Foxlowe Arts Centre

Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD
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After the Storm

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Taiyô Yoshizawa, Kirin Kiki
  • UK release: 2 June 2017

Yoshiko (Kiki) is recently widowed and living by herself in a cramped apartment where she periodically welcomes crumpled son Ryota (Abe) and his son Shingo (Yoshizawa). Poignant film about growth and the passing of time, with a gorgeous performance from Kiki as the witty, tender, no-nonsense Yoshiko. Quietly powerful.

Tue 14 Nov


The Bad Touch

Sleaze rock five-piece from Edinburgh.

Fri 10 Nov



  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky
  • Written by: Alex von Tunzelmann
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery
  • UK release: 16 June 2017

The story of how Churchill (Cox) was vehemently opposed to the Normandy landings of 1944. Intelligent, sometimes moving drama with an exceptional cast (especially Purefoy as a touching George VI) but not notably cinematic, stringing together a series of confrontations with shots of Churchill being driven from one place to…

Tue 21 Nov


Denial (12a)

Starring Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall, Denial tells the compelling story of the legal battle between Jewish American historian Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz) and notorious Holocaust denier David Irving (Spall). Adapted by David Hare from Lipstadt's own book about the 1996 libel case Irving brought against her, which forced…

Tue 31 Oct


An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Sat 18 Nov


Fences (12a)

Denzel Washington adapts, directs and stars in August Wilson's Pulitzer prize-winning play, creating a compelling critique of masculinity. Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) is a middle-aged, embittered African-American father who once dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but now works as a waste collector. He…

Tue 28 Nov


Ferocious Dog (3-piece Acoustic)

Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block their acoustic show features Dan Ken,and john…………. and they are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they're following any hipster templates fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his…

Sat 25 Nov


Ferocious Dog Acoustic

Off the back of a busy summer of festivals, sold-out shows and excursions into Europe, Ferocious Dog are hitting the road with a run of intimate 3-piece shows. Bringing deeply personal lyrics, infused with folk, rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations to the masses, Ken Bonsall, Dan Booth and John Leonard will be whipping up a…

Sat 25 Nov


Frantz (12a)

In the aftermath of World War 1, a young German woman, Anna, grieves for her fiancé killed in battle. When a mysterious Frenchman visits his grave, Anna takes comfort in his stories of their friendship, but the rest of the residents of the small German village are more cynical. François Orzon's latest film is shot in…

Tue 7 Nov

£5.50 November Comedy Night,

5 COMEDIANS …….. JONNY AWSUM STEVE SHANYASKI Adam Riley Tom Short Compere Bethany Black DOORS 7.30PM STARTS 8.30 PM.

Thu 2 Nov

£11 December Comedy Night.

5 COMEDIANS………ANDREW BIRD JAKE LAMBERT Freddie Farrell Mark Woodrow Compere Barry Dodds

Thu 7 Dec

£11 October Comedy Night.

5 COMEDIANS ………DAN NIGHTINGALE RAY BADRAN Simon Lomas Jamie Hutchinson Compere Lou Conran DOORS 7.30PM STARTS 8.30PM.£10

Thu 5 Oct


I am Not Your Negro

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Raoul Peck

Documentary examining race relations in America, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which is told through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr Martin Luther King. Director Raoul Peck makes use of Baldwin's writing over archive footage, news clippings and vintage photographs…

Tue 3 Oct


Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James performs a tribute to Leonard Cohen.

Fri 24 Nov


Kirk Fletcher

leek blues and americana presents….KIRK FLETCHER.Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can't-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to blues and roots music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues…

Fri 29 Sep


Letters From Baghdad

  • 2016
  • US / UK / France
  • 1h 35min
  • Directed by: Sabine Krayenbühl / Zeva Oelbaum

The story of Gertrude Bell and her influence on Iraq after World War I.

