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collecting the stories and sounds of Leeds

This site is now no longer active for comments. The Sonic City project(2006-9) is now an archived site, rescued by The Oral History Company and hosted by Computify Ltd.

Sonic City was a unique project involving people from all over Leeds bringing alive the landmark buildings and public spaces of the city through recorded sound and personal memories. It remains a contemporary sound archive and a rare opportunity to experience a city through the voices of its people.

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Leeds Town Hall
The Magic Lion
in 1988, as part of their Christmas schedule, Yorkshire Television broadcast a performance of 'The Magic Lion' - a musical about Leeds Town Hall written by Pat Belford and Jan Holdstock and performed by members of the Leeds Youth Orchestra and children from the Leeds Schools Music Association. The story was narrated by Mike Harding and the conductor was Colin Brackley Jones. This is the soundtrack of the production
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Voices from your community
Richmond Hill
Backstage Past

At present, the collection contains material about:

Leeds Grand Theatre
Leeds Town Hall
Roundhay Park
Kirkgate Market
City Varieties
Headingley Stadium
Morley Town Hall
Co-op Voices
Sonic Carnival
Under One Roof

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