13 – 23 November 2014

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Photo: Jonathan Turner


Photo: Jonathan Turner

Reckless Sleepers Negative Space

Thu 13 – Fri 14 Nov, 7.30pm | 80mins

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Compass Festival burst into life with the world premiere of Reckless Sleepers' astonishing new show - Negative Space. The UK/Belgium based company renowned for beautifully bold, intelligent and hilarious work are determined get to the bottom of things. Constructing their set before our eyes, a white box, a box for their ideas, ideas that can't be contained. The set, a set of rules that are bent and tested quite literally to destruction. The fur will fly and walls will come down. Indefinable... 

A sequel to the extraordinary Schrodinger. Rarely do gripping physicality, mesmerising visuals, ritual and poetry come together so completely as they do with Reckless Sleepers in this world premiere. On stage is a white room: it might be upside down, they’re not sure. There are hatches and doors, comings and goings. Laws are made, bent then broken. We’re never far from chaos and often astonished by the beauty that pierces the ever-frantic attempts to make meaning.

“That  black  box  might  well,  in  the  final  analysis,  be  a  metaphor  for  the  mind,  but  it  is  also  a  space  for  gripping  physical  theatre.” 

The Guardian (on Schrodinger)


Of this RoomTake Me to the Bridge

Negative Space
Reckless Sleepers

7.30pm | 80mins, £12 / £9 conc.

Of this Room
Oliver Bray

6.30pm | 30 mins, Free to Reckless Sleepers ticket holders

Festival Welcome

  • Fri 14 Nov

    2Café 164

9pm – late | Drop-in, FREE, Booking essential

Collecting Fireworks
Helen Cole/In Between Time

  • Fri 14 – Sun 16 Nov

    3Gallery Munro House

Book a slot | 30 mins, FREE

We See Fireworks
Helen Cole

  • Fri 14 – Sun 23 Nov

    3Gallery Munro House

10am–6pm (10am-1.30pm on 23 Nov) | Drop-in, FREE

Between Us, We Know Everything…

  • Mon 17 – Sat 22 Nov

    4Left Bank Leeds

  • Wed 19 – 20 Nov

    4Chapeltown Road

  • Fri 21 – 22 Nov

    4Outdoor Market

10am–4pm | Drop-in, FREE

Double Exposures
Manuel Vason

  • Wed 19 Nov

    8Leeds Art Gallery

6-8pm | , FREE, Booking essential

If You Go Away – Chapter One
Invisible Flock

  • Wed 19 – Sun 23 Nov

    7Everyman Cinema

Wed-Fri: 4.30pm–9pm, Sat & Sun: 1pm-6pm | Drop-in, FREE

The Making of If You Go Away
Invisible Flock

  • Thu 20 Nov

    7Everyman Cinema

6pm–8pm | 120 mins, FREE, Booking essential

Woman with lit up headdress

A Building of Community
Live Art Bistro Takeover

  • Fri 21 Nov

    13Holy Trinity Church

8pm–11pm | Drop in, Drop out, FREE

Table Manners

  • Fri 21 – Sat 22 Nov

    13Holy Trinity Church

slots between 11am & 2.30pm | 30 mins, FREE, Booking essential

Imagine Us
Sylvia Rimat

  • Fri 21 – Sat 22 Nov

    11Merrion Centre

12noon, 2pm, 4pm | 45 mins, FREE

Personal Shopper
Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti

  • Fri 21 – Sat 22 Nov

    9Leeds Kirkgate Market

9am–5pm | Drop-in, FREE

Pat it, Prick it and Mark it with ‘B’
Selina Thompson

  • Fri 21 – Sat 22 Nov

    10Leeds Corn Exchange

10am–5pm | Drop-in, FREE

Two women outdoors seated facing each other arms outstretched

Dancing With Strangers
Instant Dissidence

  • Sat 22 Nov

    15Leeds City Square

10am–5pm | Drop-in, FREE

Where We Live & What We Live For (Parts 1 & 2)
Kings of England

  • Sat 22 Nov

    17West Yorkshire Playhouse

8pm | 60 mins, £8/£6

Because My Vogue is Your Vogue
Jade Pollard-Crowe

  • Sat 22 Nov

    14Trinity Leeds

10am–5pm | Drop-in, FREE

Artist Brunch

  • Sun 23 Nov

    2Café 164

11am–1.30pm | Drop-in, FREE

That Night Follows Day
Forced Entertainment

  • Sun 23 Nov

    18Howard Assembly Room

2pm | 60 mins, FREE, booking essential

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