heart - headingley enterprise and arts centre

What’s On

At the heart of Headingley we offer a varied programme of music, films, performance, literature and talks.

Scroll down to see our monthly listing and click on the ‘Next Month’ tab to see the following months programme.

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Looking for classes and activities to keep you fit, be creative, discover new skills and much more? Check out our classes and activities here 

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 


Events in December 2014

  • Friday 5th December
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Jam Session

    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.

  • Saturday 6th December
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


    Ubunye, bring a fine blend of South African voices performing with some of this region’s finest musicians. Created from the previous group The Love Society, which features the rhythm section from the talented Fruit Tree Project, Ubunye bring lush vocal harmony and playing of music influenced by the South African townships and Gospel. Be prepared for a night of music to uplift your soul.

  • Tuesday 9th December
    8:00 pm - 10:15 am

    Films at HEART - 'We Are The Best'

    Sweden // 2013 // 102 mins // Dir Lukas Moodysson

    Mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments, or discernible musical talent, the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig as the third wheel. The film paints an ebullient portrait of DIY spirit and growing up 'different'. A great and critically-acclaimed film to see in the run-up to the usual seasonal festivities.

  • Friday 12th December
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Christmas Choral Extravaganza

    Not one, not two, but three local choirs all on the same evening—Lawnswood Choir, Sound Company Mens’ Choir and Jack Glover’s HEART Choir. They will be enthusiastically performing their varied repertoires.

  • Saturday 13th December
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Jazz@Heart - Kate Peters

    Kate Peters is a uniquely talented and versatile vocalist based in the north of England. A graduate of Leeds College of Music, Kate has worked in a wide variety of styles and areas of the music industry. As an active performer, Kate performs with some of the UK´s most talented jazz musicians.
    Singing familiar standards, Kate and her band will get you up dancing – or have your feet tapping!

  • Wednesday 17th December
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Quiz Night

    Join Heart’s monthly quiz night for a relaxed evening of fun! Topics include: celebrities, music, history, literature and cinema.

  • Friday 19th December
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


    David Robertson, Director of Theatre of the Dales, returns to HEART with
    Watching Gerald Dickens, Charles' great great grandson, play all the parts in Nicholas Nickeby recently, David decided to try the same technique on A Christmas Carol. The result is a swift, witty entertainment capturing all the joy, poignancy and effervescence of the original.
    Henry James' The Turn of the Screw opens with a group of old friends round a Christmas Eve fire, discussing how tenser a ghost story could become were it to involve children. One man settles the matter with his spine-chilling tale of a young teacher's fight to keep her pupils from the clutches of the former governess and her lover - both now deceased...
    Doors open 7.30pm Performance 8.00pm

    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Acoustic Night

    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.

  • Saturday 20th December
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Hunting Bears with Emil Sparks

    A Leeds-based orchestral folk sextet with a penchant for full-band vocal harmonies. In the past two years Hunting Bears have played at Greenman Festival; Beatherder Festival; opened The Brudenell Social Club stage at Live at Leeds; and billed alongside The Head and the Heart, Paul Thomas Saunders and Lanterns on the Lake.
    Emil Sparkes is the solo outfit of Harry Wood and he’ll be playing songs from his recent albums.

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