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René Marie: Voices of My Beautiful Country

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As part of the American Routes season, the Howard Assembly Room will host a concert by the electrifying René Marie, singing from her 2011 album Voices of My Beautiful Country. Listening to the vocal range and emotional resonance of René Marie no one would guess t... Read More

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The Big Little Sing: A Magical Experience

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After recently partcipating in The Big Little Sing, a workshop where adults and their children have a chance to sing songs, explore instruments, play games and generally have fun with music, Nicola Forwood shares a bit about her family's exper... Read More

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Hilary Mantel: Shaking hands with Satan

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From rumours that Anne Boleyn sold her soul for her crown to the Faustian pacts of the technology age, Hilary Mantel investigates the history of the human relationship with the devil in this specially commissioned talk. Read More

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Bill Frisell Trio - A Welcome Return

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It is a real coup for the Howard Assembly Room to be putting on Bill Frisell. It has been over 20 years (too long) since his last appearance in June 1990 in a concert promoted by the former Leeds Jazz at the Irish Centre.  Read More

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