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Play, from 24 Feb 2020

The Quiet Volume

The Quiet Volume

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The Quiet Volume is a highlight of Leeds Lit Fest. From Mon 24th to Sat 29th Feb book an hour slot to enjoy this immersive masterpiece.

Leeds Lit Fest presents

The Quiet Volume, created by International Live Artist, Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells. The Quiet Volume is an intimate theatrical experience about books, reading, and the communal experience of the library.

The Quiet Volume is an hour long, mesmerising, whispered, self-generated and 'automatic' performance for two at a time, exploiting the particular tension common to any library worldwide; a combination of silence and concentration within which different peoples' experiences of reading unfold.

Two participants sit side-by-side. Taking cues from words both written and whispered they find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. The piece exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience, allowing aspects of what we think of as deeply internal to lean out into the surrounding space, and to leak from one reader's sphere into another's. Various time slots are available each day to book.

The Quiet Volume is part of Leeds Lit Fest, and will be hosted by three of the city's finest libraries over a three week period thanks to support from The Arts Council.

The dates and venues for The Quiet Volume are as follows:

THE LEEDS LIBRARY, 18 COMMERCIAL STREET, LEEDS LS1 6AL

Mon 24th Feb to Fri 29th Feb, Various times. Please see Eventbrite ticket link.

LEEDS CENTRAL LIBRARY, CALVERLEY STREET, LEEDS. LS1 3AB

Mon 2nd March to Sun 8th March, Various times

BROTHERTON LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, WOODHOUSE LANE, LEEDS. LS2 9JT

Tues 10th March to Sun 13th March, Various times

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 24 - Fri 28 Feb 2020 11:00 to 00:00
Sat 29 Feb 2020 10:00 to 00:00

Prices

£6.00

Address

The Leeds Library,
18 Commercial Street,
Leeds,
LS1 6AL

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Map reference: SE 301335  Lat: 53.79751 Long: -1.54392