Since Static Gallery were slapped with a Noise Abatement Notice last month by a disgruntled neighbour, the way the city centre functions has been a pretty hot topic. Coupled with the council’s Cumulative Impact Policy, it’s reached a tipping point. Static Gallery themselves are holding a debate early next month on how Liverpool is – and should – be functioning as a modern city centre. One that houses bars, restaurants, clubs, and apartments that co-exist just like, y’know, any other city in the entire world. It’s a muddy, divisive issue. Static have invited Daniel Hunt, Ladytron supremo and a man who’s experience of not only playing in but living in the city centre, alongside architect Doug Clelland and the city council’s Steve Munby to thrash out the issues surrounding it all. It’s not just a case of venues vs. pissed off residents, either. There’s a deeper issue here – how is the city itself meant to grow, push forward, and become a thriving place to rival cultural hubs like London, Berlin or New York when there’s constant roadblocks in place? Just what does Liverpool want for itself? Who is the city for? We’re looking forward to hearing the conclusions. Liverpool: Capital of Culture? 6pm, Thursday 2nd Feb (5pm doors for drinks) Static Gallery, Roscoe Lane, Liverpool Email: email@example.com to confirm attendance – Image via Culturepool Posted January 16, 2012 – 2 comments 2 Responses to “Join the city’s noise debate at Static Gallery” Could the city's live music shake-up be a good thing? | Sevenstreets January 17, 2012 […] the depressing closure of the Masque, the slump of the CUC, Static Gallery getting slapped across the face with a Noise Abatement Notice and the recent news that Mojo is to suspend its live music programme, there’s been the […] January 17, 2012 at 11:45 am Static Gallery’s noise debate: watch video | Sevenstreets February 7, 2012 […] you weren’t at Static Gallery’s much-talked-about noise debate last week, you missed a fascinating, enlightening and thought-provoking event. The issue of city […] February 7, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. You must be logged in to post a comment.