Silent Night Creatives

A WW1 arts project for men of all ages

Saturday afternoons in November 2018

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Take part in the city’s commemorations marking the centenary of the end of World War I, in a new arts project based on the conflict and its aftermath.

Opera North is looking for men from across the community to take part in Silent Night Creatives, inspired by the UK premiere of the WWI-based opera Silent Night which opens at Leeds Town Hall in November as part of Armistice 100.

The project offers boys aged 14 and over and men of all ages the chance to explore their creativity through music and drama in a relaxed, friendly setting. A Director and Vocal Leader will work with the group to create characters and stories based on war-time words and songs.

The workshops will culminate in a special short performance before each showing of the opera.


Leeds City Centre

Sat 3 Nov 14.30 – 17.00
Sat 10 Nov 14.30 – 17.00
Sat 17 Nov 14.30 – 17.00
Sat 24 Nov 14.30 – 17.00
Mon 26 Nov, 17.30 – 19.30 – dress rehearsal (Leeds Town Hall)

How to join
Email by Monday 22nd October 2018

For more information
Contact Jo Bedford on: 0113 223 3520 |

Who is this project for?

This is a music and drama project for men and boys aged over 14, who are currently underrepresented overall within our creative arts participation programme. We welcome all self-identified men, as well as men from all backgrounds and nationalities, who are interested in exploring the stories and impacts of this global conflict.

As the First and Second World Wars pass from living memory, we are also seeking participants from different generations, to explore the legacy of conflict and whether our views of the major conflicts of the 20th century are changing over time. All men over the age of 14 are welcome, whether on their own, or with a lad, dad, grandad or friend.

Participants don’t need to have any previous experience of drama or music – come along and give it a try!

Silent Night Creatives

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