Fragments for a new Cope

Feedback from Silverdale on Friday 17th October we had a lovely day of workshops in Silverdale Library that we featured in the previous post. We’ve just received these lovely pictures from one of the friends who was helping us on the day so thought we’d just post these comments and pictures together, offering a view ofContinue reading “Fragments for a new Cope”

the old streets of Silverdale

Silverdale Library Newcastle, Staffordshire Friday 17th October exploring the old streets of Silverdale…Stepping back in time to the days of Dieulacres Abbey in Leek, Silverdale children from St Luke’s Primary School visited the local library and unfurled the town of their imaginings where the river ran bright and glittering through the Silver Dale, past itsContinue reading “the old streets of Silverdale”

Who is helping?

Who is helping? Workshops in Leek: once, now and next are gathering momentum We’ve been telling medieval stories and designing modern reliquaries on Apple Day at the Dove Valley Centre Groups at Borderland Voices have been illuminating their own manuscripts working on a new Cope, mixing traditional medieval motifs (saints and Biblical scenes)with modern issuesContinue reading “Who is helping?”

Unrolling Leek!

Unrolling Leek! on a long piece of paper! Saturday 18th October 2 – 4 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre Enjoying October’s Big Draw theme with events running across the country, we’ll be drawing all your favourite places in Leek on one huge piece of paper. Whether you like Brough Park or the Foxlowe, or both, orContinue reading “Unrolling Leek!”

Ancient Adventures

Ancient Adventures Tuesday 28th October Leek Library   Exploring the lost medieval landscapes of Leek,  come along and make your own medieval castle or pop up abbey. Then make some tiny puppets to tell some of the lost tales of Leek! Where: Leek Library, Church St, Leek When: 10am – 12noon or 1.00 – 3pm. This event is freeContinue reading “Ancient Adventures”

Old stories, new adventures

Old stories, new adventures Saturday 18th october Leek Library Join our storyteller to listen to old tales of the Moorlands: of giants and mermaids and magic and monsters! Then create your own stories about life and adventures in Leek When: 10am – 12 noon Where: Leek Library, Church St, Leek Cost: none! a free event. You are welcome to comeContinue reading “Old stories, new adventures”

Stitching Time

Stitching Time Friday 17th October Silverdale Library Experienced stitchers and first time scribblers all welcomed! When Dieualcres Abbey was dissolved, among its many treasures were richly embroidered copes: cloaks worn by Abbots and Bishops. Rumour (possibly scurrilous) has it that some of these beautiful pieces were carried away to Hardwick and Hatton Halls and are incorporatedContinue reading “Stitching Time”

Apple Day, 2014

Apple Day Sunday 12th October Dove Valley Centre Where: Dove, Valley Centre, Under Whitle, nr Longnor, 7 miles south of Buxton SK17 0PR When: 11am – 3.30pm Cost: a free event but donations are appreciated! More information: a day of apple, orchard and Staffordshire Moorland fun Apple tasting & identification  Orchard wildlife Apple juicing with LeekContinue reading “Apple Day, 2014”

Leek: once, now and next, Events

Events in October a month of livelinesses Events list (all events are free, no booking is required but if numbers get too big we may have to ask you to go and have a find yourself of cake somewhere for a little while)   Sunday 12th: Apple Day, visit this farm in the Upper DoveContinue reading “Leek: once, now and next, Events”