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Give It A Go

Our venues may now be closed, but our city-wide programme continues. Now, more than ever, we are committed to supporting creative practitioners, businesses and organisations. We already have an established programme of online support and development sessions shaped by what local creative practitioners and organisations told us they needed. In total, we have supported 178 artists […]

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A Few More of Our Favourite Things

In October, we shared a few of our team’s favourite things about Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, or as our Chief Executive, Keith Merrin, expressed it “a real love letter” from our team to the Museum. We asked you about your favourite things and loved hearing your responses. From afternoon tea in the Pottery Gallery, […]

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A few of our favourite things

Today, we are joining the BBC and colleagues across the country for #MuseumPassion, a celebration of museums, their role in society and what the future holds. We wanted to share some of the things that make us, as staff, passionate about museums. So here are a few of our favourite things about Sunderland Museum & […]

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A bit of this, a bit of that…

It has been a tough few months in a lot of ways, so when good stuff happens, we celebrate it! Here at National Glass Centre, it has been brilliant to re-open our doors and say hello to so many of you again. We look forward to welcoming more of you back in the coming weeks […]

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Everyone can join in, nobody will be left behind

As we continue to adapt to the changing circumstances of life in a world with Covid-19, the recently re-opened Arts Centre Washington is once again offering in-venue exhibitions and face-to-face creative activities, blended with an ongoing online programme (with a few new measures to safely welcome you back). Sinead Florence Livingston, who leads the Washington […]

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The finest castles in the country?

To celebrate Castles: Paintings from the National Gallery, London coming to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, local architectural writer and broadcaster, John Grundy, takes us on a tour of some of the beautiful castles of County Durham.   How many castles do you reckon there are in the North East? Go on, have a guess. […]

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