As You Are: A Sound Walk for Leeds

Opening Times:

Shopping Hours:
ï 10am-7pm ñ Monday ñ Friday
ï 9am ñ 7pm ñ Saturday
ï 11am-5pm ñ Sunday

ï Dine until late

*Individual store and restaurant times may vary.

Contact Details:

Victoria Gate, 26 Eastgate, Leeds

0113 245 5333

Leeds Inspired

As You Are: A Sound Walk for Leeds

  • Accepts groups
  • Cash Point
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toilets
  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
12th December 2020 - 22nd December 2020

Sales for this event are currently on hold. We are assessing government guidance and working to reschedule where we can. We will contact audiences with an update as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and support at this difficult time.

It’s time to reflect and explore Leeds in a very different way…

Pick up a pair of headphones and take a musical adventure through the city with South African cellist, composer and improviser Abel Selaocoe's new work for the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North, embracing the healing power of walking.

A series of transmitters triggers each chapter of the composition as your journey unfolds, taking in some of Leeds’ most recognisable landmarks. Abel and the ensembles are joined at various points by Zimbabwean mbira player Anna Mudeka, Moroccan guimbri player Simo Lagnawi, and djembe virtuoso Sidiki Dembélé from the Ivory Coast.

At times uplifting with the full Chorus and Orchestra, at others reflective with just a single voice, As You Are is "about walking and exploring what is around us while we listen”, says Abel. “You can find so many cultures in this space: it’s about celebrating that, asking people to come as they are, but to look beyond themselves, to be curious and to find comfort and healing in other people and their cultures and philosophies."

Please see Opera North COVID safety measures for further information. The route is accessible to wheelchair users. Due to ongoing roadworks in the city this may change and we will inform customers if this occurs.

Supported by Victoria Leeds

12 walks per day:
10:30am, 11am, 11:30, 12noon, 12:30, 1pm, 1:30, 2pm, 2:30, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm

View dates & times

Saturday 12th December 2020 - 12:00am

Sunday 13th December 2020 - 12:00am

Monday 14th December 2020 - 12:00am

Tuesday 15th December 2020 - 12:00am

Wednesday 16th December 2020 - 12:00am

Thursday 17th December 2020 - 12:00am

Friday 18th December 2020 - 12:00am

Saturday 19th December 2020 - 12:00am

Sunday 20th December 2020 - 12:00am

Monday 21st December 2020 - 12:00am

Tuesday 22nd December 2020 - 12:00am