Festival of Ideas

The Headingley Festival of Ideas is all about creative ideas which may not necessarily lead to something – although some might – but the main purpose is to tap into the joy of ideas, debate and discussion.

This year’s Festival, due to take place from 9 – 25 May, promises a feast of information, discussion and debate on the theme of BORDERS – more details and downloadable programmes are available here.

Past Events

The first Festival of Ideas took place in 2014 with a 2 week programme of 13 events and activities attended by over 600 people.

We aim to appeal to the wide variety of people in Headingley, and to all age groups.

  • 2014 programme and report is available:  here.
  • 2015 festival information and programme:  here.
  • 2016 Taster Events were held in October 2016, details:  here.
  • 2017 programme with a theme of ‘Journey‘, details: here.
  • 2018 Taster Events were held in October 2018, details: here.

Contact email: headingley.festivalofideas@gmail.com

what's on

  • Projects and Events

    HDT Projects and EventsVisit page

  • Headingley Open Gardens

    Sunday April 28th - A chance to view local gardensVisit page

  • Headingley Festival of Ideas

    Headingley Festival of Ideas - 9-25 MayVisit page

  • Farmers Market

    Sat 11th May 2019Visit page

  • Café Scientifique

    Mon 13th May - Drifting Plates and Shifting Boundaries - 50 years of Plate Tectonics (with HFoI)Visit page

  • Films at HEART

    To be confirmedVisit page

  • Zero Carbon Headingley

    Dates to be confirmedVisit page

  • Talking Heads

    To be confirmedVisit page

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