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SUNDERLAND CULTURE ANNOUNCES FIRST CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS

Sunderland Culture have announced the recipients of their inaugural Sunderland Creative Development Fellowships.  Launched in June 2019, the Sunderland Creative Development Fellowships aim to support artistic development within Sunderland and over sixty applications were submitted from creative practitioners from across the borough. Fourteen Fellowships were awarded in total, including eight to graduates from the University […]

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Rebel Women celebrated as part of England’s largest festival of History and Culture

As part of Heritage Open Days’ 25th birthday, Sunderland Culture will be celebrating the lives of Rebel Women of Sunderland with specially commissioned artworks and stories. Inspired by the popular children’s book Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls which has shone a light on the achievements of women around the world, nominations for Rebel Women of […]

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Hundreds of Durham primary school pupils work with glass to achieve national art accreditation  

  Students from a primary school in County Durham have successfully completed a year-long arts project in collaboration with National Glass Centre, earning 280 pupils their Arts Award Discover. Since 2018, every pupil at Catchgate Primary School has been taking part in National Glass Centre’s Around the World project, with each of them creating an artwork inspired […]

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SUNDERLAND ON THE HUNT FOR YOUNG CULTURAL AMBASSADORS

Young people across Sunderland are being given the exciting opportunity to co-produce and run their own events thanks to the launch of Sunderland Culture’s brand-new Young Ambassador Team project. The project will give young people, ages 13-25, the chance to attend and organise cultural events, work with artists, and learn a host of new practical […]

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Highlights of new season at Arts Centre Washington announced

From tales of rebellion, haunting classics and the anti-wedding event of the year, to captivating children’s shows, must-see comedy, and magical Christmas experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Arts Centre Washington’s exciting new autumn programme. Theatre highlights include a loud and rambunctious new show by critically acclaimed rap storyteller Jack Dean, featuring an […]

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Sunderland’s local communities unite to celebrate culture and creativity

Community groups from across Sunderland came together last month to perform and share in a moving showcase of culture and storytelling. The project, entitled Who Do You Want To Meet?, brought together six community groups, who had never previously met, to collaborate in creating a performance which was shared on 30 June at St Lukes, […]

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