Every two years Compass Festival animates the city of Leeds with brilliant interactive live art projects in libraries, markets, museums, shopping centres and d.i.y. spaces.  Incredible artworks, activated and completed by you, offer an invitation to join in playful enquiry, silent contemplation, astonishing feats of madness, hospitality, and communality right where you live, work and play.

This year we have an extraordinary collection of world-class artists in 18 projects across the city over 10 days. They will take you through the streets to places you didn’t know existed, to landmark buildings, city parks and well loved venues. There are walking tours, play-ins, theatre performances, conversations and a pop-up café. All but three events are FREE, some you will come across and can join in straight away, others are limited capacity so please check out our website to book.

We’ve had an amazing response from artists, participants, the city authorities, funders, collaborators and co-presenters to bring this all together and we are delighted that you can join us. Over to you.

Annie Lloyd & Peter Reed

Festival Directors

Go to the 2016 Programme section of the website to browse the whole programme.