Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

12/06/2014
Committee Visits Portstewart to Find Out About Inclusion in the Arts

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure held a stakeholder event in Portstewart as part of its Inquiry into the Inclusion of Working Class Communities in the Arts.

Reference: CAL 04/13/14
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20/01/2014
Committee to Investigate Inclusion in the Arts

The Assembly Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure has announced today that it will carry out an Inquiry into the inclusion of working class communities in the arts.

Reference: CAL 03/13/14
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11/11/2013
CAL Committee Calls for More Safeguards for Our Young People

Clear structures, policies and procedures are needed to support the protection and safeguarding of all vulnerable groups. That is the message from the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure in its report published today on gaps in child protection and safeguarding across the Culture, Arts and Leisure remit.

Reference: CAL 02/13/14
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17/09/2013
Minister Welcomes Committee’s Regional Library Motion

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure today brought a Motion to the floor of the Assembly which called on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to support the redevelopment of Belfast Central Library as a regional library hub.

Reference: CAL 01/13/14
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22/03/2013
Committee Questions Management of Capital Projects

The CAL Committee has expressed concern about the Northern Ireland Audit Office findings on its investigation into the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure’s management of seven major capital projects.

Reference: CAL 05/12/13
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15/03/2013
Committee Visits Fermanagh Archaeological Dig
Reference: CAL 04/12/13
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11/03/2013
Branding Will Help the Creative Industries Move Forward, says Committee

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 published today on maximising the potential of the Creative Industries.

Reference: CAL 03/12/13
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30/01/2013
Committee Celebrates Chinese New Year with Launch of Chinese Art Exhibition

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure launched a Chinese art exhibition in Parliament Buildings.

Reference: CAL 02/12/13
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13/12/2012
Committee Seeks Consistency In Child Protection

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure today announced that it will carry out a focused investigation into gaps in Child Protection and Safeguarding within the culture, arts and leisure sectors; including around social media.

Reference: CAL 01/12/13
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02/07/2012
Concern For Northern Ireland’s Archaeological Heritage
Reference: CAL 07/11/12
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01/03/2012
Committee Encourages Participation in World Book Day
Reference: CAL 06/11/12
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19/01/2012
Committee Responds to Review of Libraries Opening Hours
Reference: CAL 05/11/12
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25/10/2011
Committee Inquiry puts Spotlight on Creative Industries
Reference: CAL 04/11/12
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21/10/2011
Committee Welcomes Positive Response from Libraries NI
Reference: CAL 03/11/12
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16/06/2011
Assembly Committee Urges Nominations for Olympic Torch Carriers
Reference: CAL 01/11/12
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23/03/2011
Committee Calls on Executive to Acknowledge Importance of Museum and Heritage Sector
Reference: CAL 10/10/11
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18/02/2011
Possible Library Closures on Committee Agenda
Reference: CAL 09/10/11
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28/01/2011
Committee Supports Efforts To Attract Olympic Teams
Reference: CAL 08/10/11
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24/01/2011
Assembly Committee Calls for Arts and Heritage Support
Reference: CAL 07/10/11
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20/01/2011
Northern Ireland Fails to Secure 2012 Olympic Events
Reference: CAL 06/10/11
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10/01/2011
Review into Impact and Value of Museums in Northern Ireland
Reference: CAL 05/10/11
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25/11/2010
Libraries Are A Vital Resource For Communities, Says Committee
Reference: CAL 04/10/11
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12/10/2010
Investment In The Arts And Sport Can Strengthen The Economy
Reference: CAL 03/10/11
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16/09/2010
Assembly Committee Alarmed At Special Olympics Funding Deficit
Reference: CAL 02/10/11
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14/09/2010
Assembly Committee Says Sport Can Make A Real Contribution To Health
Reference: CAL 01/10/11
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24/06/2010
Assembly Committee Celebrates School Choir of the Year
Reference: CAL 16/09/10
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17/06/2010
Assembly Committee Gains Insight Into Film Industry
Reference: CAL 15/09/10
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27/05/2010
Assembly Committee Hosts 'Math-a-Magic' Performance
Reference: CAL 14/09/10
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19/04/2010
Committee Welcomes Progress on Townlands
Reference: CAL 13/09/10
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23/03/2010
Assembly Committee Learns Lessons From Finland
Reference: CAL 12/09/10
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19/03/2010
Formula One Zooms Up to Parliament Buildings
Reference: CAL 11/09/10
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18/03/2010
Sport Relief Beckons For Committee Members
Reference: CAL 09/09/10
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18/03/2010
Assembly Committee says Don't Just Watch, Play It
Reference: CAL 10/09/10
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16/03/2010
Committee Concern over Proposed Library Closure at Ballynahinch
Reference: CAL 08/09/10
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11/03/2010
Fame Beckons for Castlederg Chloe
Reference: CAL 07/09/10
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26/02/2010
Take Our Art Out Of The Dark Says Committee
Reference: CAL 06/09/10
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18/02/2010
MLAs Gear Up For Inquiry As They Take Part In Sports Relief
Reference: CAL 05/09/10
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18/01/2010
Committee calls for Greater use of Townland Names
Reference: CAL 04/09/10
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23/11/2009
Arts vital to the economy says Assembly Committee
Reference: CAL03/09/10
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18/11/2009
NI Assembly Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee to Visit The Ulster Museum
Reference: CAL02/09/10
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01/10/2009
CAL Committee Voices Concern At Change In Museum Opening Hours
Reference: CAL01/09/10
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25/08/2009
Assembly Committee Explores the Power of Language
Reference: CAL 07/08/09
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19/06/2009
Lessons on Arts Funding Can Be Learnt From City of Culture
Reference: CAL 06/08/09
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16/06/2009
Committee Celebrates Townlands
Reference: CAL 05/08/09
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30/01/2009
Cal Committee Reminder On Creative Industries Fund Deadline
Reference: CAL 03/08/09
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29/01/2009
Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee Visit Omagh
Reference: CAL10/08/09
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12/01/2009
Museums Policy Urgent says Committee
Reference: 09/08/09
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27/11/2008
CAL Calls On UTV To Halt Redundancies And Consult
Reference: CAL 07/08
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27/11/2008
2009 Rally Ireland Races Into Enniskillen
Reference: CAL 08/08
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02/10/2008
Museums Policy Under Scrutiny In Guildhall
Reference: CAL 06/08
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19/06/2008
Culture, Arts And Leisure Committee To Meet In Ulster Folk And Transport Museum
Reference: CAL 04/08
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22/05/2008
CAL Committee calls for new Museums Policy
Reference: CAL 03/08
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22/05/2008
Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee to meet in Millennium Forum
Reference: CAL 02/08
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06/03/2008
Committee will hold a meeting in the Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh
Reference: CAL 01/08
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23/07/2007
Minister to update Committee on Multi Sports Stadium
Reference: CAL 02/07
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17/05/2006
Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure meets for the first time
Reference: CAL01/07
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Media Operational Notices

