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Heartbeats: the science and art of the heart

To access the performance space at Belgrave Music Hall, there are 22 steps up. There are 2 accessible toilets within the building, one of which is directly outside event room.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 7pm
Event 7:30-9:30pm
Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen, 1-1A Cross Belgrave Street,
Leeds LS2 8JP
This evening will unify the art and science of the heart. Talks from researchers funded by the British Heart Foundation will set the scene, followed by a live performance by Ed Cooper involving the modulation of his own heart beat to produce a unique sound. This evening is sure to be both educational and enjoyable, and not to be missed!

Sweetness is a heartbreaker: How can diabetes cause heart disease?

Emily Rolfe (PhD Student)
The heart is not just the symbol of love; it is one of the central organs of the body. It keeps us alive by pumping blood carrying oxygen and nutrients around the body. When the heart gets “broken”, the rest of the body usually gets sick. Diabetes can damage the heart and blood vessels leading to serious medical emergencies like heart attacks and strokes. At the University of Leeds, researchers are working hard to understand how diabetes causes heart disease in the hope of discovering better medications. Come along to hear about the fight against “heartbreak”.

Mutations Unmasked: Unravelling DNA's Role in Heart and Diabetes Health

Nicole Powell (PhD student)
Join us for an illuminating journey into the intricate world of genetic variations and their profound impact on heart health and diabetes. In this captivating talk, we'll delve deep into the role of DNA mutations in shaping the susceptibility, progression, and management of cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. We’ll cover factors predisposing individuals to these conditions, explore how mutations may influence treatment responses, and discover how the University of Leeds is partnering with the British Heart Foundation to advance research in this field.

The Heart is an Empty Membrane

Ed Cooper (PhD Student and Composer)
The Heart is an Empty Membrane is a performance using my live, amplified heart. These pulses—irregular but regulatory—will be electronically manipulated and mixed with field recordings taken from other, external chambers, vocal sounds, and poetry. In doing so, different understandings of the heart are gestured towards over the 15-minutes: a reminder of the uncomfortable relationship one has with one’s body; a relentless questioning of whether one has a body from which they are separate or if one is their body; or perhaps something yet more awkward and less definitive between the two.
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