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Exhibition, Sun 27 Jan 2019

True North: The Story of a Song

True North: The Story of a Song


Fresh from its sold-out world premiere at Leeds International Film Festival in November 2018, this short documentary of and by Yorkshire-based Commoners Choir sticks two fingers up at the corporate side of arts funding.

Join Boff Whalley and the combined force of three unique and eclectic choirs from Leeds, Manchester and Stockton as they take Newcastle's Great Exhibition of the North by storm. Along the way, they battle unethical sponsors and tricky four-part harmonies to perform a specially commissioned song in an unforgettable live performance outside SAGE Gateshead in June 2018 - a song that seeks to define the North through its history, geography and sense of cultural identity.

The screening will be accompanied by True North performed live by all three choirs on the stage of the cinema - only the second and possibly the last time they will be singing it together.  There will also be a short set from the choirs, a Q&A with Boff and an exhibition by artist and author Jill Gibbon.

DIRECTOR: Phil Moody

DETAILS: UK, 2018, 25mins plus performance, PG


Credit cards accepted (no fee)On-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 27 Jan 2019 14:30 to 00:00

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    Hyde Park Picture House


    Brudenell Road,
    LS6 1JD



    See location of Hyde Park Picture House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 283351  Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168

    By Car
    From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.

    By Bus
    From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.

    By Train
    Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments