A popular event is making a welcome return to a Moorlands town. Doctor Plot’s Lesser Known Leek is a community event held on the first Sunday in July in Leek town centre. It includes a parade, workshops, live story telling and much more. This year’s event on Sunday (July 3) will run from 10.45am until 2.30pm.
A popular event is making a welcome return to a Moorlands town.
Doctor Plot’s Lesser Known Leek is a community event held on the first Sunday in July in Leek town centre. It includes a parade, workshops, live story telling and much more.
This year’s event on Sunday (July 3) will run from 10.45am until 2.30pm.
“At 10.45am: Spot the Green Knight or Sir Gawain as they adventure through town preparing for their big rendezvous at the Green Chapel, follow them on their journey to Sparrow Park.
“At 11am, there will be a street theatre telling the tale of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight with our famous giant Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
“Between 11.15am and 2pm, there will be free craft workshops: Cardboard weapon foundry make a dirk and targe of your own design – for 2022 we are remembering the journey of Charles Edward Stuart aka Bonnie Prince Charlie who stopped over in Leek during the Jacobite Revolution of 1745.
“Then at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm, visit the storytelling tent for medieval mysteries and local legends.”
The spokesman added: “At 2pm, join in the big community parade with Sir Gawain and The Green Knight through Leek town centre; and at 2.15pm, there will be another street theatre telling the tale of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight by Leek’s medieval Butter Cross at the foot of the Market Place.”
Meanwhile, there is set to be an added historical aspect to this year’s Dr Plots event.
A living history camp is set to be on offer for visitors to have a walk around, on the grounds of the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek.
A spokesman for the community-run Foxlowe, said: “In 1745 the Jacobites visited Leek on their invasion and stayed at the home of Old Mr Mills, a house that was on the site before the present Georgian Foxlowe was built.
“And you know what? They are coming again. Lace Wars on Sunday (July 3) will be setting up a living history camp in the gardens of the Foxlowe Arts Centre between 10am and 4pm, where you will be able to ask them questions on life as a Jacobite.
“They will also join in with the Doctor Plots Parade.”
Lace Wars re-enactment group portrays life during the Eighteenth-Century.
A spokesman for the group said: “We specialise in the period 1740-1760, in particular the Jacobite Rebellion, but we have also been known to dabble with events based on smugglers, highwaymen and other ne’er-do-wells.
“We stage events throughout the year at historic sites in the UK.
“Our events vary from Living History encampments to skirmishes, drill displays and children’s activities.”
For further information about Sunday’s Dr Plots in Leek, go online to: www.facebook.com/drplotslesserknownleek.
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