Mary Porter Image Gallery 2011 - Image 28
Mary with Alan (Member of Big Noise Staff)

During late September and early October Mary undertook a study tour in Europe where she visited several government officials and community based organisations.

As part of the tour Mary held constructive discussions with officials of the Big Noise music
program in Stirling, Scotland, which is similar to the very successful El Sistema music program.

El Sistema was established in Venezuela in 1975 and has now spread throughout the world with programs operating in England, Scotland, the United States of America and twenty other nations as of 2008.

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