A free programme of visual arts, sound, poetry and performance. The press release and live stream link is sent out to the mailing list every two weeks.

ASSEMBLY ONLINE launched in April 2020 to offer free cultural resources to a global audience during the pandemic. The programme is made possible through the support of The Assembly House Trust. The events are live streamed at 19:30 GMT every other Thursday on YouTube. ASSEMBLY ONLINE events are open for anyone from any location with a device. Use the button below to access our Youtube Live page or watch a live stream.

Events often conclude with a live Q&A with the audience. If you are logged into a Google or YouTube account and are watching a live event you can join in the discussion using the live chat window. Use a computer for the best viewing experience. If you are watching Assembly Online on a phone or tablet please use the YouTube application.

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To find out about the upcoming event schedule either use the social media links at the bottom of this page or join the mailing list to receive the press release and live stream link by email every two weeks. ASSEMBLY ONLINE includes three regular series, listed below, that return on a two month rotation alongside other one-off events.

Of & By
A series of talks, screenings and discussions hosted by the contemporary art critic Jonathan P. Watts.

Sarah Lowndes
Readings and talks by the writer, curator and lecturer Sarah Lowndes.

An International Poetry Reading
Live readings from local and international poets selected and hosted by Cai Draper.


You can watch all the previous ASSEMBLY ONLINE episodes on our YouTube channel for free.

The events that have included film or audio that is not publically available have had the screenings removed, the introductions and discussions from these videos have been left online. All other events can be watched back in full here.


The graphic design and typography for all Assembly Online events is by Michael Kelly, who also created the original font.

Assembly Online is made possible through the support of The Assembly House Trust