REHEARSALS are underway for Sunderland’s contribution to an epic, multi-location production of legendary Greek poem The Odyssey. 

Reimagined for today in a retelling with hundreds of community members and local artists across the country, this new landmark production will be told in episodes across five venues in England. The multi-venue production marks the fifth anniversary of Public Acts, the National Theatre’s nationwide programme to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community.  Sunderland […]

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New city centre home being explored for reimagined National Glass Centre

The University of Sunderland is working with its partners Sunderland City Council and Sunderland Culture to explore vibrant new city centre locations for the National Glass Centre (NGC).  The NGC has been owned by the University since 2010 and is also home to the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art (NGCA) and the University’s glass and […]

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Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Investment Programme

We are delighted that Sunderland Culture has been successful in its application to Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Investment Programme, and has been awarded additional investment for 2023-2026 as a Levelling Up for Culture place. Over the next 3 years, we will continue to work hard so that communities across Sunderland can access great cultural […]

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North East-based cultural organisations to support the region’s artists with new fund

Four key North East-based cultural organisations are coming together to create a new fund to support the region’s artists. From October, the North East Artists’ Fund will provide ‘micro bursaries’ of up to £500 to support creative practitioners’ personal and professional development thanks to contributions from The NewBridge Project, Sunderland Culture, Baltic Centre for Contemporary […]

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Iconic North American songwriters heading to The Fire Station

TWO of America’s most successful and influential singer songwriters are to perform at Sunderland’s newest arts and culture venue. Brandy Clark and Beth Nielsen Chapman are two of their generation’s most respected songwriters and musicians. And both are to appear at The Fire Station in Sunderland in an Autumn Americana season that will also feature […]

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Requiem arrives on Wearside as part of Glass Exchange

ARTWORK from one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists has arrived at National Glass Centre as part of a major exhibition. Katie Paterson’s Requiem arrived in Sunderland after being exhibited at the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, as part of National Glass Centre’s major Glass Exchange exhibition. Katie was one of four prominent UK artists invited […]

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