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Fri, Apr 01



CLAYground: Tom Cassani

CLAYground is a monthly chance to simply see and seriously play, this month, with Tom Cassani

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CLAYground: Tom Cassani
CLAYground: Tom Cassani

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2022, 7:30 PM

Leeds, CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK


About the event

CLAYground is a monthly chance to simply see and seriously play.

We’re throwing the doors wide open on the first Friday of every month! Come and cavort with us. Bring your curious pals and your great chat and observe new artistic ideas and experiments come to life.

Booking is advised There is a reservation fee of £3.50 per person and the price of the ticket will get you that amount off your first round of drinks unless you decide to donate the cost to CLAY.

Tom Cassani's Perpetuation Series

Using hair suspension as a medium for physical exploration, this durational performance work expands the space and time in which almost impossible images occur. A body remaining suspended by the hair above broken glass. A body vanishing in slow motion flying through the space. This performance is part of Cassani’s ongoing research into durational acts of illusion that map new territories in practices of magic, sideshow and Live Art.

Tom Cassani is a performance maker and artist based in the UK. Tom writes text and performs actions in theatre, circus, cabaret, live art and club spaces. Tom’s work sits within lineages of both performance magic and live art and draws on physical skills from the circus sideshow. Tom is currently undergoing a Masters by Research at The University of Huddersfield with a focus on the body as site of deception in contemporary performance practices.

Working with direction and dramaturgy from Peader Kirk, Tom has written and performed award winning international touring theatre. Tom regularly performs unique cabaret work under the title Strange Boy and has an ongoing collaboration with performer and drag artist Thom Shaw. Tom also works as a consultant and dramaturg of deception and maker of impossibilities for other artists.

Tom’s website here

Tom’s Instagram here @itsstrangeboy


CLAYground pilot series (August- October 2021) was made possible with support from Leeds Inspired to address the lack of non-hierarchical spaces for live artists and those interested in artworks to co-exist and test things out.

Access: This is event is wheelchair accessible. We have one a wheelchair freindly portaloo on the floor of the event space. We also have 2 gender-neutral toilets that are down a flight of stairs that is 12 steps. Unfortunately, there is no lift in our building. The rest of the building is on one floor.​

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  • Reservation Fee

    This fee covers a reservation which you can choose to donate to CLAY or trade in for a drink at the bar at the event.




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