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DRAMA, COMEDY, MUSIC AND ART IN SPRING PROGRAMME

DRAMA, stand-up comedy, live music and an exhibition from young local artists help make up a busy spring programme at Arts Centre Washington (ACW). Theatre highlights include I, Malvolio, a one-man show written and performed by Tim Crouch. The show explores the character of Malvolio, the pompous manservant to Olivia in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Crouch’s […]

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HIGH WIRE PERFORMANCE OVER THE WEAR… INTRODUCING CIRQUE BIJOU!

We’re delighted to be working with The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 team to produce a cultural programme set to thrill visitors. The programme will feature a wide variety of art forms that will entertain visitors to the city during the visit of the Tall Ships, between Wednesday, July 11 and Saturday, July 14. Actors, musicians […]

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SUNDERLAND CULTURE APPOINTS HELEN GREEN AS HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

A leading figure in Wearside’s burgeoning cultural sector has taken on a new role at the organisation responsible for building on the momentum created by Sunderland’s bid to become City of Culture. Helen Green, who was appointed Director of The Fire Station last year having previously been Creative Director at Arts Centre Washington, has moved […]

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SUNDERLAND TWENTY FOUR SEVEN LAUNCH TO BUILD ON 2021 BID MOMENTUM

We may have been pipped at the post for City of Culture but the transformation of Sunderland through arts and culture continues. We are still determined to build on the momentum that the bid created and raise the bar of the city’s cultural ambitions. Friday 23rd March 2018 was an historic day for Sunderland and […]

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SUNDERLAND PLANS £5m NATIONAL CENTRE FOR IMAGINATION

An ambitious bid has been launched to establish a new flagship cultural attraction in Sunderland following a call out to LEPs across the north of England from the £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.   The Wearside-based ‘National Centre for Imagination’ (NCI) was chosen from a strong pool of funding bids that came through to the North East LEP […]

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SUNDERLAND CELEBRATES WINNING PLACE ON CITY OF CULTURE SHORTLIST

Sunderland is celebrating after taking a huge step forward in its bid to become the next UK City of Culture 2021, making it through to the next stage of the competition. Sunderland has made it to the final five in the hotly-contested competition and will now battle it out against other shortlisted cities, Coventry, Paisley, […]

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