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Museum turns spotlight on natural diversity on Earth Day

SUNDERLAND Museum & Winter Gardens (SMWG) is one of more than 500 museums across the UK taking part in The Wild Escape, a project to inspire young people to visit local museums and respond creatively to the threat to the UK’s natural environment. The Wild Escape is the largest ever collaboration between the UK’s museums […]

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National Theatre partnership treats audiences

The CRITICALLY-acclaimed National Theatre production arrived at Sunderland Empire this week – as part of a unique partnership. Sunderland Culture and Sunderland Empire are part of the National Theatre-led Theatre Nation Partnerships (TNP), an innovative network of theatres and community organisations working to grow theatre audiences across England. As part of the partnership, The Ocean […]

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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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