NOISE in the Press!

Some of the press NOISE Festival has received so far.


We work super hard, here at NOISE, to ensure that we’re doing all we can to amplify the abundance of talent we have living on This often means coverage in the media of course, from profiling emerging creatives to getting the low-down from our Festival Curators. Here are some highlights from 2014, thus far.

bbc radio 4 loose ends
Clive Anderson sits down with NOISE Festival 2014 Curator for Illustration and talks about his involvement with this year’s festival, from mentorship to taking alternate routes into the creative world. 

THe observer
The Observer also recently featured Illustration Curator Gerald Scarfe in their “This Much I Know” series. Scarfe shares the lessons life has taught him, including the best circumstances for drawing.

An artist's job is to present a new view of the world, seeing things anew for other people. – Gerald Scarfe

Read the piece here

DesIgn curial
We’ve been featured in Design Curial twice! Firstly, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and his collaboration with NOISE Festival 2014 as Curator for Architecture was the topic of discussion but most recently, our very own Denise Proctor had a guest spot on the website, to talk about NOISE and why we do what we do.

The most important thing is not to be proud; you have to take on anything whether it is a bus shelter or a bike store for a local school. – Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

Read it here
Our very own Denise Proctor was also featured in Design Curial. You can read what she had to say here.

the big issue
Gerald Scarfe certainly made the rounds in the press these last few months, with yet another feature in The Big Issue! He discussed his route into Illustration, childhood and meeting his victims.

For more on Scarfe, see our interview with him here

The International business times
The International Business Times caught up with NOISE founder, Denise Proctor and Leah Capaldi – NOISE Trustee Youth Representative, Secretary and previous festival winner. Here they discussed the NOISE charity and its mission to rid of nepotism in the creative industries.

“It was really great for me," says Capaldi. "I had only two shows before [being selected]. I got to put a piece of work on show at The Liverpool Biennial. It was the first time I had taken my work outside of university. – Leah Capaldi

Read it here

giggle beats
Our Curator for Comedy, Spoken Word & Performance has been featured many a time too, one example being on Giggle Beats where they talk about the extent of his involvement with this years festival.

Read it here

We were even in some of your local press...

Manchester evening news
The MEN wrote about the Festival’s curator line up, along with mention of our first LIVE Q&A Webinar with Photography Curator, Elaine Constantine, in their "City Life" section.

the wigan evening post
Before the pop-up exhibition at Wigan Library, which lasted just under a month, The Wigan Evening Post caught up with the featured artists and asked them about their involvement with NOISE. The three artists exhibiting were Craig Atherton, Emily Calland and Amy Leigh.  

Read about the exhibition here

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You can see our press highlights from over the years, including BBC, Grazia, Guardian, Look Magazine, The Independent, Blueprint & lots more, here