SUNDERLAND’S cultural venues may be closed, but Wearsiders can still access an exciting range of great performances, exhibitions and arts activity. Since having closed it’s venues in response to the spread of COVID-19, Sunderland Culture, University of Sunderland and Sunderland City Council have been working to deliver arts, culture and heritage online and in innovative […]

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Legacy programme announced for award-winning film telling astonishing North East stories from the Somme

The award-winning film Asunder, which premiered at the Sunderland Empire on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016, has been awarded funding by 14 -18 NOW for an extended run of screenings and a project with Sunderland schools. The legacy programme will be delivered by Sunderland Culture and will include screenings […]

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February half-term fun in Sunderland

This half-term there are a huge variety of events and activities on offer across Sunderland Culture’s venues. From hands-on art workshops, crafts, and glassmaking to performance, theatre, music and trails, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained. Here’s a few of the programme highlights… At Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens There are plenty of fun, free […]

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A new writing event showcasing playwrights from Sunderland

Thursday 2nd April 2020,  The Peacock, High Street West, Sunderland Writehouse is a new writing event showcasing playwrights from Sunderland and beyond, and providing an opportunity for theatre makers to meet in an informal, social environment. It is open to all and not dependent on previous experience. A selection of extracts from several submitted scripts […]

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Sunderland organisations pledge to support creative industries

A group of organisations have come together to support creative industries in Sunderland through a new eighteen-month programme. Unlock the City is led by Sunderland Culture, who will be working in partnership with the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), Digital Catapult North East, and Sunderland BME Network. Together, they will deliver a comprehensive […]

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Youth Arts Exhibition 2020: Call for Young Artists

A call has gone out for Young Artists aged 11 – 19 to submit work to be exhibited at Arts Centre Washington’s Youth Arts exhibition 2020. Arts Centre Washington’s Youth Arts Exhibition has become a staple in the main Gallery’s calendar as its reputation has built over the last few years. Each year more and […]

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