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ABTT NorthNet proudly present for your delectation “A Unique Double Bill” featuring James Laws

ABTT NorthNet proudly presents for your delectation

“A Unique Double Bill”


Mr James Laws

(That celebrated practitioner in Electro Magnetic Radiation Visible to the Human Eye)

Who will appear, by kind permission of Mr Peter Waddicor at;


Venue: The Carriage Works, Studio Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD

Time: Between 12.30 and 14:30.


Wednesday 29th October 2014


In the presence of Illustrious guests from the ranks of the ABTT, ALD, STLD and other similar associated bodies,

Mr James Laws

will receive

the “Philip Windsor Spanner Award” for 2014

for furthering our knowledge of performance lighting.

(together with a lavishly produced framed certificate).

 …After an Intermission…

During which various comestibles with be available,

 The Assembled Distinguished Company

 will be treated to an illustrated lecture,

By Mr James Laws

(assisted by Mrs. Pat Laws)


The Progress of Performance Lighting during the First Half of the Twentieth Century”.

This wondrous exposition will be presented using the very latest lantern slides available and is sure to prove beneficial to all who witness it.

Persons desirous of attending this never-to-be-repeated experience are urged most earnestly to register their interest forthwith with the ABTT London Office.

STOP PRESS: You are recommended to procure a copy of the latest edition of THE STAGE published Thursday 28th August 2014 where upon pages 30 & 31 a comprehensive and elucidating article “Where do consoles go when they die? “describing the wonderous collection of Mr James Laws can be found.

Getting there:

The Carriage Works is situated on the Southern side of Millennium Square, opposite the Civic Hall and just north of Great George Street in the City Centre. Take the lift or stairs up to the Studio from reception (at ground level).

By Car

There are several multistory car parks nearby. Portland Way/Portland Crescent accessible from City Centre loop Junction 4 or Woodhouse Lane. Also, St. John’s Centre and the Merrion Centre, adjacent to Junctions 6 and 7.

By Rail

Leeds Station, in City Square is served by East Coast, Northern Rail and Trans Pennine Services. The venue is a 10 – 12 minute walk north out of the main front entrance of the station, across City Square, up Park Row, crossing the Headrow and Great George Street, then turning into Millennium Square.

By Bus

The City Centre Bus Service departs outside the Railway Station main entrance and covers the city in a clockwise direction. The closest stops are Calverley Street, Portland Way and Woodhouse Lane. English National Concessionary Travel Pass holders can travel free on this service.

You can download the ABTT Theatre Visit_Spanner Award ‘A Unique Double Bill’ flier here.