At the heart of Headingley we offer a varied programme of music, films, performance, literature and talks.
Box office 0113 2754548
You can view our latest brochure here: Heart Events Feb-April 2015
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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
A selection of pictures and stories told by Vincent Cook about three high school friends taking an aged Austin Allegro 11,000 miles across 14 countries from Headingley to Ulaanbaatar in 2014
Border crossings, breakdowns, camping, cooking and awe-inspiring people and scenery.
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.
Dress to Impress not Oppress
In celebration of Women Only Discos of the 1980’s. We would like to celebrate the exciting heady times of Wimmin’ Only Discos. Come along and dance the night away in the company of your sisters. From 70s music to present day.
Based on real-life stories, Leave to Remain is a coming of age drama that depicts a world hidden from view.
Three teenagers forced to leave everything behind, learn to live alone in a hostile country. That country is the UK. Fighting for survival they form a unique and unbreakable bond, but all is not what it seems in their game of chance.
Alasdair Roberts is a renowned and pioneering musician based in Glasgow. His work combines self-written song material and interpretations of traditional songs and ballads from Scotland and beyond.
Sound of Yell is the brainchild of Glasgow-based musician Stevie Jones - a regular collaborator with Alasdair.
Having previously fronted Loudmouth Soup and the Administrators, Ben Hall now purveys his skewed take on twisted, psychedelic folk.
The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes features the great detective recounting highlights of his crime-busting career. It also includes autobiographical snippets concerning his life and times, the adversaries he has faced and mysteries he has solved. The show is an affectionate one-man homage to the world’s greatest detective that includes quick costume changes, wry humour and audience interaction.
A mix of poetry, short stories, plays and life writing presented by members of two WEA writing groups (Headingley and Osmondthorpe) who join together once more to present their thoughts and musings on the LitFest theme of Something Else.
HDT’s AGM is being held as an open meeting this year, so non-members are welcome to attend. Come along and find out what we've been up to and what we're planning, and hear from our guest speakers about what they think we should do next.
Join Heart’s monthly quiz night for a relaxed evening of fun! Topics include: celebrities, music, history, literature and cinema.
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 range of young talent from around the city bring their words and music to Headingley, hosted by poet and playwright Peter Spafford. Last year Peter gathered in a brilliant collection of gifted performers, and there is every reason to believe that it will be even better this year.
Under 18 Free.
Classical Platform (in the Shire Oak Room on the last Wednesday of March, April, May and June) showcases local young and old talent, students, amateur musicians, and aspiring professionals at the start of their careers.
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
Doors open at 8 and straightaway we'll teach a couple of very basic salsa moves for beginners. By about 9pm you'll be hearing (or more likely dancing to) a full 18-piece big band, including vocals, trumpets, trombones, saxes, bass, piano, timbales and other latin percussion. Music for the ears, hips and feet!
Urban Jazz Society was founded by the saxophonist and composer Krzysztof Urbanski. He has started to work with some of the most innovative musicians in the UK including Sam Gardner - drums Stuart McCallum - guitar Sam Vicary - bass Martin Longhawn – keys Ashley Henry - piano. Together they are creating a fresh sound, incorporating elements of modern styles like Hip-Hop, Urban, R&B and Jazz.