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  • 04/12/18

    “It’s a joy… ” say our DARE Academics in Residence

    An ethnographic study of Opera North: Artistry, community, identity. With Professor Karen Burland (DARE Academic in Residence) and Annie Czajkowski (Research Assistant). What a lovely welcome we have had at Opera North from everyone involved in our collaborative research project!…

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  • 29/11/18

    Two generations of Pettman DARE Fellows look back and look forward

      Ellie Jones (Pettman DARE Fellow 2017/18) completed her Fellowship and became Education Coordinator at the Royal Albert Hall in September 2018.  She looks back at her year-long Fellowship experience in Leeds… “As a Pettman DARE Fellow, I have spent the…

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  • 05/10/18

    Creative inquiry at its finest

    Cultural Institute intern Steph Bennett interviews Leeds Creative Labs participant Lou Harvey “In a second!” enthuses Dr Lou Harvey, after I asked her whether she would recommend participating in Leeds Creative Labs to other academics. Speaking to Lou, Lecturer in…

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  • 18/09/18

    Radio New Zealand interview with our Pettman DARE Fellows

    2017/18 Pettman DARE Fellows Callum Blackmore has just completed his fully funded post-graduate diploma at Opera North and University of Leeds, and at New Zealand Opera.  Blaire White has just started her 2018/19 Fellowship in Leeds. They spoke with Radio…

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  • 17/09/18

    DARE Academic in Residence 2018/19 is off the starting blocks.

    2018/19 DARE Academic in Residence, Professor Karen Burland-Clark, spent her first day at Opera North meeting Opera North artists and observing rehearsals of Tosca and The Merry Widow on 4 September. Karen, Head of the School of Music at the…

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  • 16/09/18

    In partnership to raise awareness of climate change.

    On 19 October, to mark Green Great Britain Week, Opera North is hosting the Priestly Centre for Climate lecture Unfrozen: Reports from the Ice, in the Howard Assembly Room, 12.30 – 13.30. New reports show that underwater melt-off in the Antarctic…

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