As You Are

A Leeds soundwalk

12 Dec–31 Jan

This event has been postponed

We are sorry that due to the latest lockdown restrictions, we have had to postpone our As You Are soundwalks. We will continue to review government guidance and when we know more about the lifting of restrictions, we will work to reschedule these events.

Existing ticket bookers will be contacted with more information about the project in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and support while we adjust our plans.

It’s time to reflect and explore Leeds, our home city, in a very different way…

Composer and musician Abel Selaocoe has taken inspiration from his South African heritage, performing alongside the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North as well as guest artists to create beautiful music that embraces the healing power of walking. At times uplifting with the full chorus and orchestra, at others reflective with just a single voice, As You Are expresses acceptance that there will be difficult times, but that we will come through to the other side.

Pick up a pair of headphones and meander on a musical adventure through the city as your sound pack triggers new musical chapters to accompany you on a transformative journey, taking in Leeds’ most recognisable landmarks.

Please see our COVID safety measures for further information. The route is accessible to wheelchair users. Due to ongoing roadworks in the city this may change and we will inform customers if this occurs.

Supported by Victoria Leeds

Price
Pay as you feel
Venue
  • Victoria Gate, Leeds

Estimated duration
Approximately 30–45 minutes

Distance
2km

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Artists and creative team

Abel Selaocoe

Words and music

Benjamin Woodgates

Arrangements for Orchestra and Chorus

Clark Rundell

Conductor

Abel Selaocoe

Cello and vocals

Sidiki Dembélé

Dunduns, djembe, ngoni, talking drum, calabash

Simo Lagnawi

Guimbri and vocals

Anna Mudeka

Mbira and vocals

The Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North

Cameron Malcolm

Orchestra and Chorus recordings and editing

Jamie Saye

Soloist recordings

Calum Malcolm

Mixing and mastering

Jane Earnshaw

Production Manager

Arnaud Mercier

System Designer

Orpheo

Audio guide system

Kathryn Gasic

Producer

Special thanks to Nicola Hanson at Victoria Gate and Adam Warner at Leeds Corn Exchange.

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