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.

The 2019 Festival, took place from 9 – 25 May and involved information, discussion and debate on the theme of BORDERS. It was very successful  but maybe the last, we need a new team to pick up the project and maintain the high standards achieved. If you are interested then please get in touch.

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.

The aim was 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.
  • 2019 programme with a theme of ‘Borders’, details: here.

Contact email: headingley.festivalofideas@gmail.com

what's on

  • Projects and Events

    HDT Projects and EventsVisit page

  • Films at HEART

    Tues 9th July - The PartyVisit page

  • Talking Heads

    Thurs 11th July - Post BrexitVisit page

  • Farmers Market

    Sat 13th July 2019Visit page

  • Zero Carbon Headingley

    Wednesday 4th September, 7.30pm at HEART - all welcomeVisit page

  • Café Scientifique

    Mon 9th September - A Journey to the Centre of the Cell by Rebecca ThompsonVisit page

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