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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
A special event for members to choose January to July programmes from a shortlist of at least 21. Watch the trailers and have a free glass of wine or a soft drink. Become a member/renew on the night.
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.
In October 1888 Louis Le Prince produced the world’s first films in Leeds. On 16th September 1890, just weeks before he was due to sail to New York to demonstrate his discovery, Le Prince stepped onto the Dijon to Paris train and was never seen again. Were the first ever moving pictures made in Leeds by Louis Le Prince? This intriguing documentary makes a convincing case.
The Road to God Knows Where (1988) was a break-through, iconoclastic film for Alan Gilsenan and remains a memorable zeitgeist movie of Ireland in a transformational decade. If the 1980s was a period of social regression, emigration and political crisis, it was also the harbinger of seismic cultural shifts that dynamically connected Irish people at home and away. Road captures this shock-wave spirit in its chaotic ensemble of testimony, stark visual imagery and arresting music track featuring U2, Aslan and the Pogues. The film was infused with the idea that Ireland was on the move, on a journey, literally and figuratively, to unknown destinations.
DesignInspireLive brings you the first of two fabulous Christmas Markets featuring 25+ local designer-makers. High quality, original and artisan made, whether it’s gifts for mums, gifts for dads, gifts for the kids, gifts for teacher, we’ve got it covered.
Textiles, wood turning, jewellery, book binding, glassware, stationery, felt, ceramics, photography, homewares, music themed gifts and more….
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.
The talk includes a tour of the Cistercian Abbey, looking at why, when and how it was established; a description of the monk’s life at the abbey, including the purpose and use of the main areas and why, when and how it was closed down. Talk by Mike Bevington
Talks start at 2.00pm with time for questions afterwards and followed by a sumptuous, traditional afternoon tea in the cafe.
We are pleased to have the Yorkshire Clarinet Ensemble this month.
The wonderfully named wind quintet, Fat Rascals will take the second half.
For updates including additional artists please see the Classical Platform facebook site.
Evie’s Story is the sequel to Before the Leaves Fall, set in World War One, but this time reflecting on the changing world for women and the personal story of Evie. Harry her husband was sent out to the Western Front with his trusty steed, Bessie, a bicycle. His story was told in Before the Leaves Fall. Evie was the wife he left behind in Leeds and this is her story, as she takes up work in the ammunition factory to support the war effort. It’s an emotional journey, reflecting on the fear and anxiety of communities left behind; her showing growing strength alongside other women she works with and the mourning of a city when the PALS suffered a terrible defeat.
Three different local bands with everything from Latin and swing to ballads. Jazz-at-heart presents a gig in aid of the charity SKIP (www.skipperu.org), which works for families and children in the North West of Peru (Trujillo) and is a force for good in their lives. This gig will not only raise money for a good cause, but also showcases THREE bands from the thriving amateur scene in Leeds, Skip-a-beat, Quiet Band and Marlena Kelli.
A four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, combining distinctive four-part vocal harmonies, Uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar.