Go and See: Lalela – Listen with THABO at the Howard Assembly Room


March 22, 2024

At BPH, we're keen to encourage creative connections, expand networks and see exciting work locally and nationally through our Go & See series. This is a free social to see an original music event with like-minded creatives from Bradford.

Go and See: Lalela – Listen with THABO at the Howard Assembly Room
Join us for a jaunt over to Leeds to meet other creatives, see summat good, and feel inspired!

Lalela – Listen with THABO is a collective listening of BantuTronic music in an early evening, candlelit event with THABO and some of his favourite records. This event is part of Opera North’s Wellbeing Weekend.

After the event we’ll be heading to the brilliant Bundobust to reflect on the experience over some delicious vegetarian Indian street food – it’s on us.

Ballot closes

Sunday 3 March, 2024 at 11 PM

Go and See Trip

Friday 22 March, 2024

Trip itinerary
What's the show about?

Listen with your memories, listen with your visions. Listen with your wondering mind, and your beating heart, just… listen.

For over a decade, THABO has been a captivating musical storyteller, using his soulful melodies to shed light on pressing global issues such as climate change and social challenges. His music carries a unique charm and purpose that especially resonates with live audiences. THABO’s artistic expression has now broadened and evolved to embrace the BantuTronic philosophy, conceived as a compelling exploration that seamlessly melds ancient traditions and futuristic dreams.

Anchored in the rich cultural tapestry of the Bantu people, this philosophy offers a unique perspective on the interplay between humanity, nature, and the cosmos. In this current practice, THABO weaves together music, storytelling, and immersive experiences, creating multi-sensory realms that transport audiences.

All information about Lalela can be found here.

Who is the trip for?

This Go and See trip is for any Bradford-based creative who would like to connect with other local artists. If you’re craving an evening out and fancy seeing new work that might inspire you – enter our ticket ballot now!

How to get a place on the trip

Our Go and See trips are popular and so the fairest way to allocate tickets is through a ballot. The ticket ballot for this trip is now open and closes on Sunday 3 March at 11 PM.  

We will inform entrants of their place on the trip by Friday 8 March, so please pencil the trip date in your diary on entering the ballot.

Ticket ballot timeline:

N.B. Please only apply if you can definitely attend. If you’re allocated a ticket and do not attend without 48 hours notice, we may need to charge you for your ticket. 

If you need to enter the ballot in another way, please email us at  hello@bdproducinghub.co.uk


What’s included?
A ticket to the show, travel costs from Bradford if needed, and a meal at Bundobust. 

Do I have to travel with the group?
Since this is a local visit, we are asking everyone to meet at the Howard Assembly Room. Please see travel information below.

Getting there

Howard Assembly Room is located by the Grand Theatre & Opera House on New Briggate, Leeds and on the corner with Harrison Street. 

Howard Assembly Room 
32 New Briggate
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Travelling by public transport

The Howard Assembly Room is around a 10 minute walk from Leeds bus station and a 15 minute walk from Leeds train station.

 For train timetables contact Northern Rail or TransPennine Express. Buses to the centre also stop nearby on The Headrow, Vicar Lane and Boar Lane, all of which are within a 5-10 minute walk of the venue. For the most up-to-date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro.

Travelling by car

Parking is available at several city centre car parks near the venue:

Blue badge parking is available at all of the car parks listed above, for further information you can view the Leeds City Centre Blue Badge Parking map.

For more information about Howard Assembly Room, including accessibility information, head to operanorth.co.uk

Access and travel costs

Ticket costs are covered as part of our Go and See trips as well as any other costs detailed above. However, we realise other costs may cause a barrier to you being able to attend – and we can help with that. 

We have travel and access funds available to make these opportunities as accessible to as many people as possible. Please let us know what you need when entering the ballot – your requests won’t affect your chances of being selected to attend. 

Things we can cover:

Access costs: additional costs you may have to enable you to attend; things like disability support, interpretation, or childcare.

Travel costs: if you have any other associated travel costs that you need assistance with, please let us know in your entry. 

We do not means-test or ask you to prove that you need this financial support, but where possible we need to agree in advance on what costs we will cover, and you will need to provide receipts to claim costs back from us. Please only apply for these if you need to, as this will ensure we can provide funds to those who really need them.

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