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NAVAL HEROES EXHIBITION GREETS TALL SHIPS VISITORS

TWO of England’s most loved naval commanders will feature in a new exhibition timed to mark the arrival into Sunderland of the Tall Ships. Admiral Horatio Nelson and Newcastle-born Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, will be remembered at an exhibition at Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens between Saturday, June 2 and […]

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ART TO TRANSFORM ICONIC MACKIE’S CORNER

ONE of Sunderland’s most iconic buildings is to be brought back to life. Mackie’s Corner is to host two exhibitions delivered by Sunderland Culture through its Great Place scheme. Sunderland Culture last year secured £1.25m of National Lottery funding from the Great Place Scheme, a joint fund from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund […]

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DRAMA, COMEDY, MUSIC AND ART IN SPRING PROGRAMME

DRAMA, stand-up comedy, live music and an exhibition from young local artists help make up a busy spring programme at Arts Centre Washington (ACW). Theatre highlights include I, Malvolio, a one-man show written and performed by Tim Crouch. The show explores the character of Malvolio, the pompous manservant to Olivia in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Crouch’s […]

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HIGH WIRE PERFORMANCE OVER THE WEAR… INTRODUCING CIRQUE BIJOU!

We’re delighted to be working with The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 team to produce a cultural programme set to thrill visitors. The programme will feature a wide variety of art forms that will entertain visitors to the city during the visit of the Tall Ships, between Wednesday, July 11 and Saturday, July 14. Actors, musicians […]

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SUNDERLAND CULTURE APPOINTS HELEN GREEN AS HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

A leading figure in Wearside’s burgeoning cultural sector has taken on a new role at the organisation responsible for building on the momentum created by Sunderland’s bid to become City of Culture. Helen Green, who was appointed Director of The Fire Station last year having previously been Creative Director at Arts Centre Washington, has moved […]

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SUNDERLAND TWENTY FOUR SEVEN LAUNCH TO BUILD ON 2021 BID MOMENTUM

We may have been pipped at the post for City of Culture but the transformation of Sunderland through arts and culture continues. We are still determined to build on the momentum that the bid created and raise the bar of the city’s cultural ambitions. Friday 23rd March 2018 was an historic day for Sunderland and […]

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