Sunderland Culture appoints a new Chair

SUNDERLAND Culture has a new Chair of Trustees. Jane Earl, who had a successful career in local and national government, and the arts, has succeeded Graeme Thompson who had chaired the organisation since its inception in 2016. Jane grew up in Sunderland, attending Monkwearmouth Academy in Seaburn Dene before studying a law degree at Leicester […]

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Sunderland’s Fire Station appoints new Director

SUNDERLAND’S newest cultural venue has a new boss. Tamsin Austin, currently Head of Contemporary Music at Sage in Gateshead, has been appointed by Sunderland Culture to lead the team at The Fire Station, the new £11m development under construction in Sunderland’s city centre. Originally from the North West, Tamsin was a founding member of the […]

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SUNDERLAND’S new Fire Station Auditorium has received a major boost through a £1.38m grant from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. The project is one of 74 in England receiving grants totalling £58.9m today. The grant of £1.38m has been awarded through the Cultural Capital Kickstart grants programme which […]

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Gifted 20 has Christmas wrapped up

WORK by leading international, regional and local artists features in an annual selling exhibition at National Glass Centre. Artwork available in Gifted 20 is by artists working in glass and ceramics, and due to Covid restrictions, this year’s exhibition will be online. “The exhibition presents unique, high quality art from artists from around the world. […]

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Christmas gifts from National Glass centre just a click away

NATIONAL Glass Centre’s online Christmas shop is open for business! A range of festive gifts and treats is available – from beautiful baubles produced in the venue’s own studios, to exclusive glassware created by external artists, to jewellery handmade by locally. All gifts are available for delivery or click and collect. Keith Merrin, Chief Executive […]

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Actors to perform new play from their own homes

PARTS of a new play are to be performed by a group of Wearside actors – from their own homes! Back in January – before the first lockdown – Sunderland Culture commissioned north east playwright Scott Young to create a new community play. Work on the play, Pursuers of the Future, has continued despite the […]

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