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What's On in the Staffordshire Moorlands

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

The Potteries Folk Club will be meeting at Foxfield Railway this weekend.

The Potteries Folk Club will be meeting at Foxfield Railway this weekend.

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Wednesday February 12

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.

Leek Floral Art Society 7.30pm at St Edwards Junior Academy, Westwood Road, Leek. 'A Little of what you Fancy!' Visitors welcome £5. Details: 07966 393259 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Biddulph Up In Arms 7.30pm for 8pm start at The Biddulph Arms, Congleton Road, Biddulph.With Brian NcNeil. Admission £12.

Thursday February 13

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.

Independent Living 2pm-4pm at Cheadle Library, High Street. Advice on help in the home, community alarm service, and home improvements. Free event. Also at Blythe Bridge Library from 10am-12noon. Details: 01538 483864.

Reading Circle 2pm at Leek Library, Stockwell Street, Leek. Free event. Details; 01538 483215.

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.

Reading Group 7pm at The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek. Free event. Details: 01538 483215.

Rudyard & District WI. 7.30pm at Rudyard Methodist Chapel, near Leek. "What would you ring the police for?" is the title of this month's speaker. All ladies welcome. Details; 07966 393259 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com.

Folk at the Lion 8pm for 8.30pm start at The Red Lion, Cheddleton. With regulars Herbs and Leekies and special guest Ken Nicol. Tickets £10. Details: 01538 385260.

Friday February 14

Start Two 9.30am-12noon at Cheadle Library, High Street. Advice for job seekers, people starting up new businesses, and using online services. Details: 01538 483864.

Decorating Cookies 10am-4pm at Sainsburys in Leek. Staff from the British Heart Foundation charity shop will be offering this culinary challenge to youngsters. Also on Saturday. Details: 01538 382912.

Marketing Research for Small Businesses 12noon-2.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek. Details and to book a place: 01889 591844 or 07736 414425.

Children's Reading Group 3.45pm-4.45pm at Werrington Library. Free event. Details: 01782 302706.

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

Valentine's Meal 7pm-10pm at Indulgence Coffee Lounge, 1 Lion Buildings, Market Place, Uttoxeter. A three course meal for you and your Valentine. Details and bookings: 01889 568064 or www.indulgence-experience.co.uk

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

Potteries Folk Club 7.30pm at Foxfield Railway, Blythe Bridge. This month featuring traditional music hall songs as well as his own self-penned tunes by Mal White. Entrance fees £10 (£9 concessions). For club members, it will be £9 (£8 concessions): membership for 2014 is £5.

Meet on the Ridge 9pm at The Doveridge Village Club, near Uttoxeter. With the Vice Bishops and Big Stone Gap. Details: 01889 563123.

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.

Valentine Dining Train 7.30pm at Churnet Valley Railway. Tickets £25 per person. Romantic four course dinner on board the heritage railway's luxury candlelit dining coach. Details: 01538 750755 or www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk.

Saturday February 15

Fine Food Market 9am-3pm in The Market Place, Leek. Local and regional specialist food producers offering their culinary delights.

Moorlands Therapist Free Sessions 12.45pm-3.40pm at The Friend's (Quaker) Meeting House in Overton Bank, Leek. Lots of different kinds of therapies on offer. Details: 07867 561113.

Saturday Night Line Up 9pm at The Cock, Derby Street, Leek. This week with The Acoustic Roosters featuring Steve Rhead and Luke Hodgkins.

A Night At The Races 5.30pm at Leek Town Football Club, Macclesfield Road, Leek. Anyone interested in sponsoring a race for £30, or owning a horse for £5, call Jamie Cullerton on 07827 360181 or e mail on cullo3@hotmail.com

Live Music 9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. With rock band CTRL-C. Free admission.

Live & Local 7.30pm at Alstonefield Memorial Hall. Towns End Touring will be performing We Will Be Free! Tickets and details: 01553 310322.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. With male duo Devante. Plus on Sunday with entertainer Shane Stevens. Free entry.

Sunday February 16

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

Guided Walk The Churnet Valley. A five mile guided walk with historian John Higgins round Alton exploring the hidden history left by the Earl of Shrewsbury's large estate. Free. Details: 01538 703331.

Marchington Music Club 5pm-7.30pm at The Dog and Partridge, Marchington. With Massa. Details; 01283 820394.

Folk Night 8pm at Den Engel's Belgium Bar, Stanley Street, Leek. Every third Sunday of the month.

Monday February 17

Borderland Voices Workshops 1.30pm-3.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. DIY Experimental Arts. Plus on Tuesday at 10.30am-12.30pm: Creative Writing Group. And 1.30pm-3.30pm: Creative Space. Details: 01538 528708.

Police Surgery 5pm-6pm at Werrington Library in Ashbank Road. Residents are invited to go along and discuss issues that matter to them and the community with local officers.

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.

Tuesday February 18

Foxlowe Film 7.45pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek. With the 15 rated Le Week-End. Admission £5. Details: www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk.

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