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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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LAST CHANCE TO BE A WONDERLOOPER VOLUNTEER

Time is running out for you to get involved in a special event to celebrate the north east’s newest bridge. This Sunday (September 16) unique musical instruments created from leftover materials from Sunderland’s Northern Spire will be used in an event to celebrate the bridge’s opening. The instruments – called ‘Wonderloopers’ – are the invention […]

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COUNTDOWN TO WONDERLOOPER!

The magical musical instruments created to help celebrate the opening of the north east’s newest bridge will be played for the first time this Sunday (September 16). Wonderloopers have been created from leftover materials from Sunderland’s Northern Spire and are the invention of artist Di Mainstone, who was commissioned to work with communities on both […]

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