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Full of Noises is a sound art and new music organisation based in a public park on Cumbria’s Furness Peninsula. We produce and commission new work from contemporary composers and sound artists through a programme of residencies, performances and public realm installations.

Since forming in 2009, we have produced over one hundred events, including five biennial festivals, showcasing new work by over two hundred artists. Starting life in the former canteen building of a Trident submarine plant, Full of Noises has hosted artists ranging from Faust, AGF, Hildur Gudnadottir and Tetsuo Kogawa to Laura Cannell, Lee Patterson, Lee Gamble and Ryoko Akama. Touring events have taken place in venues including London’s Cafe OTO, the Liverpool Biennial, the Sao Paulo Biennial, Beacons Festival and National Trust Castles in the Lake District. Full of Noises has been an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since 2011.

Current projects include a series of residencies with South Walney Nature Reserve, site specific commissions for Barrow Park and the third edition of a tour showcasing new sound works from Japan. To find out more, please see our events page for details of upcoming concerts, workshops and commissions, read our recent publication documenting our first 7 years or click here to see two films from the festival archive.

Full of Noises is:
Glenn Boulter – Artistic Director
Andrew Deakin – Programme Director
Nina Valvi – Marketing Assistant
Natalie Bowers – Producer
Shaun Blezard – Producer
Directors: Linda O’ Keeffe, Ailie Robertson, Taylor Nuttall
Past Directors: John Hall (founding Director), Chris Creswell
Past Advisory Board and Staff: Alex Oxley, Fern Oxley, Ross Dalziel,
Fiona Ogilvie, Lisa Whistlecroft, Hwa Young Jung, Dave Mee