Brent and Steph receive New Encounters bursaries

SUNDERLAND Culture has awarded two more artists New Encounters bursaries. The bursary scheme was launched last year as a way to help artists from diverse or disabled communities realise their cultural ambitions. The artists are given bursaries and a mentor to help them gain experience in their chosen art forms. The latest recipients are Steph […]

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Summer of Music to thrill Wearside

A SUMMER Of Music is set to sweep Sunderland. The city will reaffirm its musical credentials as venues across Wearside host a vast array of bands, groups, musicians and singers from a range of musical genres. Venues from the Stadium of Light to pubs, clubs, parks and theatres have come together to promote Summer of […]

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Museum’s Jubliee Celebrations are for all the family

HER MAJESTY The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated with a special programme of activities at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Events to mark the Queen’s 70 years of service start on Saturday, May 21, with a community display and a Queen Through Time trail. The display, Pyrex 100: A Right Royal Celebration, features items […]

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New exhibition explores island life

A NEW exhibition at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) explores ‘Island’ life in the UK after 1945. The Island exhibition features photographic artworks loaned from the Arts Council Collection as part of Sunderland Culture’s three-year National Partners Programme, alongside rarely seen paintings from Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens’ collection. Island incorporates work from […]

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Let’s Talk Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland City Council are excited to share that they are about to embark on a programme to refresh Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and to make even more of the amazing space and collection. Sunderland Council want to make sure that the whole museum is a modern, accessible, bright and innovative space that shows off […]

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Grayson Perry’s Tapestries return to Wearside for Anniversary Tour

Tapestries created by one of the UK’s favourite artists and chronicling the life story of a fictional Sunderland man are set to return to the city.  Turner Prize winning Grayson Perry’s hugely popular series of six tapestries, The Vanity of Small Differences, is to return to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from Saturday, April 9.  […]

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