Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address
Convention House, Leeds, UK 2019

Devised and curated by Marion Harrison
Commissioned by East Street Arts
Words – Derek Horton
Photo Credits – Jules Lister
Website Design – Erik Winterburn/Studio Volk
Audio – Baile Beyai and Stuart Mellor

This project aimed to critically, practically and technically test the potential scope of this new space through innovative, idiosyncratic, exploratory and inventive uses and implementation of technology, digital material, image, construction, words, systems, encounter and group learning.

--tomorrow is our permanent address and there they'll scarcely find us (if they do, we'll move away still further): into now
— E.E. Cummings – all ignorance toboggans into know. (1944)

Words – How will anyone know what is happening?

Convention House

Convention House is situated in Mabgate, Leeds. Formerly a convent and then used as an accountants for the last 37 years, this Victorian large-scale terraced building has recently been redeveloped into a unique creative space by East Street Arts.

Words – What makes a creative space?

︎ Laura Grace Ford

︎ Alex De Little

︎ Sophie & Kerri

︎ Marion Harrison & Stuart Mellor

︎ Jake Krushell & Alfie Kungu

︎ Marnie Simpson

︎ John Orlek

︎ Ben Dalton

︎ Sable Radio

︎ Village Pop up @ Convention House

Marsh Lane Billboard Project

Programmed by Marion Harrison and Alan Dunn.

Words – Public art; art in public spaces, art in the public realm…

︎ Dominic from Luton

︎ Laura Grace Ford

︎ Sophie & Kerri

︎ Jessie Brennan

︎ Tara Colette

︎ Andy Edwards


Alex De Little

Tracing the footsteps of Laura Grace Ford’s Trinity to St Marys, Alex De Little has made a series of recordings that sonically document the shifting temporalities of Leeds.

This material is the voice of the city; the acoustic imprints of its architectural spaces, animated by the sounds of those that occupy them; sounds that – in all their poetic complexity –  speak of the dynamics and narratives at play within the city.   

These soundscapes are held in tension with a second series of recordings made inside Convention House where the unique acoustic voice of each room is brought into resonance by the vibrations from the incessant traffic of the York road.

Alex has used these sound materials as the basis for an improvisation that responds to Laura’s work. A recording of this improvisation is here presented in dialogue with Feed the Fires, Tend the Stock as a six-channel loudspeaker installation.