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What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Roughneck Riot will be performing at the Marchington Music Club this weekend.

  • Roughneck Riot will be performing at the Marchington Music Club this weekend.

  • Alison McCrea, member of Transition Leek, at a previous Seed Swap event in Leek.

  • Alison McCrea, member of Transition Leek, at a previous Seed Swap event in Leek.

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Wednesday January 29

Borderland Voices Workshop 10.30am-12.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. DIY Experimental Arts. Details: 01538 528708.

Abbotsholme Arts Society Concert 8pm at Abbotsholme School, near Uttoxeter. With Elias String Quartet. Details and tickets: 01543 263304.

Disco Night 7pm-9pm at Macclesfield United Reformed Church, in Macclesfield town centre. Inclusive disco for people with disabilities. Full disabled facilities and ramped access. Food and drink available. Admission £2. Carers and support workers free admission. All ages and all abilities welcome. Every Wednesday. Details: 07787 966621.

Thursday January 30

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

Werrington Patients Participation Group 1.30pm at Werrington Village Surgery. If anyone wishes to include an item on the agenda for discussion contact David on 01782 302019.

Meditation Classes 7.30pm-9.30pm at Brough Park Leisure Centre, Leek. These classes are especially suitable for complete beginner's. The facility fee to cover the room costs is £5 per class but this first class of the course will be free for newcomers. Other dates for this course are: February 6, 13 and 20. Details: Samudra Buddhist Centre on 01298 79777 or 07527 292908, or e-mail info@samudracentre.org.

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

Friday January 31

An Audience with Elite's Leek Drama Group 11amat The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. A showcase by the Elite Drama Group. Admission £1.50 to include tea, coffee and biscuits. Details: 01782 565723.

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.

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.

Quiz Night 7.30pm for 8pm start at Wetley Rocks Village hall. With quiz masters John and Chris Horton. Hosted by the Cheddleton and Wetley Rocks Twinning Association. Take your own drinks and nibbles. Admission £3 per person.

Ghost Walk 7.30pm-9pm starting from Getliffe's Yard, off Derby Street, Leek Every Friday. Details: call 07765 033733 or email williamcawley55@btinternet.com

Rock Night 9pm at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. 01538 300361.

Blitz Night 8pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. DJ Anthony Grain and friends will be playing a range of eighties tunes. This event will be raising cash for local cause Oscar's Giving. Tickets £5 available from the Net Shop in Sheepmarket, Leek.

Saturday February 1

Fund-raising 70s and 80s Night At The Pride of the Moorlands, Junction Road, Leek. £5 admission, in aid of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Fancy dress for punters is optional.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. This week with male duo Wildest Dreams. Plus entertainment on Sunday. Free admission and all welcome.

Live Music 9.30pm at The Black Swan, Sheepmarket, Leek. With blues and rock act Jim Kirkpatrick's Heavy Weather. Free admission.

Social Dance 7.30pm at Swythamley and Heaton Centre. Led by Tim Walker. Admission on the door £5 to include buffet. Licensed bar.

Live Music 9pm at The Cock Inn, Derby Street, Leek. Featuring country band Well Travelled. Plus on Sunday with Steve G's Solo Blues from 1pm.

Sunday February 2

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

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

Seed Swap 11am-2pm at Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Hosted by Transition Leek. Take seeds in a packet or bag with cultivation information. Swap for new seeds. Partly used packets welcome. Homemade jams and chutneys also welcome. Free admission. Donations welcome. Details: www.transitionleek.org.uk

Marchington Music Club 5pm-7.30pm at The Dog and Partridge, Marchington. This week with Roughneck Riot. Details: 01283 820394.

Monday February 3

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

Live & Local 7.45pm at The Swythamley and Heaton Community Centre. The Tell Tale Heart with Little Earthquake. Details: 07814 528741.

Sing Around Session At The Wilkes Head, St Edward Street, Leek. All performers welcome. Sing around session leaning towards Americana and bluegrass. Every Monday.

Tuesday February 4

Singaround Session The Yew Tree, Cauldon, near Waterhouses. All singers, musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers and those who love to listen or join in are welcome. Every first Tuesday. Details: 01538 308348.

Foxlowe Film 7.45pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With the 15 rated Like Father, Like Son. Admission £5.

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