls (set up from 8am on the day) £5. Also on May 4 and June 1. Details and to book a stall: 01538 398655.

Unveiling of Memories Box 2pm-4pm at Waterfall Village Hall. Cream teas and a wide range of scrap books will be available for people to look back on.

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.

The Situation Big May Birthday Midday to midnight at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. 21 acts on three stages over 12 hours. Advance tickets £6 (from the venue) or pay £7 on the door.

Dawn Chorus Guided Walk 6.30am-8.30am at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, near Leek. A walk listening to the enchanting sounds of the birds and the woodland. Cost: £5 per person. Booking essential: 01538 384017.

Medium Night Doors open at 7.30pm for a 8pm start at Leek Cricket Club. Featuring Patrick Hutchinson. Tickets £10. Details: 07791 372874.

Bank Holiday Monday May 5

Car Boot 10am-2pm at Meerbrook Village Hall, near Leek. To book a stall call 01538 300229.

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.

Sailing Club Open Day 11am-3.30pm at Rudyard Lake, near Leek. Free sailing on offer. All tasters will be run by experienced club members, and visitors will get to fully sample the social side of what the clubs can offer.

Tuesday May 6

Walk to Wildboarclough 10.30am-3.30pm meeting at Gradbach Car Park. Join John Mills for an 11 mile walk from Gradbach over Shutlingsloe, returning through Wildboarclough. There will be some steep ascents and descents. Booking essential, call 01538 483741.

Leek Arts Festival Concert 8pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek's Market Place. Featuring Richard Digance. Tickets: Leek TIC and the Foxlowe.

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