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Times Echo and Life / Foxlowe Arts Centre

June 30, 2022

Story telling and parade for Dr Plots

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.

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June 24, 2022

Bringing jazz back to town

There was lots of toe tapping by a Foxlowe Arts Centre audience last week as a celebration of all things jazz took place at the Leek venue. There was a top class line-up for Thursday’s (June 16) jazz night at the community-run arts centre with the Bridge Street Stompers and virtuoso saxophonist Justin Holcroft.

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June 24, 2022

All things green for arts festival

A community-run venue in the Moorlands is set to host an arts festival focusing on all things eco-friendly. HûG 2 – Foxlowe’s Green Arts Festival – is taking place at the Leek venue on Saturday (June 25) between 10am and 4pm.

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June 9, 2022

Jazz night to celebrate former club

A community-run arts centre in the Moorlands is hosting a special evening of jazz this month. The Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek will be the venue for a nostalgia night to mark the 60th anniversary of Leek Jazz Club, which was once an important fixture of the town’s social scene.

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May 12, 2022

First event of festival exceeds expectations

A month-long celebration of music, art and culture got under way in the Moorlands last week as the first main event in the 2022 Leek Arts Festival attracted a capacity audience to the town’s Foxlowe Arts Centre. A crowd of more than 150 people flocked to the venue on Wednesday (May 4) for an evening of heart-pumping African beats from the Tri Nations Trio supported by the Leek U3A African drumming group.

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April 28, 2022

Meeting to focus on history and heritage

A public event is being held in the Moorlands to focus on conserving the history and heritage of a town. Leek resident Cathy Fairley, who has a degree in History, is hosting ‘The Heritage and History of Leek and the Moorlands’ on Wednesday, June 29 at the Foxlowe Arts Centre from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.

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March 24, 2022

An amazing £5,000 raised at Fox Aid

The organisers of a fund-raising event in Leek to help the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine have hailed it a massive success following a day of live music. FoxAid took place throughout the day on Sunday (March 20) at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek with a host of local bands volunteering their time to play from 1pm until 10.30pm.

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March 17, 2022

New cafe exhibition unveiled

A new exhibition has been unveiled at a community-run arts centre in the Moorlands. Artist Maggie Hatchard is now displaying a number of her latest creations in the Drawing Room Cafe within the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek.

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January 20, 2022

Success for networking group at arts centre

A fortnightly business networking group in the Moorlands has proved a great success following its launch in the summer of 2021. Fox Networking, which meets on alternate Fridays at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek, is run by Mark Brammar who owns his own PR and marketing consultancy.

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January 6, 2022

Four theatre shows set for the Foxlowe stage

A series of theatre shows are coming to a community-run arts centre in the Moorlands. From the ‘Truly, Jack the Ripper’ to ‘Owdilocks and the Three Bears’ there is set to be some interesting and enthralling theatre at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek this Winter and Spring.

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December 2, 2021

Businesses gift appeal set to help struggling families

A group of Leek businesses are once again clubbing together to raise money and gift donations for a local appeal for families struggling financially after another difficult year. Dave Swarbrook and Mark Brammar, from the Creative Hub at the Foxlowe Arts Centre, are coordinating the appeal along with the Fox & Crow Gallery, which is housed in the same building.

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November 25, 2021

And action….. for community involved in movie

A big screen movie has been recently released which has a number of Moorlands connections. Caspian Films’ The Colour Room, which can be viewed on Sky Cinema, follows the journey of a determined, working-class woman, Clarice Cliff, as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century.

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