At the heart of Headingley we offer a varied programme of music, films, performance, literature and talks.
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HEART and HDT are proud of supporting two independent community groups in developing their interests and passions, these are Films at Heart and Jazz at Heart who have been with us from the very start and helped us flourish. Intrigued? Keep on reading here and here
First Friday of every month regular jam session run by jazz-at-heart and an excellent house band of young musicians often from the jazz course at Leeds College of Music.
Following last year's highly successful event, this is the second benefit for the Khiraule village project in Nepal. Join us for an entertaining evening with Nepalese food to buy for your supper, and dance music from Deep Six. The money raised will go towards funding a much needed health worker.
In Rebibbia Prison in Italy, its inmate theatre program puts on a production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. As they rehearse, the prisoners, many of whom are long termers and lifers for serious crimes, find that the classic play has both a striking resonance and contrast to their confined lives.
This screening is in partnership with Headingley Litfest.
An ilustrated talk in partnership with Irish Arts. Between 1841 and 1861 the Irish population of the township of Leeds tripled, from 5,027 to 14,905. The bulk of this community lived in the east end of the town in an area characterised by destitution, poor sanitation, disease and crime.
Caddy Cooper is an exhilarating acoustic country, blues, folk singer who entices her audience with tales of life, love, loss and the fragility of the human condition. Hailing from Western Australia, Caddy is currently touring the UK to promote her debut album ‘Snapshot’. Her live shows have been receiving rave reviews and Caddy will be backed on the night by her band.
Local poet and Words on Tap host Matthew Hedley Stoppard will lead a workshop focusing on some essentials to perpetuate your poetry. The afternoon will incorporate the importance of 'voice' using vinyl recordings of poets, technique and figures of speech, with close attention to zeugma, and poetry games.
A collection of poetry, stories and plays based around the theme of surviving. The event features the work of the WEA's weekly classes with Alison Taft both of which meet in Heart, together with the work of writers from the Osmondthorpe Resource Centre.
Join Heart’s monthly quiz night for a relaxed evening of fun! Topics include: celebrities, music, history, literature and cinema.
Helen Burke is a writer, performance poet , visual artist and fabric designer. Her work has been set to music both here and in America. She has read in London, Paris, New York, and Rhode Island in the U.S. with the Poet Laureate. She regularly hosts a radio show for East Leeds FM Radio.
Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales, is a central figure in contemporary Welsh poetry and her poems have achieved widespread critical and popular acclaim. Rich in minerals, marine life and the cries of people and gulls, John Wedgwood-Clarke's debut collection,Ghost Pot, charts the ever-changing terrain and history of the North Yorkshire Coast between Flamborough and Saltburn.
If folk music floats your boat, come along and bring your mates! Join us for our regular Acoustic Night at the cafe` – all players and singers are very welcome.
A new project led by Harry Orme, formed in late 2013 playing all original compositions. With special guest Matt Anderson, who has been making waves performing and recording as a sideman with Jiannis Pavlidis, Jamie Taylor and Jamil Sheriff, as well as leading his own projects.
Do you like poetry? Then come to Heart regular poetry night on the last Wednesday of each month
Peter Spafford and Richard Ormrod return with a spray of new songs, settings, and poems. Peter's work has been performed on radio, television, in theatres, art centres, hospitals, prisons, and in the bath. Richard leads numerous bands and plays up to ten instruments in the course of the evening.
Eat, drink, perform or listen what better way to start the weekend?