European Cultural Parliament

At the 2008 Liverpool Capital of Culture, NOISE are invited to present to the ECP as part of their ‘Open Question Time for young people’ session.

  • Type
    Talk / Conference
  • Date
    24 October, 2008
  • End Date
    27 October, 2008
  • Location
    Blackie, Liverpool

The NOISE gang regularly present talks, training sessions and seminars at conferences across the country – to tell academics, councils, schools and universities about the top things we do and how we do it. 

As part of the 2008 Liverpool Capital of Culture, NOISE are invited by the former Director of Arts and Creativity for the British Council, to present NOISE to the European Cultural Parliament (ECP) 7th annual session in Liverpool in October 2008 - as part of their ‘Open Question Time for young people’ session.

The ECP meet regularly in culturally important cities in various parts of Europe. As part of 2008’s Capital of Culture, the 7th session is held over 5 days in Liverpool, with the theme “Culture, Media and Democracy”, the first time the ECP is hosted in the UK. 

The ECP is a forum for key European members on the subject of all things Arts and Culture around the continent.  There are currently 200 members of the ECP from 42 countries. These are respected cultural individuals with international reputations – helping us to create links and a creative presence in Europe.

For our session Jessica Holt, a NOISE 2006 Artist, and Fiona Dunphy, a Liverpool- based NOISE 2008 Curator Choice Artist, joined Victoria Turnbull, NOISE Operations Manager, to give a presentation and Q & A session that introduced NOISEfestival as a Europe-wide initiative to the 150 ECP delegates. NOISE talked about its work with communities, young people, enterprise and development within the Creative Industries. 

If you have a training session that you think could do with some NOISE words of wisdom, or you'd like us to simply chat about what we've done and how we do it, you can contact Vic here and tell us what you have in mind.

It was fortuitous as Director Arts I could import contacts and partners to make it possible for the ECP to meet within the Capital of Culture’s successful year.  It was also wonderful to be working with local partners such as The Great Georges Community Arts Project, EUCLID, Liverpool Hope University, the NOISE Festival, particularly as the Council has an image aligned with elite groups and projects. Through these alliances we were able to animate the debates with the voices of young people, community groups and ethnic minority groups who otherwise feature little when the EU is consulting.

Venu Dhupa, Director of Creative Development, Creative Scotland and former Director of Arts and Creativity for the British Council

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European Cultural Parliament