We are now open on a limited basis.
For anyone on site we are still requiring masks and social distancing.

Reception & IT Suite will be open Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm.

Due to the continued risk from Covid-19, we are taking bookings for parties, gatherings or other social bookings to a maximum of 30 attendees.  Beyond February bookings will be subject to covid rates & other safety concerns and may have to be cancelled at short notice.
For large or social bookings please email events@oblong.org.uk and we can discuss what precautions are necessary.

If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, see oblong.org.uk/support for self referral options in the community. or call 0113 8980024

Information on vaccinations & boosters in Leeds

What's on at the centre

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. If you want to start your own group or project get in touch!

These can be based on any skill or interest. The aim is to bring the local community closer together and provide a platform for all the amazing talents and passions that already exist here. 

Email Thrivingtogether@oblong.org.uk or contact us via social media if you are interested in taking part.

Men's Conversation Cafe

Wednesdays 2-3pm

An easy going, safe and non-judgemental environment for men to discuss whats on their mind.



Gentle Exercise & Hawaiian Dance

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

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

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



Coming Soon!



Coming soon on Tuesday Afternoons

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.



Coming Soon

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, Walk up bookings for 1 hour (or more when it's quiet)

We have PCs, printer, scanner and photocopier.


Women’s Lives Leeds would like to invite women to have their say around parks, park safety and what kind of activities you would like to see in the park for women. Activities will then be delivered in each park according to what women want.

The consultation is part of the national Safer Streets government project and the research will feed into local and national channels.

You will receive a £15 voucher for your time


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 or to book a place on the course email Aicha - aicha@oblong.org.uk or call on 0113 898 0061.


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 February 26th (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, holidays 11.00 - 15.00