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Music That Moves Me


This week sees the end of Mariele Neudecker’s installation in the Howard Assembly Room, Kindertotenlieder, set to Gustav Mahler’s intensely moving song cycle, “Songs on the Death of Children.” If you haven’t been to see it yet, the exhibition will still be open between 2pm and... Read More

The glamour of the tour...


 ‘Well, what did you think?’ I greedily asked. ‘…what? Oh yes…You were great, but we were like totally freaked out by the Lamplighter!’, ’Yeah, he was spooky Dad. I had to sit on Mum‘s lap all the way through!.’ ‘Hmm….’ said Mum Wandering down New Briggate as we were at th... Read More

A Quiet Moment of Contemplation


By Helen Robinson Already dividing opinion and drawing hugely divergent responses (just read the comments book in the entrance), Mariele Neudecker’s Kindertotenlieder makes dramatic use of the beautifully restored Howard Assembly Room. This deeply immersive and thought prov... Read More

Delve deep into poetry with the Howard Assembly Room


Mariele Neudecker’s exhibition Kindertotenlieder, showing at the Howard Assembly Room until Wednesday 23 February, has sparked an eclectic and thought-provoking series of events including music, storytelling, film-making and life drawing. This week, the Howard Assembly Room di... Read More

A real 'Opera North' season


[caption id="attachment_608" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Portrait, image Bill Cooper"][/caption] Richard Mantle, General Director, Opera North   2011 has kicked off in typical Opera North fashion with much excitement on and off the stage. The co... Read More