Culture, Arts and Leisure
Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure. The committee was established to advise and assist the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Carál Nί Chuilίn MLA, on matters within her responsibility as a Minister. The committee undertakes a scrutiny,policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation. The Committee Chairperson is Miss Michelle McIlveen.
Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee.
A delegation from the Committee will travel to Scotland on Wednesday 19 June where Members will visit community-based sporting clubs in Edinburgh and see how the model could be replicated in Northern Ireland and will meet with counterparts in the Scottish Parliament. The delegation will be in Glasgow on Friday to visit sports facilities which will be part of next year’s Commonwealth Games, and to visit the Performing Arts College, GAMTA.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 is World Poetry Day and to celebrate we caught up with members of the Northern Ireland Assembly's Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee to find what their favourite poems are and why.
Chairperson, Michelle McIlveen MLA chose, "Silver", by Walter de la Mare.
Committee Member Cathal Ó hOisín MLA chose, "Sea Fever", by John Masefield.
Committee Member Dominic Bradley MLA chose, "The Song of Wandering Aengus" by W.B. Yeats.
Committee Clerk: Peter Hall
Room 245,Parliament Buildings,
Belfast, BT4 3XX
Tel: (028) 9052 1718
Inquiry into the Creative Industries
Clear branding, leadership and collaboration will help to provide a boost to the Creative Industries in Northern Ireland. That is the message from the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure in its report that will be published today on maximising the potential of the Creative Industries.
The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure today (Wednesday 17 April) helped to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Letterbox Club, which provides children in foster care (7-11yrs) with fun educational resources to improve literacy and numeracy skills. Internationally renowned poet, playwright and patron of the Letterbox Club Lemn Sissay MBE, who spent much of his younger life in care was guest of honour at today’s event.
Pictured L-r: Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure Chairperson Michelle McIlveen MLA, Lemn Sissay MBE, Margaret Kelly, director of the Fostering Network Northern Ireland and Liz Canning, Booktrust NI Manager.
For information of more visits and events involving the Committee click here.