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 October 2015

  • Thursday 1st October
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Tea Dance

    To celebrate this year’s International Day of Older People, OWLS (Older Wiser Local Seniors) and Irish Arts Foundation are coming together to organise a fantastic afternoon tea dance.

  • Saturday 3rd October
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Creating a sustainable Headingley

    We would like to invite anyone interested or involved in any groups in Headingley working towards tackling Climate Change, promoting local food and environment, green and eco projects and anything that involves local people in moving towards a more sustainable future.

    It is an 'Open Space' workshop where people who come will set the agendas, and we can all propose and explore ideas for working together. The workshop will focus on the question:

    'How can we best collaborate to change Headingley into a more powerful, resilient and sustainable community?

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Morbid Curiosities

    Morbid Curiosities A performance by Don't Go Into the Cellar theatre company. An original stage play based on some classic chillers written by H.P. Lovecraft and A. Conan Doyle. Join Harry Houdini as he leads you into the sinister realm of cosmic horror, where malignant forces and evil spirits lie in wait to whisk you off to a fate worse than death! Brought to you by Don't Go Into The Cellar! - the British Empire's finest exponents of macabre Victoriana!

  • Friday 9th October
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Festival of Ideas - Leeds, Changes for Good

    An evening of discussion and storytelling, hosted by Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network.
    The legacy left by different waves of migration is a thriving economy and rich cultural heritage. But Leeds has not always been a place of welcome or sanctuary.
    We will be joined by refugees, volunteers, activists, politicians and local residents, all sharing their stories.

  • Saturday 10th October
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    DesignInspireLive presents Design@HEART:Style, featuring local designer-makers

    Love clothes and fashion? So do we! Come along and see what we have in store: jewellery, bags, hats t-shirts, dresses, children's clothing and accessories, vintage clothing, and a fabulous café. Spruce up your autumn wardrobe with unique designer-made beauties.

  • Tuesday 13th October
    8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

    Films at Heart - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. Its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

  • Friday 16th October
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Jazz@HEART - Matt Anderson’s History of Jazz

    This year’s Headingley Festival of Ideas has the theme of change and so jazz-at-heart has engaged saxophonist and jazz educator Matt Anderson to perform and talk in a unique and interactive exploration of the history of jazz and its relationship to other musical styles in the 20th century. Also on hand to assist with demonstrating the evolution of jazz from Louis Armstrong through to Miles Davis and beyond with live examples will be guitarist Jiannis Pavlidis.

    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 17th October
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Apple Day

    Saturday October 17th is Apple Day at HEART. Come and celebrate apples and fruits of our gardens and open spaces with freshly pressed apple juice, learning to make your own cider, having a bee-friendly garden, along with Morris dancers, crafts for kids and the mysterious Dr Marvello the magician.

    If you want to exhibit at the HEART apple day community exhibition by submitting a work of art on the theme of apple day contact: arts@heartcentre.org.uk

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Headingley LitFest in partnership with Leeds Lieder+

    Three young classically trained singers in an evening of song which will highlight the great poetry that inspired the composers

  • Wednesday 21st October
    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.

  • Saturday 24th October
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 28th October
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Lecture Series: These Magnificent Princely Gardens

    An illustrated talk by Eve Bradford on the old Leeds Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Headingley and the Royal Park.
    Talks start at 2.00pm with time for questions afterwards and followed by a sumptuous, traditional afternoon tea in the cafe.

    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Classical Platform

    This month brings the return of David Kelly, a classical guitarist who on this occasion will be playing Heitor Villa-Lobos' 5 preludes and Compass Clarinets will perform the Paul Harvey Quartet (Movements 1,2 and 3).

    The second half is taken by the Tom Greed Trio - Catherine Herriott - piano, Tom Greed - violin, Tom Oldfield – cello. They will be performing Shostakovich’s 2nd Trio

  • Saturday 31st October
    3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    The Eko Trio, supported by Lauren Bradford, Julia Turner and Isolde (Eko Collective)

    Daytime workshop and evening performance. Daytime a cappella singing workshop with The Eko Trio

    The Eko Trio is an a cappella vocal project consisting of Julia Turner, Lauren Bradford and Isolde, who will also be performing their own solo singer-songwriter sets this evening. Influenced by jazz, soul, pop, folk and electronica, the trio present a modern twist on vintage and traditional a cappella singing. (www.ekocollective.com)

    The daytime workshop will incorporate vocal games, exercises and short pieces from jazz, pop, folk and world origins, providing an opportunity to explore improvisation and vocal play. Expect to have fun, feel inspired and create some beautiful music. All ages/abilities welcome. Music taught by ear.

    Workshop: 3-4.30pm, £8

    Performance: 7.30-10.30pm, £6/5 conc.

    Workshop + Performance ticket: £12/10 conc.

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