Leeds Combined Arts
We are a community and voluntary arts organisation based in Headingley. We run a wide variety of arts-based workshops in Headingley, Meanwood, Hyde Park and Woodhouse, although we are happy to go to other areas if required. We also have a regular monthly poetry evening where all are welcome to read in the second half of the evening, and a bi-weekly Book Reading Group. Every month we have a walk of around 5 miles usually with some poetry or prose readings and music.
Everyone is welcome to attend our events; we charge a very small amount for our events typically £2-£3 and often provide events free of charge when we receive funding. Feel free to have a chat with us at any time.
“Excellent! Really enjoyed all the workshops I attended they were calm, relaxing and fun. The sessions enabled me to use my voice in a way I never dreamed possible.” – Suzanna, from the ‘Voice Workshops’.
We are part of Arts Together because we believe everyone should have access to the arts. As well as being enjoyable and creative, it helps to improve the psychological and physical well-being of those attending. It enables them to meet new people and old friends as well as reducing isolation in the community.
Leeds Combined Arts
Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre
Telephone: 07708 230 333
Email: [email protected]
People you may meet
Carol Downing – Project Coordinator
I have been with Leeds Combined Arts since it first formed in 2006. I coordinate many workshops in and around the Leeds area from Poetry & Music to Craft and Landscape Drawing and Painting. I work with many other freelance artists and groups in Leeds and surrounding areas and feel I am very lucky to be doing this kind of work! My first engagement with the arts was working at the old Leeds Playhouse in my teens where I was given a kitten as the Playhouse theatre cat had just given birth!. The kitten was named ‘Berinthia’ after one of the characters in ‘The Relapse’, a comedy by Sir John Vanbrugh which was running at the Playhouse at the time!
Sibylle Naglis - Theatre Visits Coordinator
I joined Leeds Combined Arts as a volunteer in 2013. I have been always interested in the arts, theatre and history. My background is in history and European Ethnology. I help co-ordinate the theatre events and volunteer at many of the arts events helping with Front-of-House. I also volunteer at Picture Lending Days at the Leeds Art Gallery which I very much enjoy.
Anna Rekwart - Admin Assistant
I have been with for Leeds Combined Arts from 2016 as an Admin and Support worker and Front of House. I started as a volunteer and now I am working part-time while studying for a Psychology degree. I enjoy working with the arts and designing posters and publicity material.