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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: In Search of Freedom


Saturday 8th January 2.30-5. 45 pm Howard Assembly Room Opera North Projects is excited to announce an afternoon symposium exploring the music and times of Polish-Jewish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996). Weinberg was an essentially private man who kept getting in h... Read More

The Cranes Are Flying


The Cranes Are Flying Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov Saturday 8th January 2011, 7.30pm Howard Assembly Room Book tickets As a sneak preview of our first events in January, we wanted to treat you to a selection of gorgeous stills from the 1958 Palme d’Or Winner The Cranes... Read More

Staging Pinocchio


I’m really looking forward to the opening of The Adventures of Pinocchio again at Leeds Grand Theatre at Christmas. It’s a great show and the perfect ‘pantopera’ to see over the Christmas period. I’m in a pretty special position as I get to see how the show comes together from... Read More

String Things


In honour of the Basquiat Strings and the Skampa Quartet, both playing at the Howard Assembly Room this Autumn, here are a few of the string-based albums that have been getting an airing in our office of late. All highly recommended! Basquiat Strings Self titled Touman... Read More

The Tree of Wooden Clogs


I am delighted to find a good reason to show The Tree of Wooden Clogs on the big screen at the Howard Assembly Room. Ermanno Olmi’s astonishing film has since somewhat disappeared from public view since it won the Palme D’Or in 1978. Our 'Back to the Woods' series of events in... Read More

On the go...


I’ve been working as Education Runner for just over 2 months now and I love it! My role is to attend as many projects and workshops as possible in the 4 months I’m here, acting as anything from Project Manager to Example Participant (which is great as I get to become a child f... Read More

Green Giant Workout


On 16 August I moved to Leeds to work on Opera North’s production of The Adventures of Pinocchio. I’ve always been a big fan of opera and I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to work with such established musicians and singers. A big part of my role is animati... Read More

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