Friday May 27th Encore

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An evening of French songs from Piaf to Brel and beyond.
Join the wonderful Maggi Stratford and Daniel Bowater for an evening of classic French chanson with a French inspired menu from The Arch Café – Bar available

Friday May 27th from 6.30pm
Tickets £6 /£4 conc.
Tickets available from the café or

Age UK Christmas concert

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40th Birthday Christmas Concert at St John’s Church, New Briggate, Saturday 5th December, 3pm

Includes appearences by Harry Gration and performances by Tessa Smith, Leeds’s Schools Choir, pop-up choir, plus carols to join in.                                                                             Grandparents and grandkids friendly!

Why not join us for a carol concert in Leeds city centre’s oldest church? Enjoy christmas shopping and then join us for some Christmas fun.

Tickets available from Age UK Leeds and The Arch Cafe, 0113 3893000. £5 adults, £2 children, including hot drink and mince pie. Mulled wine available to purchase. Wrap up in your scarves,and then warm up at 4pm in the Arch Cafe with crafts and cakes.

Tickets also available on eventbrite

Help us fundraise and celebrate 40 years of supporting older people in Leeds.

CINAGE Filmmaking for Active Ageing

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Tuesday December 1st       Free screening at The Arch Café, between 1pm – 3pm

 Age UK in partnership with The Northern Film School invite you to a screening of select shorts films made by older people from Leeds, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia who all took part in the CINAGE Filmmaking for Active Ageing project.  

The short films, made by individuals over 65’s explore many themes and are brimming with creativity and individual insights into ageing. Grab a coffee and slice of delightful cake before settling down for an afternoon of film, discussion and the chance to hear from some of the UK CINAGE participants who made the films on view. There will also be the chance to sign up to the next CINAGE course which starts in January 2016. Further information on the course via

The event will take place @ the Arch Café, Leeds between 1pm – 3pm and entry/refreshments/cake are FREE!!

To book your place email either  Fiona Rotheray – or David Turner – 

The Arch Cafe – Mark Ln, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 8JA, 0113 389 3002 –

The Arch Cafe is a new and exciting venture in Leeds City Centre, and is a cafe with a social conscience

Light Night Leeds

light night 2015This Years Light Night promises to be the most exciting yet with over 60 free arts event across the city.

This year we are host to Joely Fielding #Trace your Neighbour and there are loads of other events just around the corner in the Headrow Zone.

The café is open from 5.30pm until 10.30pm with a special seasonal menu to eat in or take out Light night 2015

Leeds Arts and Minds Festival

Tuesday 20th October 11pm and 2pmUnlocking Dementia PosterWe are hosting this insightful and interactive performance by Doncaster Community Arts during the Leeds arts and Mind festival

Performances are free on Tuesday 20th October 11pm and 2pm

The material maybe upsetting for someone with dementia but everyone is welcome to attend and free to leave at anytime during the performance.

During the festival we will be exhibiting art work by Barry Fox and celebrating mental wellbeing and aging with window art from our creative arts group.

Heritage Weekend – Age UK Leeds 40th Birthday celebration and open day

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Saturday 12th September

Come and celebrate 40 years of supporting older people in Leeds! Summer open-day, activities, Heritage Open day tours, BBQ, live music. Saturday 12th September

We are very proud to have been helping older people in Leeds for 40 years. Join us for our summer open-day to celebrate, or find out more about what we do.


  • Saturday 12th September
  • Heritage tours of our Grade II award winning building which is also celebrating it’s 200th birthday this year!
  • Tai Chi tasters, with Yolande, our amazing 80 year old volunter tutor, and Age UK community Volunteer of the Year
  • Open mic readings from our creative writing group
  • Mosaic making- help us build a 40th birthday mosaic
  • Live music

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Join us for a knees-up celebration!

  • BBQ
  • Live music
  • Bar

If you’ve used our services, a former staff member or volunteer, a supporter, funder or friend- we’d love to see you! Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for kids, available from eventbrite or at The Arch Cafe. From 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Mestisa – Latin American Folk

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Mestisa  Friday 3rd July -7:30 pm

A night of vibrant Latin American Folk music

Leeds own favourite Latin musicians will be raising the temperature with a heady mix of traditional and popular music from Latin America: romantic Boleros, Argentinian zamba, Chilean tondos and lively Bolivian huaynos

Delicious Food – Wine and Brewery Beers – Lots and Lots of Dancing

Tickets £6


Beat the January Blues

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Guaranteed to get your feet tapping…..and your legs flapping! You can expect to hear thumping slap bass, honking horns, raucous four-part harmonies and a driving piano boogie. Playing the hits of Armstrong, Prima, Jordan and more!

The café will have a special ,menu on the night with a selection of delicious wines and local brewery beers.

Tickets are £6 available from The Arch Café or from


Heritage Open Days

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We are very excited to be opening our doors for the first time for Heritage Open Days.

Visitors can take a short guided tour of the offices and meeting rooms which formed the main hall and living quarters of Grade II listed Bradbury Building, currently home to Age UK Leeds. This former charity school is located on the site of the chapel and Alms houses built by John Harrison in the churchyard of St John the Evangelist (managed by the Churches Conservation Trust). Visitors can take a short guided tour of the offices and meeting rooms which formed the main hall and living quarters and see the beautiful inter-sected arched windows, exposed roof beams and award winning renovations.

Tour Times
Saturday 13 September: Tours 1100-1500
Sunday 14 September: Tours 1100-1500
Max 10 people per tour/session

In addition to our usual menu we will have Yorkshire Cream Teas with a whole aray of flavours of scones from our famous sultana to cheesy Cheddar, lemon and ginger or cranberry and orange.

Why not join us over the weekend and visit some of our neighbours too such as St John the Evangelist church or The Grand theatre and City Varieties.

Leeds Pride Sunday 3rd August

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Join us at The Arch Cafe for a family friendly, relaxed and safe Pride, march with us, or join us for a vigil.

Arch Cafe open 12 noon- 5pm. March with us at 2pm. Join us for a vigil at 4pm.

The Arch café will be open during Leeds Pride as a welcoming venue for LGBTQ people & friends to enjoy a safe & friendly environment during the big day. Families, older people, & anyone who would like an alternative to the gay quarter can join us for a chilled afternoon in the Arch Café. There is an enclosed churchyard where children can play. Coffee, cake, laze outside, or shelter from the rain!

Age UK Leeds will be marching in this year’s Leeds Pride, and invite anyone (regardless of age!) to join us! If you’ve not been to Pride before, don’t know anyone or would just like to join in with some friendly faces, then please join us. Sarah and Adie will meet people on the Leeds Museum steps from 1:45-2pm, identified by wearing Age Uk teeshirts. They will do the full march from Millennium Square to Lower Briggate, and then return to the Arch café for the rest of the afternoon. If you prefer not to walk that far, they will show you where to leave the march after a few hundred yards to join us in the Arch Café.

At 4:00 we will hold a small vigil remembering friends and allies across the world who are unable to enjoy a safe Pride.

Join us before, during or after the march. Make some new friends & enjoy a relaxing, safe afternoon.

We are situated behind Sainbsury’s Headrow, not far from Millennium Sq and metres from the march route. There are a number of disabled car parking spaces located nearby. We have baby changing facilities. Alcohol free zone.