We are pleased to announce the first events for Compass Festival 2014, with ground-breaking new work taking place in venues across Leeds from Forced Entertainment, Quarantine and Reckless Sleepers.

The Festival will present  the first showing of Negative Space, a  complex and intriguing show by internationally acclaimed  performance company Reckless Sleepers. World-renowned Quarantine, from Manchester, will tour neighbourhoods on the edge of the city centre, with a new engaging and interactive piece – Between Us, We Know Everything and invite you to lunch in Table Manners. And we are delighted that the ever extraorodinary Forced Entertainment will be presenting  a new version of That Night Follows Day (pictured) made with children from across Leeds. Written by Tim Etchells, the performance puts the words and sentiments of adults into the mouths of  children with devastating, hilarious and poignant results.

Dates and venues for your diary are as follows:

Negative Space, Reckless Sleepers

13th -14th November

Stage@leeds, University of Leeds

Between us we Know Everything, Quarantine

17th -22nd November

Travelling video van collecting nuggets of knowledge from local communities.

Table Manners, Quarantine

21 – 22nd November

That Night Follows Day, Forced Entertainment

23rd November

Howard Assembly Rooms


Many more artists will be joining these internationally-renowned companies to form the 2014 programme, including a free programme of events formed through Compass Festival’s recent call for submissions.

The full Compass Festival programme will be announced in September 2014. Sign up to the Compass enews to hear all the announcements first.