16-25 Nov 2018

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Third Angel Where From Here:  21 Years Of Third Angel

Leeds Beckett University

Headingley Campus, LS16 5LF

Leeds Beckett University and Compass Festival 2016 are delighted to present a symposium celebrating the work of Third Angel. 

Named after Third Angel’s internationally acclaimed show from 2000, Where From Here is a day of performances, papers and films celebrating 21 Years of performance making by Third Angel and the impact and influence they have had on the territories of theatre, durational performance and live art. Part retrospective, part reflection and part celebration the day will feature contributions from artists, performance makers, writers and academics plus the premiere of new performance for camera pieces, the Small Celebrations.

The symposium will reflect on the past, present and future of the company Third Angel. It is an opportunity to reflect on the company's journey, from making live art, durational performances and video art to their current theatre making practice and collaborations with other artists from around the world. It is a time to take stock of what they have achieved as they embark on their next 21 years. It is a chance to ask both artists and academics: ‘Where from here?’ and to celebrate the company's longevity and place this into context in the current political, economic and artistic climate.

Established in 1995, Third Angel makes artwork that encompasses a range of disciplines. They use styles, techniques and interests discovered in experimental work for other spaces, to create new theatre that plays with conventional forms while remaining accessible to a mainstream audience. 'Where From Here: 21 Years of Third Angel' seeks to trigger a debate around the company’s work that offers a critical lens through which to explore theatre’s wider landscape for the next 21 years.

Programme and Registration

The symposium will take place during Compass Festival 2016 - a celebration of live art in the public realm happening in various locations around Leeds city 11-20 November. Third Angel has a long association with both Leeds Beckett University and Compass, having collaborated and presented work with both organisations since 1997.

The final line up is still being confirmed, but we are very pleased to announce that Where From Here will feature contributions, presentations and performances from artists and academics including:


Oliver Bray
Gillian Dyson
Christopher Hall
Caroline Horton & Dr Jacqueline Taylor
Andrew Jeffrey
Alexander Kelly
Gillian Jane Lees and Adam York Gregory
Dr Hannah Nicklin
Michael Pinchbeck & Linford Butler
Henry Raby
Jodean Sumner
Dr Jocelyn Spence
Kirsty Surgey
Rachael Walton
Aletia M Badenhorst

Plus the premiere of the Small Celebrations, new video works by:
Action Hero
Hannah Butterfield
Massive Owl
Third Angel

The full schedule will be announced in October, but we anticipate that the day will run approximately 10:00 - 18:00

In the meantime if you require any further information please contact:

Olver Bray: [email protected]
Alexander Kelly: [email protected]
Hannah Nicklin: [email protected]
Michael Pinchbeck: [email protected]

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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

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  • 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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