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  • Opera North launches new initiative

    Opera North is launching a new initiative in Leeds city centre next month to give people the opportunity to get creative together at the start of the working week. Styled as the Monday evening antidote to Christmas carols and festive tunes, After Hours will run at Headrow House from the end of September until 10 December and takes its inspiration from the Northern Lights and the landscapes they illuminate. Using Nordic and Baltic folklore, legends and sagas as a starting point, the participants will combine singing, storytelling and music to produce their very own performance piece.

    Jacqui Cameron, Education Director, Opera North, said: “We were keen to come up with an activity which would appeal to people who are looking for something a little bit different to do after they finish work. Research has shown that undertaking arts activities as a group is a great way to improve health and well-being, and we’re hoping After Hours: Northern Lights will help Leeds professionals to unwind on a Monday evening, have fun and meet new people.”

    The cost of attending all the After Hours sessions is £65 or £60 for Under 30s and students. More information can be found at https://www.operanorth.co.uk/whats-on/on-after-hours/