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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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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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