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New Headingley Club

56 Saint Michael's Road

Leeds

LS6 3BG

United Kingdom

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A Quiet Word presents

An invitation to a conversation in the dark.

House is a site-specific performance piece that begins with the story of Robert Arthington, a rich man locally known as the Headingley Miser. He built a large house for his bride; but the bride never came. So he lived alone in one room, on half a crown a week, and received his visitors in the dark.

Around him 19th Century Headingley was growing from a country village separated from Leeds by fields and farms to a vibrant suburb, where industrialsts and imperialists alike built themselves splendid houses. The miser’s millions meanwhile were supporting missionary projects around the world. Arthington, Liberia, bears his name to this day.

Created by A Quiet Word in collaboration with members of the local community, House is a site-specific performance that explores how property and power connect Headingley and the wider world. You are invited behind closed doors for a conversation in the dark, and where the present overlays the past.

The exact starting location is to be confirmed and details will be sent our nearer the time.

ACCESS: The performance lasts approximately two hours and involves some walking outdoors, between sites, and up stairs. Some sections of the performance will be in the dark. Due to the domestic nature of the sites, access is limited and we we are unable to accommodate children in buggies/prams.

House is supported by Arts Council England, Leeds Inspired and the University of Leeds.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is no age-restriction on this performance although it is not possible to accommodate children in buggies or prams due to the nature of the performance spaces.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking is available at the New Headingley Club (LS6 3BG). There are also a large number of bus services running regularly from Leeds to Headingley, including services 1, 6, 97 and 28.

Be advised that Headingley Lane/Otley Road is a busy commuter route and congestion is frequent during rush hour. If you are booking for the 6pm performance please allow adequate time to get there.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email aquietwordmarketing@gmail.com with any questions regarding this event.

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New Headingley Club

56 Saint Michael's Road

Leeds

LS6 3BG

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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