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Drumming up interest in park workshop

A Sunderland bus driver is challenging Wearsiders to try African drumming.  Lacina “Lass” Diabate, a drummer originally from the Ivory Coast, is leading an African drumming workshop at Barnes Park this Sunday (August 29). The free workshop is open to people of all ages and will take place in the park’s fountain area between 12pm and 3pm.  Lass is passionate about […]

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‘Neon playground of music and art’ is on its way

A ‘Neon playground of live music, performance and art’ is coming to a Sunderland nightclub later this month.  Independent, in Holmeside, will host Club Six Twenty, a one-off art club night aimed at people who enjoy festivals, going to gigs and cabaret nights.  Club Six Twenty is being produced and delivered by theatre company The Six Twenty as part of Sunderland Culture’s Unlocking the Doors initiative to help […]

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ACEDIA at the Athenaeum fuses live dance and digital tech

A dance performance at an iconic Sunderland building will utilise ground-breaking digital technology to reflect Wearsiders’ experience through the Covid pandemic.  ACEDIA by acclaimed Southpaw Dance Company will fuse live dance with an app created for the performance at The Athenaeum building on Fawcett Street, where electric lightbulb inventor Joseph Swann attended photography lectures.  The performances will be over the August Bank Holiday weekend – Friday, August […]

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Space, the final frontier- from Roker Beach!

FANCY a flight into space from Roker Beach?  Well, now you can emulate the space exploits of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos without leaving Sunderland.  Production company tiny dragon invites you to join them for a space flight to New Sunderland on planet VX-76, with flights leaving every hour.  Mark Calvert, Creative Director of tiny dragon, explained: “We look forward to welcoming you on board the Andromeda X, […]

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Tickets available for Sir Antony Gormley’s Field for the British Isles

Free tickets to view a major Sunderland art installation by one of the UK’s most celebrated artists are available. Field for the British Isles by Sir Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, will be on display at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) at National Glass Centre from July until September this […]

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North East Artist’s work to be exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum

The prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London has acquired four pieces of artwork by a former University of Sunderland PhD student. Artist Helen Pailing completed her doctorate two years ago at National Glass Centre, where she created the popular chandelier, Adorn, in the venue’s reception area. National Glass Centre has a long-term relationship […]

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