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The Seckerson Tapes: Opera North's Howard Assembly Room | reviews, news & interviews

The Seckerson Tapes: Opera North's Howard Assembly Room

The Seckerson Tapes: Opera North's Howard Assembly Room

A look at Leeds's liveliest performance space

Opera North's Howard Assembly Room (above) is no longer a well-kept secret. Lovingly restored to its former Victorian glory, this one-time annexe to the Grand Theatre, Leeds, has had a chequered history - even briefly servicing the furtive mackintosh brigade as a picture palace of the bluest persuasion. Now, though, it's been born again as a vibrant performance space. A new season of events under the umbrella title of VOICES is about to launch featuring acts as diverse as The Tallis Scholars, Jackie Oates and Chumbawamba. General manager of the space Richard Ashton and artistic director Dominic Gray talked with me about their plans.

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