BBC Blackburn Day with Jack Straw

MP Jack Straws spends the day with NOISE students, and gets a grilling.

  • Type
    Showcase
  • Date
    26 May, 2006
  • Location
    BBC Lancashire, Blackburn

NOISE invites Jack Straw, then leader of the House of Commons, to come along to the BBC Lancashire Open Centre and meet students from the Blackburn College and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, who are uploading their creative work to the NOISE Festival 2006. The students also grill the MP for their video documentary.

The event is the final stop of NOISE’s BBC Bus tour of youth projects and town centres across the North and Midlands, during the NOISE Festival 2006’s ‘Call for Submissions’.

Press:

•BBC Radio Lancashire

•Video filmed by students at Blackburn College

'The North West has a vibrant history of producing a wealth of talent and the region continues to generate a diverse mix of artistic young people. NOISE is a fantastic initiative because its online nature means that the festival will not only support talent from this region but its reach and influence can extend beyond the North West to the whole of the country. No one need be excluded due to economic, geographic or issues of access. In this sense, NOISE is able to directly support and promote the next generation of creative talent in the UK.'

Rt Hon Jack Straw MP