Events at Assembly House
As well as a year round programme of exhibitions, Assembly House hosts a range of gigs, contemporary dance, performance art and interdisciplinary projects. We also programme and collaborate on off-site events in the local area.
Assembly House 5th Birthday
by Joanne Armitage and Anya Stewart-Maggs as part of
Poor Image Projects
Thursday 11th July
Collaborating for the first time, this one-night event brings together their separate practices of Live coding and filmmaking as an installation and live performance. Pairing electronic sounds with visual footage of various landscapes, the artists aim to draw out the tactile, repetitive, and shifting patterns that occur in both nature and digital technology.
About the Artists:
Joanne is an internationally recognised live coder and contributes to groups including laptop ensemble, OFFAL and algo-pop duo ALGOBABEZ. In 2019 she curated SXSW’s first Algorave supported by Lush, PRS Foundation and British Underground. Recent projects include a coding cultural exchange between Yorkshire and Tokyo funded by Arts Council England, British Council, Daiwa Foundation and Sasakawa Foundation. As part of British Council’s Amplify programme she gave a workshop-performance at Mutek Argentina. In 2018 she was recipient of Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator fund and is a resident at Somerset House Studios.
Anya Stewart Maggs is an artist and filmmaker based in Leeds; alongside artist Bethan Hughes she co-runs Poor Image Projects, a nomadic AV and moving image platform and event series. She is currently part of the ‘Into the Wild’ 2019 programme at Chisenhale Studios, London, and has previously exhibited work at East Bristol Contemporary, UK, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, UK, and Lemvig Cinema, Denmark. As a filmmaker she has documented events, workshops and performances of artists, musicians and technologists.
Poor Image Projects (PIP) is a nomadic event series showcasing experimental moving image and audiovisual art. Hosting screenings, performances and installations, PIP unfolds in various spaces in Leeds and beyond.
Saturday 12 October
2pm - 4am
This October Assembly House turns the grand old age of 5 and we need you to help us celebrate.
We're inviting friends, old and new (our pigeons included), for a day and night party, with free food, arts market, live music, DJs and, of course, a slice of birthday cake.
From 2pm, join us for relaxed live music jam sessions, a host of the most exciting Leeds bands, free food, free soft drinks, beer and cocktails. As well as an arts market, screen printing your own tote bags, have your own portrait drawn and more. All welcome, including families.
From 10pm we've got a fierce selection of DJs to take us into the night, when the dance floor will open and the bar will be serving a range of local Leeds beers, as well as usual offering, amidst a canopy of hand-made decor celebrating the pigeons of Assembly House.
If you've been to one of our parties before you'll know this isn't to be missed. Expect a fun and friendly atmosphere, free food and a good time.
Band and DJ line-up to be announced.
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Tickets are £3 (+83p booking fee) in advance, £5 on the door. All money raised will go into the running of Assembly House. Children come free with a ticket holding adult.
We operate a comprehensive safer spaces policy. Before the event we will provide information on members of staff who will be available to make reports of any issues to on the night. We do not tolerate any forms of racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism or any other type of prejudicial or excluding behaviour.
Unfortunately, Assembly House does not have step free access and once inside the venue there is one small step to access the toilets. Assembly House has gender neutral toilets. If you require any further information on accessibility please contact us at
Photo credit: Kirsty Garland