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  • 02/08/22

    Alan Rusbridger: What to Believe in a Fake News World

    Editor of Prospect Magazine and former Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian Alan Rusbridger is announced as the next speaker in the DARE Liberty Lecture series, where he’ll consider how to stay informed, tell truth from fiction and hold those in power…

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  • 02/08/22

    Katie Surridge wins DARE Art Prize 2022/23

    We’re excited to announce Essex-based sculptor Katie Surridge as the winner of the fourth DARE Art Prize, part of the pioneering DARE partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North, and in association with the National Science and Media…

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  • 18/05/22

    Celebrating the opening of the flagship Esther Simpson Building

    Opera North and the University of Leeds invite community partners to join them at a concert on Wednesday 22 June 2022 to celebrate the opening of the flagship Esther Simpson Building, the new home of the School of Law and…

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  • 07/03/22

    Call for Entries – DARE Art Prize 22/23

    Challenging artists and scientists to collaborate on new approaches to the creative process, the £15,000 DARE Art Prize 2022/23 awarded by the University of Leeds and Opera North is open for applications. Part of our pioneering DARE partnership with the University, and in association with the National Science and Media…

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  • 27/01/22

    Intern Spotlight: Abby Swain

    DARE offers two arts internships for University of Leeds students during each academic year. Abby Swain joined Opera North in November 2021 as projects intern, working closely with Projects Manager Kathryn Gasic to help take apart the elements of opera…

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  • 21/01/22

    Carmen, Carmencita!: A DARE symposium

    Who is Carmen? Is she really the exotic femme fatale of popular imagination, or is there more about her story that can be told? How could this be accomplished? Peel back the surface, says mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams – currently…

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