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Leeds City Council Logo : sponsors of Headinley LitFest 2014 : Surviving
The internationally renowned Mimika children's theatre show returns to HEART with an enchanting different show, Small Worlds. Mimika's performances, use immersive soundtracks, puppetry, digital animation and miniature landscapes.

Step into a beautiful white tent where children and adults alike experience an intimate and atmospheric show full of magical and poetic imagery.

This is an ideal half term treat for all the family. Book in advance as tickets go quickly.
Small Worlds by Mimika
Saturday 1 November 2014
Small Worlds by Mimika : Headingley LitFest 2014
10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm
£6 adults, £4 under 18s
Tickets from HEART
0113 275 4548
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Stories from the War Hospital : HeadingleyLitFest 2014
Stories from the War Hospital
a LitFest book by Richard Wilcocks
The Ilkley Literature Festival is well underway now. This year, no less than three of its Fringe events first took place in Headingley, in March. If you missed any of them, or just want to turn up in solidarity, here they are in date order:
Tuesday 14 October
War Hospital Stories – event 149
The wartime hospital at Beckett Park was the setting for extraordinary scenes a hundred years ago. This will not be giving a straight reading from the book which was originally launched in the New Headingley Club, but telling true stories, illustrated on screen by a number of old, rare photographs and drawings. It will be as dramatic as Richard can make can make it.

See the book’s website at

Ilkley Playhouse, Wildman Theatre, 9 – 10pm FREE
Thursday 16 October
Tibet: an Accidental Pilgrimage – event 168
Ivan Cooper read from his book in Headingley Library, and the audience response was extremely positive. The book is occasionally scary – but there are comic passages as well. Join him on a trip through the remote and hardly-visited regions of Tibet.

YouTube publisher’s video here -

Ilkley Playhouse, Wildman Theatre, 9 – 10pm FREE
Saturday 18 October
Surviving – event 197
Expect to be moved, surprised and entertained as writers from Osmondthorpe Hub perform short stories, poetry and plays on the theme of surviving, bridging words and worlds. Did you see them in the Heart Centre?

Church House, 7.30pm – 8.30pm FREE

The book, which is based on eighteen months of research into the military hospital which was at Beckett Park, Headingley, during the First World War, was launched on 21 March in the performance space of the New Headingley Club as part of Headingley LitFest 2014. A play based on the stories in the book was performed at the launch.

To find out more and buy the book go to

Stories From The War Hospital : Headingley LitFest 2014
Heritage Lottery Fund : Headingley LitFest 2014 link to the Heritage Lottery Fund
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