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Have a happily ever after at the Howard Assembly Room

September 28, 2011


On Sunday 2nd October, the Howard Assembly Room officially launches as a wedding venue when it hosts the Leeds LOVE events UK wedding fair. Amongst the impressive surroundings of the Howard Assembly Room, visitors can meet weddings exhibitors and see the venue now available for weddings and civil partnerships for only a handful of couples […]

Penguin Cafe’s Arthur Jeffes on creating his solo project, Sundog

September 26, 2011


The interesting thing about these criteria is that as soon as they emerge then there is an opportunity to transcend them; to write and play music that can’t be ruled in or out without listening and simply liking or not liking it.

Lives and Loves: Cheryl Frances-Hoad discusses her inspiration for Schumann Revisited

September 21, 2011


Multi-award winning young composer, Cheryl Frances-Hoad turns her attention to Robert Schumann’s 1840 song cycle in a special concert on Tuesday 11 October. Frances-Hoad’s response to Schumann’s Women’s Lives and Loves, Schumann Revisited: One Life Stand, will be performed by mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston and pianist Joseph Middleton alongside Schumann’s original songs. The evening will also […]

Find out why open rehearsals are so popular in the Howard Assembly Room

September 20, 2011


Opera North's Chorus and Orchestra Director, Dougie Scarfe explains why audiences love to see rehearsals in action

“Asking for trouble:” Music journalist Dorian Lynskey explores the history of protest songs

September 15, 2011


"There are as many ways to write a protest song as a love song."

Andy Moore explores the impact of Yasujiro Ozu’s classic film, Late Spring

September 13, 2011


Late Spring, a classic of Japanese cinema directed by Yasujiro Ozu, is being screened at the Howard Assembly Room on Saturday 24 September at 7.45pm

Jolie Holland and John Smith open the Howard Assembly Room Autumn Season

September 9, 2011


The new season of events in the Howard Assembly Room opened last night with an exciting  performance by young American folk-country singer Jolie Holland supported by British folk singer and guitarist John Smith. Here are some images from the performance.                                     […]