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.

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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 May 2015

  • Friday 1st May
    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.

  • Tuesday 12th May
    8:00 pm - 10:15 pm


    Benedikt Erlingsson's critically acclaimed debut is a darkly comedic, episodic tale of the lives of a remote Icelandic community and the deeply intertwined and highly emotive relationships with their horses. A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Unique, engaging and beautifully shot.

  • Wednesday 13th May
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Travellers' Tales: Celebrating wildlife conservation in Australia

    The BBC recently published an article which claimed that, "Australia has lost one in ten of its native mammals species over the last 200 years in what conservationists describe as an "extinction calamity". Using photographs taken on our recent visit, Sarah and Mark would like to share with you and celebrate the beauty of these unique animals and their habitat, showing what the Western Australian Government, through an enlightened program of conservation measures on a scale unseen here, is doing to help.

  • Friday 15th May
    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 16th May
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Jazz@HEART - LGQ

    This will be the first time that LGQ has performed at HEART, and we’ll be offering a preview of material from our latest Missing project, new arrangements of songs by Peter Spafford, ‘Sins’ from Louise’s Seven Deadly Sings song suite (especially arranged for LGQ), along with some of our favourite jazz standards (Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Arlen & Mercer).

  • Wednesday 20th May
    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.

  • Wednesday 27th May
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Classical Platform

    Florence Carruthers and Grace Pitkin, a vocal and piano accompaniment duo with pieces from Vivaldi, Handel and Purcell; David Kelly a solo classical guitarist with some fantastic selections from across the main three eras of classical music; Mezzo Soprano Rachel Bamforth and accompanist Peter Reasbeck will perform pieces by Bizet, Handel, Donizetti and Saint Saens; and the pianist Japjisingh Valecha will close the first half with music from Beethoven and Liszt. The second half is taken by Compass Clarinets - a clarinet quartet who will be performing pieces from Brahms, Bohm and Grundy and The Reedling Octet will play 1 movement of Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings.

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Poetry by Heart

    Do you like poetry? Then come to Heart regular poetry night on the last Wednesday of each month. This month is in partnership with Headingley LitFest

  • Thursday 28th May
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Theatrix Children's Theatre: A Dragon's Tale

    Children's theatre A Dragon’s Tale

    Foolishly John Lambton throws the strange googly eyed fish back into the river. What has he done! The Fish grew and grew and grew until… Well why not find by coming to watch Paul Batten of Theatrix Arts perform this magical story based on the legend of the Lambton Worm through puppets, changing scenery, music and sound effects. Then meet the puppets and create you very own Dragon Puppet

    The performances and workshops are suitable for Families and Children aged 4 +

    Performances at 11am and 2pm

    Workshops at 12pm and 3pm

  • Saturday 30th May
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    The Holcombe Family String Band and Hungarian Lanterns

    The Holcombe Family String Band are a Leeds based band influenced by the ragtime, hot jazz, hokum and western swing of the 1920's, 30's and 40's.
    Hungarian Lanterns are a Sheffield and Berlin based musical project featuring the songs and vocals of sought after lyricist and award-winning comedian Anthony J. Brown, who also writes words for several German groups.

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