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What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

The Gregory S Davies Band will be performing as part of the Winter Warmer Blues festival in Leek this weekend.

The Gregory S Davies Band will be performing as part of the Winter Warmer Blues festival in Leek this weekend.

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Wednesday February 5

Nicholson Art Collection 10am-4pm at The Nicholson Gallery and Museum, Nicholson Institute, Stockwell Street, Leek. A selection of art from the Nicholson Art Collection, some of which has not been on display for many years including local maps back to 1600, watercolours by Victorian artist Harold Palm. Exhibition running until March 1.

Coffee Morning 9.30am-11am at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. To celebrate National Storytelling Week. Free event. Details: 01538 483207.

Winter Warmer Festival 8pm at The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. With Dig Where You Stand. Plus at The Cock, Derby Street on Friday at 9pm with The Midnight Magic Blues; and on Saturday at 9pm with MSG Blues With No Additives. Plus at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek on Saturday at 8.30pm with The Gregory S Davies Band (tickets £5); and on Sunday at 8pm with Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys (tickets £12). Details: www.leekblues.co.uk.

Library Consultation Coffee Morning 9.30am-11am at LeekLibrary, Stockwell Street, Leek. Part of a countywide "Let's Talk" conversation to find out how people and groups use their libraries, and their thoughts on how the service should evolve to better serve people's changing needs. Details: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/connectedlibraries.

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.

Free Film Night 7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. With the screening of the documentary In Real Life. Details: 01538 386112.

Thursday February 6

Transport Exhibition 10am-4pm at Cheadle Discovery and Visitor Centre, High Street, Cheadle. Running all this month. History of rail, roads, and canals in the local area. Opening hours of the centre: every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Details: www.facebook.com/discovercheadle.

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.

Carnival Attendants Competition 6pm at The Priory, Abbots Road, Leek. Competition to find two additional members for the Haregate Community Queen's Retinue. Details: 07849 776587.

Low Down Al's Midweek Medicine Show At The Cock Inn, Derby Street, Leek. A new music session for the town on every first Thursday of the month.

Open Mike Night 9pm at The Cavendish, Doveridge, near Uttoxeter. Details: 07876 397770.

Friday February 7

Start Two 9.30am-1.30pm at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. With Job Centre staff adviser. Advice for job seekers, people starting up new businesses, training and using on-line services. Free drop-in. 01538 483207.

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

Biddulph Artisan Market 9am-3pm at Biddulph's Town Hall. Every first Friday of the month. Details: 01782 943138.

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.

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.

Marching Band AGM 7pm at Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club in Leek. The AGM of The Staffordshire Moorlands Youth Band Association. Details: 07753 663560.

Sensational Salsa Social 7pm at The Old Hall, Buxton. Tickets: £22.50. Details: www.oldhallhotelbuxton.co.uk.

Young Farmer's Disco 9.30pm at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. Details: 01538 300361.

Live & Local 7.30pm at Biddulph Moor Village Hall. With Seven Ages by Kepow Theatre Company. Details and tickets: 01782 523573.

Saturday February 8

Farmers Market 9am-4pm at Cheadle Market Place. A wide variety of local and regional produce.

Live Music 9pm at The Winking Man, Upperhulme, near Leek. With Ray Pickin. Details: 01538 300361.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek.

This week with male duo Fingers and Fumbs. Plus on Sunday with female vocalist Sarah Jay. Free admission and all welcome.

Four Towns Civic Ball 7.15pm for 8pm start at Alton Towers Hotel. Black tie event with three course meal and disco hosted by the town mayors of Leek, Cheadle, Uttoxeter and Cheadle. Tickets £30 for adults and £12 for children. Details: 01538 381271.

Musical Extravaganza 7pm at Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek. An evening with Dorothy's Friends. Tickets £5 including coffee (free admission for children). In aid of the @21 Leek Town Centre Youth Project.

Live Music 9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. With rock band T Bar.

Sunday February 9

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

Westwood College Car Boot 9am-12noon at Westwood College, Leek. Indoor stalls £6 and outdoor stalls £4. Entrance to inside: 20p. Refreshments available. To book a stall call 01538 385112.

Marchington Music Club 5pm-7.30pm at The Dog & Partridge, Church Lane, Marchington, near Uttoxeter. This week featuring Celtic and Cajun act Swamp Trash. Details: 01283 820394 or www.dogandpartridge.co.uk.

Moss Walk 11am-1pm at Ladderedge Country Park. Meet in the car park for a fguided walk around the country park.

Monday February 10

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). Full disabled facilities and ramped access. All ages and all abilities welcome. Every Monday.

Tuesday February 11

Gardens for Wildlife 7.30pm-9pm at St Paul's Church Centre, Novi Lane, Leek. The Leek group of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust will be hosting their AGM followed by an illustrated talk with author and photographer Paul Hudson.

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.

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