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Historical Event, Fri 24 Aug 2018, free entry

The Culture Games: West Meets East

The Culture Games: West Meets East


_Part of the 2018 Left Bank Opera Fesitval_

For centuries, Western music, art, literature, theatre and film have represented their own versions of Asia - creating a vivid and broadly-drawn portrait of the continent's culture, people and places. 

Throughout this long period of cultural dominance, Western artists have cultivated none-too-flattering impressions of Asia, with little return of reply.

But in an ever more connected world with far greater global cultural cross-over and collaboration (not to mention the rapid commercial influence of China), are we now at a tipping point in 'The Culture Games'? ...

Joining Northern Opera Group's Artistic Director, David Ward, to discuss this fascinating subject will be three academics from the University of Leeds with expertise across music, art and film - Dr Maki Fukuoka, Dr Chris Homewood, and Prof Derek Scott.

The discussion will run from 6.30pm to 7.20pm, ahead of the evening performance of The Original Chinese Conjuror [].

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 24 Aug 2018 18:30 to 19:30


Free entry


Cardigan Road,



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Map reference: SE 281348  Lat: 53.80962 Long: -1.57444

By Car:

Take the A65 out of Leeds for one mile. At the junction with a viaduct above, turn right on to Caridgane Road. At the next set of lights carry straight on. The venue is found on the right hand side after the entrance to Harold Grove.

Public Transport

Travel by Bus

Local bus number 19 from Leeds city centre stops within a minute’s walk from the venue in either direction.

Buses 49, 50/50A and 56 stop within 10 minutes’ walk of the venue.

Travel by Train

Leeds Train Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away (20 minutes at peak times). The Harrogate line train between Leeds and Knaresborough stops at Burley Park station, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments