Ashley Holmes & Sable Radio: Open Deck

Convention House

Open Deck is a series of gatherings exploring relationships to music, sound and storytelling.

Click here for the YouTube playlist for this Open Deck.

This edition of Open Deck is organised by Ashley Holmes and Sable Radio and is part of the public programming Holmes’ installation ‘Distend’ currently on display at Leeds Art Gallery, commissioned by Yorkshire Sculpture International.

Each Open Deck event invites people to come together and bring their own choices of music to share in a relaxed, informal setting. There will be a turntable, a laptop and aux cable setup to play vinyl records or digital files on a USB.

The sessions encourage group listening and conversation, with a focus on the personal memories, associations and descriptions of things that people bring with them. Open Deck was developed from an interest in the ways stories are told and carried through music and aims to explore the important and varied reflections of values, histories and cultural traditions that come within intimate spaces of group listening and discussion.

The event will be on Sunday 26th September from 1pm -3pm at Convention House, St Mary’s Street, Leeds, LS9 7DP.

Convention House has one main entrance to the front with a dropped curb to facilitate access, there is a lift at the entrance of the building that can be used to access all floors. The event takes place on the upper ground floor, there are steps which can be used to access the room or alternatively the lift can be used. In addition to this there are accessible toilets on each floor of the building. There will be a break-out room with refreshments available.

The event will be free to attend and open to all. Numbers will be limited, so please book a ticket in advance via eventbrite.

Covid info: To help keep everybody in attendance safe, we ask that people please take a lateral flow test and bring proof of a negative test to show on entry.

Sunday 26 September 2021


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