What's on at the centre


Current Groups

All of these activities are FREE unless otherwise stated.


10.00-4.00 IT Suite open 


10.00-12.00 Breakfast Club

12.00-2.00 SEVA Lunch Club; Pay What You Feel lunch club

11.00 - 1.00 kids & Crafts (Parents & Tots group)

10.00-4.00 IT Suite open


10.00-12.00 Breakfast Club
12.00-2.00 SEVA Lunch Club, Pay What You Feel lunch club

1.00-2.30 Crystal Therapy Course 

2.00-4.00 Activism and Alliances group 

10.00-4.00 IT Suite Open 


10.30-11.30 ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

11.45-12.45 Culture Club & English Language Cafe - a change to practise your English 

1.00 - 2.30 King Cubs Awareness: Craft group which makes gifts & raises funds for good causes (Starts second week of September) 

10.00 - 4.00 IT Suite open 

Coming Soon:

11.00-1.00 Friday October 6th Community Car Bootie Sale

Come along to this tabletop sale in our main hall and grab yourself a bargain! Free to attend.

To book a stall as a seller, the cost of a stall is £5. Email thrivingtogether@oblong.org.uk to book. 

11.00-1.00 Friday November 10th Community Car Bootie Sale

Come along to this tabletop sale in our main hall and grab yourself a bargain! Free to attend.

To book a stall as a seller, the cost of a stall is £5. Email thrivingtogether@oblong.org.uk to book. 


22nd November, 2.30-3.30 Volunteer & Community Development Forum - FREE  

A chance for all of our volunteers to meet one another and plan for the future in their local area. 

Email Milly to book. Milly@oblongleeds.org.uk 


New Roots Permaculture Drop-in

Permaculture is a sustainable way of gardening that is friendly to the earth. Join us for this outdoor gardening session at the allotments in Hyde Park.
FREE to attend. 

Meet by the Tennis Courts in Hyde Park, Thursdays 11.00. 

Session is from 11-12.30. 

Contact Nick@oblongleeds.org.uk to join


Community Car Bootie

October 6th 11-1.00, November 10th 11-1 

FREE event

Come and find a bargain at your local community centre, or come and sell or swap your spare items and make space at home! 

£5 per table. To reserve your table email thrivingtogether@oblong.org.uk




kids & Crafts

Tuesdays 11:00-1.00

Come and join us! Woodhouse Community Centre. Enjoy the use of our main hall. Sort play and fun activities. Read books, play with toys. 

Arts and Crafts, make new friendships, meet your community. Come and see what other activities we have at the centre. 
Enjoy a nice cuppa and a chat.

Free to attend.   email nick@oblong.org.uk


ESOL English for speakers of other Languages & Conversation Cafe

Thursdays  10.30-11.30, with Culture Club Conversation Cafe afterwards at 11.45-12.45

All levels welcome to our ESOL conversation cafe!  Come along and practice your English, have a cup of tea and make new friends.

More info: info@oblong.org.uk



Thriving Together Volunteering

Thriving Together is a new project supporting local people to start their own groups and projects for other local people in Little London, Woodhouse & Hyde Park.
More info available here.

If you are living within Woodhouse, Hyde Park or Little London and want to volunteer - we would love to hear from you.



Email thrivingtogether@oblongleeds.org.uk

or Call 0113 2459610 and ask to speak to Milly or Nick

Reception Volunteering

We're looking for people to join our reception team, giving 2-4 hours per week to help out on reception. This involves greeting visitors, handling calls, and helping with simple enquiries. Full training will be provided. 

If you want to gain skills, confidence, meet new people, and help your local community, volunteering at Woodhouse Community Centre is a good way to do it! You'll gain experience in admin work and customer services. We'll provide bus ticket vouchers, and a reference relevant to the work you've done with us. 


You'll need good communication skills and an understanding of the importance of treating all our visitors with care and dignity.

If you're interested, contact sarah@oblongleeds.org.uk


Headspace is a 7 week course for anyone wanting to support or improve their mental health and wellbeing. At Woodhouse Community Centre we hold face to face groups using peer support to explore things like: 

* Stress and relaxation 
* Boundaries and relationships 
* Understanding your thoughts 
* Self care and self acceptance 

The groups are usually for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health symptoms 

Contact Lucy for details: lucy@oblongleeds.org.uk 0113 2459610 

Online and face to face courses can be organised in different locations or venues. Contact Lucy to arrange


Seva Lunch Club

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12 noon - 2pm

A 'Pay What You Can' restaurant run by local people, for local people to come together & eat together.





IT Suite 

Open Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm

Excluding bank holidays

Free to use

We have PCs, printer, phones & scanner / photocopier.



Leeds Community Clothing Exchange

Refresh your wardrobe and recycle your clothes! Bring up to 20 items of
unwanted clothes to swap.

Currently taking a Summer break, back on Saturday September 23rd.

£3.50 per person to attend. 


Leeds Zen Group

Zazen is silent, seated, objectless meditation. Contact John on 07946 476471 to find out more.
First session is free, then £5 / £3 per session.

Monday 19.00 - 20.30, Thursday 18.30 - 20.00 & Saturday 9.00 - 10.30