27/05/2014
Committee to Hear from Local Playwrights on Inclusion in the Arts

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will receive a briefing from two local playwrights, Martin Lynch and Gary Mitchell, as part of its Inquiry into Inclusion in the Arts of Working Class Communities.

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30/04/2014
Committee to be Briefed by Minister on Inclusion in the Arts

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will receive a briefing from the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure as part of its Inquiry into Inclusion in the Arts of Working Class Communities.

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12/03/2014
Committee to be Briefed on DCAL Capital Projects

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will receive a briefing from the departmental Permanent Secretary on the Northern Ireland Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee reports on DCAL’s management of capital projects.

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05/03/2014
Committee to Celebrate the Launch of Creativity Month

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will mark the launch of Creativity Month by hosting an event to promote the work of artists and craftspeople from across Northern Ireland.

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28/01/2014
Assembly Committees to Host ‘Stem Is Cool’ Event

The Assembly’s Education; Employment and Learning; Enterprise, Trade and Investment; and Culture, Arts and Leisure Committees in partnership with the Northern Ireland Science Park will attend a special event on Wednesday 29 January 2014 to promote the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects.

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13/11/2013
Committee to Begin Inquiry into Allegations Arising from BBC NI Spotlight Programme

The Assembly Committee for Social Development will begin its evidence sessions for the inquiry at its meeting on Thursday 14 November 2013.

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01/10/2013
Assembly Committees Make Joint Visit to UK City of Culture

Five Northern Ireland Assembly Committees are to visit the City of Culture on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 October 2013. The Committees will hold a series of meetings, visits and events across the City

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25/09/2013
Minister to Brief Committee on Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure’s Business Plan for 2013-14

The Minister will provide a briefing to the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure on the department’s Business Plan for 2013-14.

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03/07/2013
Committee to Visit the Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Cooperative Toomebridge and Ballyronan Marina

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will visit the Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Cooperative in Toomebridge on Thursday 4 July 2013. Members will receive briefings from the Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Cooperative, Dr Derek Evans from the Agri-food and Bio Science Institute and from the Lough Neagh Dollaghan Trust.

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12/06/2013
Committee to Hold Meeting at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will hold its next meeting tomorrow (Thursday 13 June) at the Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Bryansford, Newcastle, one of the venues for this year’s World Police and Fire Games.

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24/04/2013
Assembly Committee to meet at Armagh Planetarium
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07/03/2013
Committee to Bring Forward Creative Industries Report

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06/03/2013
Committees to Visit Drumclay Crannog, Enniskillen
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29/01/2013
Committee to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Chinese Art Exhibition

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure will launch a Chinese art exhibition in Parliament Buildings to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. The exhibition is a joint venture between the Committee and the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster.

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