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The Howard Assembly Room becomes an enchanted forest of screens for Light Night 2011

October 10, 2011


Friday 7 October was Leeds’ annual Light Night festival, and the Howard Assembly Room opened its doors for a free five hour performance installation: O Let Me Weep. Featuring mezzo soprano Claire Bradshaw, guitarist Craig Ogden and oboist Hazel Cropper, Opera North Projects and Lightmap transformed the Howard Assembly Room into an enchanted forest of screens. […]

Blogger John Toolan celebrates art in unusual places with Opera North at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

October 3, 2011


On an unseasonably warm Saturday evening, as the sun was fading and the magnificent sculptures of Jaume Plensa were coming to light, the Opera North’s programme of seasonal concerts at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield continued with their autumn offering.

Music That Moves Me

February 22, 2011


Which pieces of music stir our emotional responses?

A Quiet Moment of Contemplation

February 17, 2011


Culture Vulture and blogger Helen Robinson shares her thoughts on Mariele Neudecker's Kindertotenlieder installation

Delve deep into poetry with the Howard Assembly Room

February 15, 2011


Ahead of an open lecture and live poetry reading on Wednesday 16 February, take a look at some of the poems that will be featured at this free event.

Sad Films That Make Your Day

January 28, 2011


What are the best tearjerker films?

On Childhood and Children

January 20, 2011


Projects Director Dominic Gray discusses the subject of childhood and children in music before a recital tonight in the Howard Assembly Room featuring pianist Simon Lepper, soprano Gillian Keith and baritone Stephan Loges.