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  • 04/01/22

    Liberty Lecture Series: Nazir Afzal OBE, 24 Feb 2022

    The first DARE Liberty Lecture of 2022 will take place on Thurs 24 Feb 2022, delivered by former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal OBE. Nazir’s legal career has spanned nearly a quarter of a century, during…

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  • 08/02/21

    Collaborative PhD with Opera North – arts engagement & refugees

    Hope Bachmann is in her second year of a collaborative PhD with Opera North and The University of Leeds, in the School of Politics and International Studies. Her PhD is titled ‘Arts engagement and storytelling as pathways to solidarity with…

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  • 04/12/20

    Insights into a Collaborative PhD with Opera North

    Kate Cameron is undertaking a Collaborative PhD with the University of Leeds and Opera North, looking at the In Harmony programme.  Measuring the impact of music education: a toolkit to evaluate In Harmony, Opera North What impact does music tuition have…

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  • 28/10/20

    Virtual Sustainability Student Placements

    4 final year students from the School of Geography at the University of Leeds will be undertaking virtual placement projects exploring sustainability with Opera North and SAIL (Sustainable Arts in Leeds) this academic year 2020/21. The project with Opera North…

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  • 29/07/20

    DARE Art Prize winner announced

    “I am so pleased to be awarded the DARE Art Prize 2020-21. I don’t think there is anything else quite like it!” The poet, writer and visual artist Redell Olsen has been announced as the winner of the £15,000 DARE…

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  • 28/07/20

    Launch of new DARE podcasts: Thinking with Opera.

    Exciting ideas are emerging at a time when much face to face activity is on hold, and colleagues at University of Leeds and Opera North are thinking innovatively about how, by working together, we can increase public access to learning…

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