Browsing All Posts filed under »Children and Young People«

Video: enter the magical world of Flyboy

December 2, 2011


Artist and musician Matthew Robins spreads seasonal cheer in his unique blend of live music and shadow-puppet animation, Flyboy is Alone Again this Christmas, with two performances in the Howard Assembly Room on Saturday 10 December. Matthew and his band perform live on stage as intricate paper cut-outs and shadow animations are projected onto the […]

Flyboy is Alone Again this Christmas: Matthew Robins prepares to bring his sci-fi shadow puppet soap-opera to Leeds

November 21, 2011


It’s mid November and I’m just putting together some new Flyboy stories to bring to the Howard Assembly Room this Christmas.  Flyboy is a mutant boy – half fly, half human, trying to live a normal life in a little town – his parents abandoned him when he was small, but he has a couple […]

OPUS1: A Tale In Time

August 5, 2011


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


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

Little Voices fill the Howard Assembly Room

June 23, 2011


"Even my singing doesn't seem to put him off:" new mum Rebecca Willett and baby Max take part in a Little Voices workshop in the Howard Assembly Room.

Education Officer, Jo Bedford can already hear the patter of exploring feet on the Howard Assembly Room floor ahead of Little Voices

June 15, 2011


Little Voices is a really exciting new endeavour for Opera North, a new weekly session for young children – I can almost hear the squeak of buggy wheels, squeals of excitement and patter of exploring feet on the polished Howard Assembly Room floor as I write this… Those aged 0-90 (or possibly older!) will wheel, […]

Cautionary Verse

April 1, 2011


Culture Vulture’s Phil Kirby is inspired to rhyme after seeing Opera North’s children’s opera, Cautionary Tales