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”

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”

Leek: once, now and next

Leek: once, now and next 800 years ago, Ranulf of Chester moved a Cistercian Abbey from Poulton in Cheshire to Leek. For the next 300 years, until its Dissolution in 1538, Dieualcres (“may God increase”) was a force to be reckoned with in the hills and moors of the western edge of the Peaks. TheyContinue reading “Leek: once, now and next”