£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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Exhibition celebrates National Glass Centre’s place in Global Glass Community

SUNDERLAND’S place in the international network of artists working in glass is celebrated in a new exhibition at National Glass Centre (NGC). Glass World, which opens this Saturday (October 14), presents a range of objects created by artists from, or based, in countries ranging from Canada to New Zealand and Argentina to Japan. Many of […]

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New mural brings splash of colour to Millfield Metro station in Sunderland

A new mural which celebrates Sunderland’s rich industrial past and ongoing cultural revival has been unveiled at one of the city’s Metro stations. The colourful and thought-provoking piece of artwork, which was created with the input of local community groups, has gone on display at Millfield Metro station near the south bank of the River […]

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