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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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SUNDERLAND PLANS £5m NATIONAL CENTRE FOR IMAGINATION

An ambitious bid has been launched to establish a new flagship cultural attraction in Sunderland following a call out to LEPs across the north of England from the £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.   The Wearside-based ‘National Centre for Imagination’ (NCI) was chosen from a strong pool of funding bids that came through to the North East LEP […]

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SUNDERLAND CELEBRATES WINNING PLACE ON CITY OF CULTURE SHORTLIST

Sunderland is celebrating after taking a huge step forward in its bid to become the next UK City of Culture 2021, making it through to the next stage of the competition. Sunderland has made it to the final five in the hotly-contested competition and will now battle it out against other shortlisted cities, Coventry, Paisley, […]

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£2m WIN FOR SUNDERLAND’S CULTURAL SCENE

SUNDERLAND’s cultural credentials have received a multi-million-pound boost today, after being backed with a cash injection from Arts Council England. Just months after it was formed, Sunderland Culture, a company set up to advance the city’s cultural development, has been granted £2million from the Arts Council, after receiving National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status. The decision […]

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SUNDERLAND IS A £1.25m GREAT PLACE

A NEW company established to manage and develop Sunderland’s cultural venues is celebrating after securing £1.25m of funding. The grant from The Great Place Scheme is a huge early success for Sunderland Culture, the new company set up to run major city attractions and venues. The city will be one of 16 pilot areas for […]

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