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Workshop/Course, Fri 23 - Sat 24 Nov 2018, free entry

The Demolition Project

The Demolition Project


The Demolition Project at Compass 2018 invites people to reshape Leeds with a few simple tools - paper, a scalpel and imagination.

Usually the decisions about changing the city are made by forces that are more powerful than ourselves – by politicians or big corporations, or even the weather. But what would it be like if ordinary people had the chance to transform their city? What would you want to demolish? Maybe you want to make way for something more useful or beautiful. Maybe you just want to knock down a building that you hate.

Using a map of Leeds, we’re inviting you to demolish anything you want by cutting it out of the map. In return you have to give us a reason for each demolition you carry out. The reason can be personal or political, angry or artistic, serious or daft – there are no rules.

Come and take part on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November, between 10am - 4pm. Artist talk on Saturday 24 November at 4pm.

The Demolition Project [] is a collaboration between Russian artist and photographer Alisa Oleva and British writer-performer Debbie Kent. Their work together as The Demolition Project explores mapping, walking and urban life.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 - Sat 24 Nov 2018 10:00 to 16:00


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 23 - Sat 24 Nov The Demolition Project
Sat 1 Dec Leeds Market Vintage Fair
Thu 6 Dec #KirkLATE Xmas Party
Sat 8 Dec Leeds Record & Book Fair



    34 George Street,
    West Yorkshire,
    LS2 7HY



    See location of Leeds Kirkgate Market on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 304335  Lat: 53.79763 Long: -1.53864

    By Car:

    Take the Leeds city centre loop, and head for the West Yorkshire Playhouse. At junction 11 on the loop, the markets are signposted, with parking nearby

    By Public Transport:

    Kirkgate Market is next to Leeds city bus station

    The Markets Car Park on George Street is now closed. Alternative car parking can be found nearby at Crown Street, Edward Street, Templar Street, Maude Street and Quarry Hill.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups