Press

PAGES OF THE SEA WORKSHOPS

WRITING and printmaking workshops will complement a major event to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Film director Danny Boyle is producing Pages of the Sea, a national commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. On November 11, Remembrance Sunday, a giant sand portrait of a […]

Read more

2ND LT HUGH CARR TO BE COMMEMORATED WITH SAND PORTRAIT ON ROKER BEACH FOR DANNY BOYLE’S ARMISTICE COMMISSION

SECOND Lieutenant Hugh Carr, who lost his life in the First World War, will be commemorated by a large-scale sand portrait for Danny Boyle’s Armistice commission Pages of the Sea it was announced today. On Sunday 11 November, the public is invited to assemble at one of thirty-two beaches around the UK and the Republic […]

Read more

GRAYSON PERRY’S TAPESTRIES ON SHOW IN SUNDERLAND

AN exhibition of work from one of the UK’s favourite artists is on show in Sunderland. Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens is hosting Turner prize winner Grayson Perry’s The Essex House Tapestries: the Life of Julie Cope until Sunday, November 4. The exhibition consists of two large-scale, striking tapestries shown alongside a graphic installation […]

Read more

EXPERIENCE THE ART OF RANGOLI

AN internationally-respected artist will celebrate 30 years of working in communities around the world with an exhibition in Sunderland. Ugandan-born textile artist Ranbir Kaur will mark three decades of working in the rangoli tradition with an exhibition starting on Saturday, October 13 at Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens. The exhibition, Life in Colour, will […]

Read more

CROWDFUNDING BID TO RECORD MUSIC FROM TALL SHIPS HIGHLIGHT

THE enchanting music that accompanied a dramatic highlight of the Tall Ships visit to Sunderland could be recorded for posterity if a crowdfunding bid is successful. Heg and the Wolf Chorus provided the perfect soundscape for Cirque Bijou’s tight rope walk from the south bank of the Wear to the Wearmouth Bridge on the Friday […]

Read more

WEARSIDE ENJOYS THE WONDERLOOPERS

CROWDS of people yesterday (Sunday, September 16) enjoyed playing special instruments created to help celebrate the opening of the region’s newest bridge. Artist Di Mainstone created Wonderloopers from leftover materials from Sunderland’s Northern Spire and 14 of her creations were the centrepiece for a celebratory event commissioned by Sunderland Culture and delivered in partnership with […]

Read more