16-25 Nov 2018

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Debbie Kent & Alisa Oleva The Demolition Project

Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov, 10am - 4pm, Artist talk Sat 24 Nov, 4pm

7Leeds Kirkgate Market

Street Food Hall, 34 Ludgate Hill, LS2 7HY

The Demolition Project at Compass 2018 invites people to reshape Leeds with a few simple tools - paper, a scalpel and imagination.

Usually the decisions about changing the city are made by forces that are more powerful than ourselves – by politicians or big corporations, or even the weather. But what would it be like if ordinary people had the chance to transform their city? What would you want to demolish? Maybe you want to make way for something more useful or beautiful. Maybe you just want to knock down a building that you hate.

Using a map of Leeds, we’re inviting you to demolish anything you want by cutting it out of the map. In return you have to give us a reason for each demolition you carry out. The reason can be personal or political, angry or artistic, serious or daft – there are no rules.

Join us on the 24th of November at 4pm in the market for a progress report, it will be a chance to share and discuss the strong opinions, arguments and miniature stories that we have found. 

The Demolition Project is a collaboration between Russian artist and photographer Alisa Oleva and British writer-performer Debbie Kent. Their work together as The Demolition Project explores mapping, walking and urban life.

The Demolition Project for Compass from Compass Festival on Vimeo.

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Festival Welcome

  • Fri 16 Nov

    1Crowd of Favours

6pm |

The Journey
Closed Forum Presents

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    12Geeks Room CIC

Available throughout the festival. Artist Talk 23 Nov, 6pm, Geeks Room CIC Unit 32, 3 Bramley Shopping Centre |

Public House
Etheridge & Persighetti

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    1Crowd of Favours

Launch event: Fri 16 Nov, 7pm
Beer Glasses available throughout the festival, along Kirkgate |

Walking : Holding
Rosana Cade, Charlie Cauchi and Claire Nolan

  • Sat 17 Nov

    4Leeds Art Gallery

Film screening, 3pm | (45mins followed by Q&A)

Four Legs Good
Jack Tan

  • Sat 17 – Sat 24 Nov

    3Leeds Town Hall

Exhibition 17-24 Nov
Day of live court hearings Sat 24 Nov, 1pm-6.30pm |

Would like to meet

  • Sat 17 – Sun 25 Nov

    2St. Peter’s Mount

Open all day |

Image of voting box in City Square

Measures of Us
Redhawk Logistica

  • Mon 19 – Sat 24 Nov

    5aLeeds City Square

  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


  • Mon 19 – 23 Nov


Neighbourhood Voting: Mon 19 – Fri 23 Nov
City Centre Exhibition: Sat 24 Nov, 12pm - 7pm. Artist talk 4pm | , FREE

Steam of Life
Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen

  • Thu 22 Nov

    11North Star Coffee Roastery

Doors and food 6.30pm. Film screening 7pm (80mins) |

1000 Handshakes
Sarah Caputo & Brenda Unwin

  • Thu 22 – Sat 24 Nov

    6Leeds City Bus Station

10am-7pm | , FREE

The Demolition Project
Debbie Kent & Alisa Oleva

  • Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov

    7Leeds Kirkgate Market

10am - 4pm, Artist talk Sat 24 Nov, 4pm |

Bethany Wells

  • Fri 23 – Sun 25 Nov

    9Leeds Dock (outside Primal Gym)

1pm-9pm | Bring your own towel or borrow one of ours. Changing rooms, lockers and showers are available., FREE

French & Mottershead

  • Sat 24 – Sun 25 Nov

    8Leeds Dock

Hourly sailings between 12-8pm |

Critical Writing Workshop
Diverse Actions

  • Sun 25 Nov

    10Live Art Bistro

11am–1pm |

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