Festival will celebrate brilliance of young artists

AN annual festival showcasing the exciting artistic talents of young Wearsiders opens this February half term. This year’s Bright Lights: Youth Arts Festival features the annual Bright Lights exhibition and a week of special events at its usual venue, Arts Centre Washington (ACW). The festival is supported by Sunderland Culture and the exhibition has been […]

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Creative Christmas Crackers with Sunderland Culture

SUNDERLAND Culture is unwrapping the magic of Christmas, adorning its venues with bows and tinsel, promising weeks of festive delights for families to enjoy. An exciting programme of Christmas crackers is set to start at Arts Centre Washington (ACW), Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (SMWG) and the National Glass Centre (NGC), including exhibitions, Christmas crafts, […]

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£1m to transform city children’s access to arts and culture 

A NEW £1m three-year programme to use arts and culture to help transform the lives of children and young people living in poverty in Sunderland will launch next year.  The Culture Start programme will be supported by a £1.196m Place Partnership award from Arts Council England through the National Lottery and will benefit more than […]

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Special screening of film about ‘forgetten’ city artist

A CRITICALLY-acclaimed film about a forgotten Sunderland artist is to get a special showing at The Fire Station later this month. Typist Artist Pirate King will be screened at the venue on Tuesday, November 28, when the film’s director Carol Morley will take part in a Q&A session. The film is a fictionalised portrait of […]

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Sunderland Creative Forum

The first Sunderland Creative Forum took place on 4 October and was hosted by Ross Millard, Laura Brewis and Pop Recs. The Forum was an opportunity to bring people together for a chance to talk, hear updates, meet and connect with existing and new colleagues and hear from some of the organisations in the city […]

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What’s on for schools at Sunderland Culture

Welcome to the Autumn issue of our e-newsletter! We’re thrilled to bring you a roundup of the latest news, tools, teacher resources, and upcoming workshops and events across our venues. From captivating art, culture, and local history workshops to an array of FREE teacher resources and enchanting magical shows, check out some of the exciting […]

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