Tue 24 Oct


Loving (12a)

Richard Loving proposes to his girlfriend Mildred and she says yes: the time-honoured beginning of a happy life together. But this is rural Virginia in 1958 and interracial marriage is prohibited in this state. Arrest, trial and forced exile follow, and the couple find themselves at the centre of the nascent civil rights…

Tue 17 Oct


A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Sweden
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hannes Holm
  • Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Ove (Lassgård) is an ageing, widowed grump who’s the self-appointed prefect of a small community; his attempts at suicide are continually frustrated by his new neighbours, mouthy Iranian immigrant Parvaneh (Pars) and her family. Shamelessly feelgood, with a welcome streak of black comedy, it’s predictable but heartwarming.

Tue 10 Oct



  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Ireland
  • 1h 55min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Aisling Walsh
  • Written by: Sherry White
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett

The story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Hawkins), who became famous for her simple but cheerful landscapes and pictures of flora and fauna. Hawkins is stunning as the meek and stooped Maud, who battles through her difficult home life and painful arthritis to something like triumph.

Tue 5 Dec


My Life as a Courgette

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • Switzerland, France
  • 1h 6min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Claude Barras
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)

Icare (Schlatter) is a nine year old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through…

Thu 26 Oct


Nigel Mazlyn Jones

Nigel Mazlyn Jones, acoustic guitarist and lyricist, is a veteran of the first wave of British acoustic warriors, along with Roy Harper, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Mick Softley and Mike Chapman. He returns to the front line after a five-year breather, invigorated and enthused, to bewilder and bemuse your singular and most…

Thu 19 Oct


On Stage Mr Bennett!

Dramatic Readings, Song & Dance. An evening of entertainment featuring dramatic readings from a wide range of Arnold Bennett's successful stage plays. A particular treat will be the rare chance to enjoy his 'A Good Woman' farce from 1899 in its entirety. Along with songs from the West End shows of the day there…

Fri 20 Oct


The Other Side of Hope

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • Finland/Germany
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
  • Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kousmanen, Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

Syrian asylum-seeker Khaled (Haji) meets travelling salesman-turned-restaurateur Wikström (Kuosmanen), and after an awkward start, a beautiful friendship is born. Kaurismaki is back and at the top of his game, with a melancholy, gorgeous-looking, sometimes screamingly funny exploration of the kindness of strangers. How…

Tue 12 Dec


Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Sat 4 Nov


Rodney Branigan

LEEK BLUES AND AMERICANA PRESENTS…….. Texas-raised Londoner Rodney Branigan learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. Artists are often described as having a unique talent; few epitomise this more than multi instrumentalist Rodney Branigan. In fact…

Sat 14 Oct


The Sense of an Ending

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer
  • UK release: 14 April 2017

Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy old git who’s on good terms with his ex wife (Walter); when he’s bequeathed the diary of an old friend, he is prompted to relive his schooldays. This adaptation of a Julian Barnes novel feels hokey and safe, although it has a nice cast and the scenes between Broadbent and Walter are…

Tue 26 Sep


Slaid Cleaves.

LEEK BLUES AND AMERICANA in association with BIDDULPH UP IN ARMS PRESENTS SLAID CLEAVES…. "Slaid Cleaves may be the Americana genre's most underappreciated songwriter. With a knack for giving breath to perpetually down-on-their-luck characters on albums like 2000's excellent Broke Down, the Austin by way of Maine…

Thu 28 Sep


Team Viking

Two friends have made a drunken pact that, whenever one of them has to go, they'll have the full Viking funeral they had always dreamed of. And then, sooner than expected, one of them has to go. Acclaimed by The Scotsman as a "funny, intimate show (The Scotsman), full of magnificently clever (Guardian) comedy theatre…

Wed 25 Oct

£12.10 some concessions

Tom Hingley & The Kar-pets

Tom Hingley comes to The Foxlowe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Inspiral Carpets 3rd studio album Revenge Of The Goldfish. Together with his band The Kar-Pets they will play the album in its entirety along with favourites from the legendary Manchester band's back catalogue. Support comes from local…

Sat 21 Oct


Tom Hingley And The Karpets

THE SITUATION PRESENTS……The Kar-Pets are an Inspiral Carpets tribute band, but with a notable difference from other tribute bands in that the Kar-Pets feature the former lead singer of the Inspirals, Tom Hingley. Tom was a member of the Inspiral Carpets from 1989 to 2011 and sang on all the bands many chart hits as well…

Sat 21 Oct


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