“a forum for outstanding artists and intellectuals from all parts of Europe including philosophers, historians, designers and architects as well as those involved in theatre, music, art and literature”
- has not previously met in the UK. This year the ECP - with some 200 delegates, both artists and politicians - will be holding its 7th meeting, also its first meeting in the UK, at the Black-E.
The themes being explored during this Parliament are “intercultural dialogue” and “media and democracy - friends or foes ?”. Although not a public event, the ECP's timetable of activities events will include a young people's Q&A Session, an opportunity exclusively for children and young people to express their views and to quiz the delegates. In addition Bill Harpe will be leading a creative and co-operative games session - “intercultural dialogue without words” - and it is hoped that this session will be available recorded and available later for viewing in the Gallery.