16-25 Nov 2018

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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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University of Leeds LS2 9JT

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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

CompassFestival Welcome

  • Fri 16 Nov

    Crowd of Favours


Closed Forum PresentsThe Journey

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    Geeks Room CIC

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

Etheridge & PersighettiPublic House

  • Fri 16 – Sun 25 Nov

    Crowd of Favours

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

Rosana Cade, Charlie Cauchi and Claire NolanWalking : Holding

  • Sat 17 Nov

    Leeds Art Gallery

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

Jack TanFour Legs Good

  • Sat 17 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds Town Hall

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

ScotteeWould like to meet

  • Sat 17 – Sun 25 Nov

    St. Peter’s Mount

Open all day

Image of voting box in City Square

Redhawk LogisticaMeasures of Us

  • Seacroft | Beeston | Gipton | Bramley | Holbeck | Woodhouse | Leeds City Square

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

Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen Steam of Life

  • Thu 22 Nov

    North Star Coffee Roastery

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

Sarah Caputo & Brenda Unwin1000 Handshakes

  • Thu 22 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds City Bus Station

10am-7pm, FREE

Debbie Kent & Alisa OlevaThe Demolition Project

  • Fri 23 – Sat 24 Nov

    Leeds Kirkgate Market

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

Bethany WellsWarmth

  • Fri 23 – Sun 25 Nov

    Leeds Dock (outside Primal Gym)

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

French & MottersheadWaterborne

  • Sat 24 – Sun 25 Nov

    Leeds Dock

Hourly sailings between 12-8pm

Diverse ActionsCritical Writing Workshop

  • Sun 25 Nov

    Live Art Bistro


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