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Leek Arts Festival

Times Echo and Life / Leek Arts Festival

June 2, 2022

“Thank you” for festival support

With just a handful of events still to come in the 2022 Leek Arts Festival programme, organisers are urging local people not to miss out on the chance to enjoy some great comedy and music. LAF 2022 - which made a welcome return after missing the past two years because of Covid-19 - has seen a total of more than 40 events go ahead since the end of April, covering virtually every form of art and culture.

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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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May 12, 2022

Weekend of sun and music for town

There was a fabulous atmosphere in a Moorlands town at the weekend – with lots of sun and varied music events. Here are a few photos from just some of the events which took place over the weekend in Leek.

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May 6, 2022

Arts festival is back with a bang

A Moorlands town’s already vibrant and exciting entertainment scene is enjoying a massive boost this month as the town’s annual arts festival brings more than 40 extra events for culture lovers to enjoy. Leek Arts Festival was cancelled in 2020 - and never even got off the ground in 2021 - because of Covid-19.

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April 14, 2022

Explosion of sound and culture for festival

Nearly half of all events in this year’s Leek Arts Festival programme will be free of charge, festival organisers have confirmed. The festival, missing for the past two years because of the pandemic, is bouncing back next month with a line up of national and international stars alongside dozens of events featuring local artists and groups.

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January 27, 2022

Calling all artists and performers

Artists and performers across Leek and wider afield are being urged to come forward with their plans for this year's Leek Arts Festival - due to be staged in May after missing the past two years because of the pandemic. Festival organisers have already lined-up a series of top name gigs - including Eddi Reader, Climax Blues Band and the ever popular Fairport Convention - for this year’s programme.

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December 16, 2021

Festival set to bounce back after two years

Tickets for events in one of the Moorlands’ biggest celebrations of artistic talent have gone on sale after organisers confirmed it will bounce back next May. Leek Arts Festival has been unable to go ahead for two years in succession because of Covid-19. But tickets for key events in the 2022 Leek Arts Festival will be on sale at The Foxlowe Arts Centre from today (Wednesday, December 15) just in time for culture fans to buy them as Christmas presents. Tickets will also be available online through the festival website.

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