Foxlow Arts Centre, Leek
Leek’s arts centre is housed in the historic Foxlowe building, at the top of Leek’s market place.
Foxlowe Arts Centre opened its doors in December 2011 and has already gained a strong following from the local community and is attracting attention from further afield as well. Funded by donations and trading proceeds and with the majority of the staff volunteering, this is truly a community arts centre for the people of Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands.
With a popular café, bar, gallery, live performance space for music, drama, comedy, talks and a cinema, the Foxlowe Arts Centre has rapidly established a reputation as the go to place in Leek.
Buxton Opera House & Arts Pavilion
If a night at the Opera is your thing, Buxton's famous Opera House is just 18 minutes away. It hosts productions by some of the best opera stars in the world. It's also the centre of the Buxton International Arts and Literature Festival in July, Comedy Festival in the Spring and the Music Festival in mid-summer. In between, it has all manner of cerebral and entertaining events all through the year. The Opera House sits adjacent to the Great Pavilion and The Buxton Arts centre in magnificent gardens of Buxton Park.
Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery
Travel back in time and discover the history of The Potteries including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, a World War II Spitfire, decorative arts and natural history. See items from the Staffordshire Hoard on display and visit the museum café and shop.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits at one of Britain’s leading museums where the unique combination of ‘product and place’ is celebrated in its outstanding displays.
With pottery that will win your heart, galleries that win awards and the Spitfire that won a war, nothing can compare with what awaits you at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery:
The world’s best collection of Staffordshire ceramics – ‘unrivalled on both national and international levels’
Our Secret Garden – a sensory oasis with plants and fungi to smell and touch.
Explore the wildlife, landscape and geology of The Potteries.
A unique collection of works of art including Picasso, Durer and Degas and national touring shows.