Big Ears 2014 - 9th of March 2014
Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast


Big Ears 2014 is supported by the School of Creative Arts (Queen's University Belfast) Special Initiatives Fund

In 2014 “Big Ears" selected 4 candidates from the previous Big Ears cohort. The 4 PhD students were invited to shape the 2014 event alongside producer Gill Davies. The researchers worked during one intense day, 9th March 2014, in a mentored process, which focused on the creative involvement of children throughout the daylong session. The purpose of the event was to build on previous training in public engagement, while providing hands-on experience for the researchers to work with children in creating a unique sound story.

Gill Davies has many years' experience in production for the BBC and was multimedia producer with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She now runs her own production company producing radio programmes for a range of BBC networks, content for the web and media literacy programmes in education. Gill Davies’ expertise provided a unique contribution to the 2014 event, as selected researchers worked alongside a professional radio producer and sound artist, while being able to inspire young children to shape a creative sound project.

Big Ears runs in collaboration with Young at Art, Northern Ireland’s leading children’s arts charity for young people.

Pictures taken at Big Ears 2014 | Location - Sonic Arts Research Centre

For further information please contact: Franziska Schroeder: