What's on at the centre

Reception Volunteering

We're looking for people to join our reception team, giving 4hrs per week to help out on reception.  Greeting visitors, handling calls, helping with simple queries.

We can provide training, bus ticket vouchers and a reference relevant to the work you're doing - if you're looking to gain experience in admin work, reception volunteering could be very useful to you.

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

If you're interested, sign up using this form.


Thriving Together 

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


Full Moon Circle - Women Support Group (July 21st, Aug 11th, Sep 8th, Oct 6th, Nov 3rd, Dec 1st 2022)

Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Align your mood with the moon and build friendships. Email milly@oblong.org.uk or call 0113 2456910 

 Gentle Exercise & Hawaiian Dance (Ended - Due to restart Sep 2022)


Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm

Improve your mental & physical well-being using a range of exercises & movements to music



WCC Animation Group

Thursdays 11am-1pm

Join Ian to learn about the basics of making a stop-motion animation film from start to finish.



Thriving Together Arts (Ended - Due to restart Sep 2022)

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Learn and explore your style of creating art through different drawing & painting techniques.




Wednesdays 12 noon - 2pm

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

We are looking for volunteers to help run the lunch club so please get in touch.



Available when Oblong is staffed - Monday - Thursday 10am-4pm

With the cost of living rising dramatically, a group of local people are setting up an open fridge and open pantry where people can either donate surplus food or can drop in and get some when they need it.

We are looking for volunteers to help run the open fridge & Open pantry so please get in touch.



IT Suite 

Open Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm

Excluding bank holidays

We have PCs, printer, scanner and photocopier.



Positive Minds - Online


Positive Minds is a mental health support group developed for people of colour living in Leeds to improve access to mental health services for this demographic. The project considers all aspects of the group members' needs including their spirituality, mental health, culture, interpersonal relationships and physical health. It empowers group members to understand their unique and shared needs and create goals for improving their wellbeing. Positive Minds allows for group members to engage in conversations around race, culture and identity within a safe space with facilitators with shared lived experience. Positive Minds will be launching in Autumn 2021, online and face-to-face dependent on government guidelines.

For more info wellbeing@oblong.org.uk


Headspace is a 7 week, peer-support, mental health and wellbeing group. Each week we focus on a different theme related to our mental health (see below). Available online and in-person.

    Peer Support
    Stress & Relaxation
    Resilience and Mental Health
    Connection & Isolation
    Looking After Yourself
    Keeping it Going

Email wellbeing@oblong.org.uk if you are interested

Leeds Community Clothing Exchange

Refresh your wardrobe and recycle your clothes! Bring up to 20 items of
unwanted clothes to swap.  Booking essential due to covid capacity requirements.

Next events: Saturday September 24th (booking essential) and every 4th Saturday after that.


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


After School club

W Childcare Learning Centre - 'Working holistically, to make a difference today for generations to come.'
After school club for 5 -15 year olds. Tuition, trips, games, free play, crafts, meals and more.
OFSTED registered. Contact Amendeep on 07790684852 for more information, or to book.

Monday to Friday; term time 15.00 - 19.00