Snake Oil Carnival at Assembly House


For one night only the Snake Oil Carnival is coming to Assembly House, writes Mike Winnard.

Newly-formed production company Snake Oil are taking over the venue to put on a free showcase of illustration, muralism, props, carnival games, workshops, live music, DJ sets, buffet food, themed drinks and much much more!

A motley crew of artists, designers, musicians and carnival folk will descend on Assembly House, Canal Road, Armley, for a night-long celebration of all things Sideshow.

Hidden behind the facade of an ageing mill along the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the Snake Oil salesmen have erected a surreal circus of visual art, carnival games, live music, artistic workshops, audience participation and much more.

Music on the night:
Kirk Spencer
Jack Wolff
Val Cale
8MANA Showcase featuring DULAHLI, MOEGLI and zealey

Dj sets:
Mark Crossley (Hyde Park Book Club)
Raf Bogan (And/Or emporium)
K-LONE (Wisdom Teeth)
George Hartshorn (Brotherhood Sound System)

Attractions include:

  • ‘Bearded Lady Screenprinting’ with Modes of Expression
  • Oil-Projection Light Show from Melt Trip
  • Seance booth summoning portraits from ‘Great Artists of the Past’
  • Pay As You Feel Buffet all night from Armley’s  The Real Junk Food Project

and much much more TBA!

This event, on Friday 27th May from 6pm , is a totally free, open-to-all, non-profit showcase of the services and products on offer through Snake Oil and the other acts involved.

Assembly House is located at 44-46 Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2PL. The venue is on the corner of Canal road and Pickering Street, opposite the old Armley Rail Station. There is a free car park on site. Bicycles can be stored within the studios upon request.



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