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By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

By Belinda Hargreaves

The Bishops Wife will be the next screening at Foxlowe Films.

The Bishops Wife will be the next screening at Foxlowe Films.

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Wednesday December 11

Carol Singing 10am at Sainsbury's in Leek. With the St Mary's School Choir. Plus in the afternoon with children from Leek First School.

On Thursday the children from All Saints First School will be singing from 10am.

Leek Floral Art Society 7.30pm at St Edwards Junior Academy, Westwood Road, Leek. The society presents 'It's a Gift!' Club Competition by members of the society. Visitors welcome £5. Details: 07966 393259 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Santa Specials Foxfield Railway, Caverswall Road,Blythe Bridge. Running until December 24. Details: 01782 396210 or www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/events.php

Christmas Lunch 12.30pm at Oakamoor Village Hall.

Hosted by Holy Trinity Church in Oakamoor.

Bingo Christmas Special Eyes down at 8pm at Swinscoe Village Hall. Prize bingo with seasonal refreshments. All welcome. Details: 01335 344073.

Gordon Clark Scholars 8pm at Abbotsholme School, near Uttoxeter. Hosted by Abbotsholme Arts Society. Details and tickets: 01889 590217.

Thursday December 12

Folk At The Lion 8pm for 8.30pm start at The Red Lion, Cheddleton. Featuring regulars Herbs and Leekies plus special guest Jolly Jock. Entry £5 on door.

Friday December 13

Lions Santa Sleigh 10am-6pm at Sainsbury's in Leek. Also on Saturday and Sunday (10am-4pm). Santa's Sleigh, escorted by the Lions Club of Leek will also be out and about round Leek depending on weather.

Hollinsclough Christmas Fair 4pm-7pm at Hollinsclough Primary School, near Longnor. Mince pies, mulled wine, gifts stalls, tombola, raffle, games and activities plus visit Santa in his Grotto.

Free Friday Walk 11am-12noon at Ilam Park, Home Farm, Ilam.

Join a volunteer walk leader for this walk. Meet outside Ilam Park Shop and Visitor Centre. Details: 01433 670368.

Leek Town Tigers Christmas 7pm-11pm at Leek Town Football Club, Macclesfield Road, Leek. To include a disco, auction, and a visit from Santa. Admission £1 per family.

Meet on the Ridge 9pm at The Doveridge Village Club, near Uttoxeter. With the Vice-Bishops.

Ghost Walk 7.30pm meeting at the Nicholson War Memorial, Leek. A guided walk led by Bill Cawley. Cost: £4 for adults and £2 for children. Details: 01538 382563 07972 749312.

Saturday December 14

Santa's Grotto 2pm-4pm at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. Details: 01538 300361.

Coffee Morning 10am-12noon at Rudyard Methodist Chapel, Lake Road in Rudyard, near Leek. To raise funds to help those who have been affected by the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Details: 07966 393259.

Yuletide Celebrations Little Moreton Hall, Congleton. Also on Sunday and December 21 and 22. Enjoy an atmospheric taste of a Tudor Christmas with decorations, music and storytelling for all ages. Details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall or 01260 272018.

Party Night 8.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Featuring funk, soul and disco band Funk Station. Tickets £5 from venue.

Aladdin and his Magic Lamp 2.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Also on December 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and 29, and January 3,4 and 5. Plus 7pm performances on December 14 and 21. Details: 01538 386112 or www.foxloweartscentre.co.uk

Sequence Dancing 8pm-11pm at The Empire Ballroom, Ashbourne. With music by Tony Allen. All are welcome.

Silver Band Concert 7.30pmWarslow Village Hall. Featuring the Warslow Silver Band. Tickets £5. 01298 84984.

Christmas Social Dance Swythamley & Heaton Centre. With Allen Wheeldon. Admission £6 to include festive buffet.

Christmas Warm Up Disco 10pm-2.30pm at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. With DJ Quix. Free mini bus available. 01538 300361.

Santa and Steam Specials At Churnet Valley Railway, near Leek. Running every Saturday and Sunday throughout December including Christmas Eve. Details: call 01538 758491 or www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk.

Christmas Concert 7.30pm at All Saint's Church, Compton, Leek. Entitled Christmas Old and New featuring The Phoenix Singers, Piva and Young Phoenix. Advance tickets £10 (from Leek Tourist Information Centre or Westwood Post Office) or pay £12 on the door. £2 for under 18s. Details: 01538-385579 or www.phoenixsingersleek.co.uk.

Live Music 9pm at The Jervis Arms, Onecote. Featuring The Sons Of Clogger. Details: 01538 304206.

Soul Night Benk's, Stockwell Street, Leek. DJ Stef of Leek Soul Club is offering others to take to the decks at this event. Anyone interested can contact him on stefcallear@tiscali.co.uk or 01538 387543. Free entry, donations welcome in aid of Douglas McMillan.

Sunday December 15

Pet Service 2pm at Holy Trinity Church in Oakamoor. Take your pet along for a blessing.

Christmas Sunday Supplement 10.30am-3.30pm in Leek town centre. To include lstalls offering a range of locally-produced items. Plus independent shops open. Organised by the Leek Totally Locally team.

Pipes In The Peak Doors open at 1.30pm for 2.30pm start at Dovedale Garage, Thorpe, near Ashbourne. With organist Christian Cartwright. 0777 800 5729 or 01335 350258.

Monday December 16

Carol Singing Lunchtime at Sainsbury's in Leek. Featuring the Phoenix Singers. Also on Thursday, December 19.

Tuesday December 17

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.

Foxlowe Film Doors open at 7pm for 7.45pm start at The Foxlowe Arts centre, Market Place, Leek. This week with the screening of the U rated The Bishops Wife. Admission £5. Details: www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk.

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