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What's On - February 19 to February 25

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 19, 2014

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Wednesday February 19

Wild Art Activity Days 11am-3pm at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, Bradnop, near Leek. Running until Sunday, February 23.

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.

Aladdin and his Magic Lamp 7pm at The Cheadle Community Theatre, The Cheadle Academy, Station Road, Cheadle. Running until Saturday. Tickets available at Cheadle Dry Cleaners, Crafty Urchins, Nusyte Opticians and Something Special (all in the High Street, Cheadle.)

Foxlowe Talk 7.30pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. 'A Way of Living: What Architecture does for society and me' by Patrick Redmund.

Thursday February 20

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

The Witches Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start at Manifold Primary School, Warslow. Presented by the Longnor Players. Tickets £7 adults and £4 concessions available from shops in Longnor, Hartington and Warslow. Alternatively call Ged on 01298 83571 or visit www.longnorplayers.org.uk.

Children's Film Screening 2pm at The Foxlowe Arts centre, Market Place, Leek. With the PG Matilda. Admission £1.

The CVLLP Project 7.30pm-9pm at The Ramblers Retreat, Red Road, Dimmingsdale, Alton. Hosted by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Alton Group. £1.50 admission. Details; 01538 757260.

Friday February 21

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 online services. Free event. Details: 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

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's Reflections 7pm at St John's Church, Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks. An evening of up-beat music and songs to enjoy with 'Sax & Keys' and friends. Tickets £5 from 01782 550555.

Grocery Bingo Eyes down at 8pm at St Paul's Church Centre, Novi Lane, Leek. In aid of Leek Gateway Club.

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.

Live Music 7.30pm-12midnight at The Central Club, Market Street, Leek. Featuring Cardinal supported by Lights by the Sea. Admission £3 on the door.

Saturday February 22

Bric-a-Brac Sale 10am-12noon at the Conservative Club in Cheadle. A wide variety of bargains hosted by Cheadle Animal Welfare Society.

Coffee Morning 9.30am-12.30pm at Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek. Home-made cake sale and bring-and-buy hosted by Rudyard and District WI. Details: 07518 074185 or suzsheldon@btinternet.com

Winter Steam Gala 8am-3.45pm at Churnet Valley Railway. Also on Sunday. Details: www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk.

Saturday Night Line-Up 9pm at The Cock, Derby Street, Leek. This week with Mikey Rhead and Friends.

Football Legend Book Signing 8pm at The Pride of the Moorlands, Junction Road, Leek. Stoke football club legend Alan Hudson will be visiting the pub for a book signing and Q&A session. Tickets £10 available from the venue.

An Evening of Jazz 7.30pm for 8pm start at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Featuring Rodina, aka Aoife Hearty and Joe Tatton. Tickets £6 available from the venue. Details: 01538 386112.

Queen Elizabeth I 7pm for 8pm start at Checkley Community Centre. One woman show about the protestant queen. Ticket: 01538 723303.

Live Music 9pm at The Old Star, Uttoxeter. With indie and punk band The Shelter.

February Pub Quiz 8pm at The Conservative Working Men's Club (aka The Dog & Rot), Mill Street, Leek. Bonus Prize Accumulator now at £80. Teams of four or five £5 entrance. Details: 01538 383093.

Live Entertainment Doors open at 7pm at The Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club, Leek. With female duo Twin Souls. Plus on Sunday with entertainer Jason Kerr. Free admission and all welcome.

Copper Talk 7.30pm at Onecote Village Hall. Hosted by author Lindsey Porter. Admission £4. Details: 01538 304594.

Sunday February 23

Exploring the Churnet Valley 10am meeting at the Oakamoor Picnic Area, near Cheadle. A guided walk. Cost: £2.50 for adults and free for children. Details: 01782 302030.

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 WalkThe 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.

Faith At Five 5pm at St Edward's Church, Leek. All age informal service starting with songs, games, crafts and prayer on the theme of Creation. Followed by a bring and share tea.

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

Charity Feast 1pm-5pm at Naz Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant, Stockwell Street, Leek. In aid of the Leek Royal British Legion. Tickets £15 from venue.

Monday February 24

Fairtrade Fortnight Launch 11am at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek. Leek Town Mayor John Fisher will be launching this year's celebrations.

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. Every Monday.

Tuesday February 25

Borderland Voices Workshops 10.30am-12.30pm at 57 Queens Drive, Leek. With Creative Writing Group. Plus at 1.30pm-3.30pm with Creative Space. 01538 528708.

Quilting Group 1.30pm-3.30pm at Cheadle Library, High Street. Free drop in group.

Dr Ashdown-Hill's Arts Club Talk 7.30pm at the Dove Room, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek. Admission is £2 for members and £4 non-members. All are welcome.

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