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What's on in the Staffordshire Moorlands week commencing Wednesday August 6

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

By Belinda Hargreaves

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Wednesday July 30

Great Balsam Bash 10.30am-3.30pm at Consall Nature Park, Consall Forge, near Wetley Rocks. Details: 01782 302030.

Summer Children's Workshops 10.30am-midday at Cabbage-Rose, 37 St Edward Street, Leek. With Fabric Painting. Plus on Thursday from 10am-midday with Stamping. Plus on August 4 from 2pm-3.30pm with Knitting.Plus on August 5 from 10am-midday with Felting. Cost £3 per child per session. Materials and refreshments provided. Details: 07772 484268.

Bingo Night Eyes down at 7.30pm at Warslow Village Hall. In aid of Christies.

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Thursday July 31

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.

WW1 Homage To Heroes 1914-18 Carriage Rides Running until August 3 at St Peter's Church, Blythe Bridge Road, Caverswall. Plus Scarecrow Competition across the village. Organised and managed by Caverswall Women's Institute. Details: 01538 360880.

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

The Old Central Bingo Eyes down at 8pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. The weekly Thursday Bingo Nights are back at The Old Central following a refurbishment. With cash prizes.

Friday August 1

Drama Session 10am-12noon at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Every Friday. Details: 01782 565723 or info@elitestaffordshire.co.uk.

Six Day Flower Festival 11am-7pm at Rudyard Methodist Chapel, Lake Road, Rudyard. 'Around the World in Flowers'. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Details: 07518 074185 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

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

Meet On The Ridge At Doveridge Club, near Uttoxeter. With special guest Gavin Sutherland. Details: 01889 563123.

Whist Drive 8pm at Sheen Village Hall. In aid of St Luke's Church in Sheen. Admission £1.50. Refreshments. Details: 01298 84492.

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.

Acoustic Open Mic Night 8.30pm at The Alton Castle pub, Tape Street, Leek. With Pete Cash. Plus Darts Knockout at 8pm on Saturday (August 2). £3 entry and £200 prize fund. Details: 07970 015828.

Butterton Bingo Eyes down at 7.30pm at Butterton Village Hall. Grocery Bingo with cash flyer – in aid of village hall.

Leek Soul Club 8.30pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. With DJs Stef, Soulie and Spanner behind the decks and playing the best in Northern Soul, Motown, Crossover, with sixties and seventies soul. Advance tickets £3 from the venue or by calling 01538 387543.

Saturday August 2

Haregate Community Carnival Queen Day 1pm at St Paul's Church, Novi Lane, Leek. Lots of fun for all the family including a parade through the area of Haregate, bouncy castle, and a host of fun competitions.

Barbecue 5pm at Endon Methodist Church. Admission £5 for adults and free for children. Proceeds in aid of Missions. Details: 01782 504705.

Art In Action 10am-4pm at Cheadle Guild Hall, Tape Street, Cheadle. Hosted by the U3A Art Club with paintings on exhibition and for sale. Come and have a go and watch artists at work. Refreshments, and raffle available. Free admission. Details: 01538 266956.

Guided Walk 10am meeting at the Tourist Information Centre, Market Place, Leek. With Leek and the First World War by Bill Cawley. Cost £5. Every Saturday until end of October.

Homage To Heroes Flower Festival 10am-7pm at St. Peter's Church Caverswall. Running until Monday, August 4. Floral tributes based on extracts from the war poets and a display of memorabilia. Plus Evening Concert by Trentham Brass Band on Saturday at 7.30pm. Plus Evening Service of Commemoration on Sunday at 7pm. Plus judging of Scarecrow competition and carriage rides. Details and tickets for concert: 01538 360880.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at the Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. This week with duo Carlson and Baillie. Plus on Sunday with another top act assured. Free admission and all welcome. Details: 01538 398634.

Boogie Cafe 8pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. Four DJ's will be playing boogie, funk, and disco with the aim of providing a fun and friendly atmosphere. Admission £5 on the door.

Sunday August 3

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.

Bandstand Concert 2pm-4pm at The Bandstand, Brough Park, Leek. Featuring Dominic (Chuck Berry) Cooper and co. Hosted by the Friends of Brough Park.

Family Fun Dog Show 11am-3pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Hosted by Dougal's Den in Leek. All funds raised will be donated to Moorlands Dog Rescue. Registration from 11am with show at midday. Rosettes to 6th place. Classes to include: Prettiest Bitch, Handsome Dog, Cutest Pup, Best Rescue, Dog with Waggiest Tail, and Sweetest Expression. Entry: £1.50 per class or enter any five for £5. Details: 07540 959387 or 01538 372180.

Celebration Service 4pm at St Philip's Church, Ash Bank Road, Werrington. With the Bishop of Stafford, the Right Reverend Geoff Annas. To mark the re-opening of the church's roof after repair. Followed by celebratory tea at the village hall. Details: 07989 673530.

'Songs of Praise' Evening Service 7pm at Rudyard Methodist chapel, Lake Road, Rudyard, near Leek. With the Over Alderley Brass Band. Everyone welcome. Details: 07518 074185 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Party In The Park Cheadle Recreational Grounds. Lots of fun for all the family including: It's A Knockout Competition, Aladdin's Event Slide, World War One Exhibition, and much more. Details: 01538 754288.

Monday August 4

Reading Group 6pm at The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. Free event. Details: 01538 483215.

Children's Day 2pm-4pm at Brindley's Mill, Mill Street, Leek. Lots of fun including: Gnome Hunt, Aquaplay, Quiz, Colouring, and activities. Free admission for children. £3 for adults. Plus demonstrations and guided tours.

Tuesday August 5

Moorlands Housing 3pm-4pm at Cheadle Library, High Street, Cheadle. A free drop-in session for help and information.

New Line Dancing Lessons 7pm-9pm at The Old Central, Market Street, Leek. For beginners. Hosted by the Kingfisher Country Music Club.Every Tuesday. Admission £3 on the door. Details: 07813 264165.

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