Performing Arts and Digital Entrepreneurship

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Friday 25th September






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Join Opera North in live conversation with some of the sector’s leading cultural organisations and digital experts and hear more about their response to lockdown.

We’ll explore the evolving landscape of the arts, before, during, and after lockdown, and the digital projects that have transformed the way we create and deliver artistic experiences.

Chaired by Dominic Gray (Projects Director, Opera North), this event curated specially for Leeds Digital Festival will see a wide-ranging, fluid discussion around the exciting possibilities of when the arts meet digital.

Details for joining via Zoom will be sent to all attendees by email on the day before the event. If you have not received this information by 5pm on the 24th September, please contact Manpreet Dhadda (Events Coordinator, Opera North) at



Sarah Ellis, Director of Digital Development at the Royal Shakespeare Company (

Tiina Hill, Digital Network Lead at Arts Council England (

Ash Mann, Managing Director at Substrakt (

Fiona Morris, Chief Executive and Creative Director at The Space (

Esther Richardson, Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive at Pilot Theatre (

Shanaz Gulzar, Chair at Bradford 2025 ( )

Chris Unitt, Founder of One Further (

John Rose-Adams, R&D Project Manager at XR Stories (

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