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  • 03/05/24

    Akiko Kubota – International Women’s Day

    Music by trailblazing women As part of the On an Endless Road tour, the Howard Assembly Room presented a unique opportunity to see renowned singer and musician Akiko Kubota perform in the UK, together with violinist Midori Komachi and pianist…

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  • 21/03/24

    DARE Liberty Lecture: Dr Anne Irfan

    Palestinian refugees: From the camp to the UN and back DARE Liberty Lectures connect the curious and the experienced through a programme that has become an established part of Leeds’ cultural offering. A series of specially commissioned public lectures at the…

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  • 02/05/24

    Opera North’s Green Season Review

    Photo: Members of the Chorus of Opera North in Masque of Might © James Glossop On Wednesday 7th February 2024 in the Howard Assembly Room we took a deep dive into the findings following the completion of Opera North’s Green Season. The…

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  • 20/02/24

    Keisha Thompson wins DARE Art Prize

    Now in its fifth year, the DARE Art Prize is part of the ground-breaking DARE partnership between the the University and Opera North, in association with the National Science and Media Museum and The Tetley. The prize is awarded to an innovative, ambitious artist…

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  • 14/02/24

    Meet our DARE Academic in Residence

    Dr Katie Gardner, Lecturer in Arts-based Pedagogical Practices in the School of Music and the School of Performance and Culture Industries at the University of Leeds, has been announced as Opera North’s new Academic in Residence. During her time with…

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  • 11/08/23

    Young people on trial!

    This summer, the Opera North Youth Company tackled Gilbert & Sullivan’s high-spirited opera Trial by Jury, opening at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds before touring to the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at Buxton. The young people were conducted by Youth Chorus Master Nicholas Shaw and…

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