We are very proud to be working in partnership with Opera North, England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations. Our participants from Connecting Opportunities (who are new migrants in the Leeds City region) are now able to access high class shows and operas from some of our best performers in the UK at venues such as the historic Leeds Grand Theatre thanks to the Opera North Encore Scheme. Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Encore is a scheme for community groups and organisations that work with people who have barriers which prevent them from engaging with the arts. First up for our participants will be Madama Butterfly, Puccini’s tragic tale of innocent love crushed by betrayal. We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting new venture with Opera North and can’t wait to see how the arts can help to integrate the migrant communities in Leeds.

Connecting Opportunities is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

If your’e into the arts and theatre yourself, why not apply for our Arts Administrator position with Imagine If Theatre Company?


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