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Jolie Holland and John Smith kickstart Autumn in the Howard Assembly Room with a Pint of Blood

August 31, 2011

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The new season of events in the Howard Assembly Room starts with a bang next week with an exciting  performance by young American folk-country singer Jolie Holland on Thursday 8 September. She will be supported by British folk singer and guitarist John Smith. One of the founding members of the Be Good Tanyas, Holland’s music ranges far and […]

Take part in a ‘Sacred Harp’ singing workshop this September

August 22, 2011

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For the final event in Opera North Projects' ‘Blackout’ summertime participatory programme exploring spiritual music and the human voice, we are holding a Sacred Harp singing workshop

Projects Director Dominic Gray looks forward to Autumn in the HAR

August 11, 2011

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There’s so much happening in the Howard Assembly Room this Autumn, it makes it hard to know what to pick out. We’re always looking to connect with each opera season, so our focus on Russia might be the best jumping off point. While Neil Bartlett directs Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades on the Opera North mainstage, over […]

OPUS1: A Tale In Time

August 5, 2011

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Today has seen the end of OPUS1, a creative arts project for 8-11 year olds which has run daily from 01 – 05 August in the Howard Assembly Room. 36 young people have worked with a team of professional artists including composer Pete Letanka, director and choreographer Lucy Hind and vocal coach Sally Egan. Throughout […]

Playing with Time in OPUS1

August 3, 2011

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On Day 3 of the OPUS1 education project, Jo Bedford lets us in on what the group of 38 children has come up with so far