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Weston Culture Fund support for National Glass Centre

We are very pleased to announce a grant of £150,970 from the Garfield Weston Foundation’s Weston Culture Fund. This important grant will ensure that Sunderland Culture can continue to deliver the benefits of art, creativity and culture to the communities of Sunderland. The Garfield Weston Foundation established the Weston Culture Fund to support the UK’s […]

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Sir Antony Gormley’s Field for the British Isles coming to Sunderland

A MAJOR art installation by one of the UK’s most celebrated artists is coming to Sunderland. 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 year. The monumental […]

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Sunderland Culture appoints a new Chair

SUNDERLAND Culture has a new Chair of Trustees. Jane Earl, who had a successful career in local and national government, and the arts, has succeeded Graeme Thompson who had chaired the organisation since its inception in 2016. Jane grew up in Sunderland, attending Monkwearmouth Academy in Seaburn Dene before studying a law degree at Leicester […]

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Sunderland’s Fire Station appoints new Director

SUNDERLAND’S newest cultural venue has a new boss. Tamsin Austin, currently Head of Contemporary Music at Sage in Gateshead, has been appointed by Sunderland Culture to lead the team at The Fire Station, the new £11m development under construction in Sunderland’s city centre. Originally from the North West, Tamsin was a founding member of the […]

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GOVERNMENT’S £1.38m GRANT FOR SUNDERLAND’S NEWEST CULTURAL VENUE

SUNDERLAND’S new Fire Station Auditorium has received a major boost through a £1.38m grant from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. The project is one of 74 in England receiving grants totalling £58.9m today. The grant of £1.38m has been awarded through the Cultural Capital Kickstart grants programme which […]

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Gifted 20 has Christmas wrapped up

WORK by leading international, regional and local artists features in an annual selling exhibition at National Glass Centre. Artwork available in Gifted 20 is by artists working in glass and ceramics, and due to Covid restrictions, this year’s exhibition will be online. “The exhibition presents unique, high quality art from artists from around the world. […]

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