Learning packs keep Asunder legacy alive

SUNDERLAND schoolchildren will learn about life during the First World War through music and songwriting as part of a legacy project for the award-winning film Asunder, thanks to a grant from 14-18 NOW. The film premiered at the Sunderland Empire on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016 as part of the […]

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COVID-19 Closure Notice

Updated 26 August 2020 Following the Government’s announcement that the reopening of cultural venues can begin from 4th July, colleagues at Sunderland City Council and the University of Sunderland are working hard behind the scenes to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and have started a phased reopening of venues in the city. Sunderland […]

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We stand to denounce racism in all its forms. We, the undersigned from the cultural sector of the North East, declare that silence is not ok and silence is seen as complicity. Racism has no place in a just and humane society. Whilst we cannot undo pain and neglect, we are calling on all of […]

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Sunderland Culture announces support for creative sector during pandemic

A new programme has been launched by Sunderland Culture in a bid to support the creative sector in Sunderland during the current COVID-19 pandemic. From practical group sessions to one to one coaching, Sunderland Culture’s existing Unlock the City programme has been refocussed in a direct response to a survey conducted by the organisation in […]

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Sunderland Museum invites public to be part of Covid-19 photography project

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens have announced a contemporary collecting project asking residents to share photographs of their experience of life during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Museum seeks to collect images – that capture snapshots of feelings and experiences at a time when many local lives will have been put on hold or turned upside […]

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City explores age and creativity

A NEW festival exploring the creativity of older generations is being celebrated on Wearside. The national Age of Creativity Festival was planned for May and had to move online because of the spread of COVID-19 – but this hasn’t stopped Sunderland Culture from developing a range of activities to ensure Wearsiders can still get involved. […]

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