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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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SUNDERLAND CULTURE COMPANY HAILED BY ARTS COUNCIL BOSS

A unique approach to managing and developing cultural venues has been unveiled in Sunderland. A new company has been set up to run major city attractions including National Glass Centre and the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.  The new venture – which will also oversee Sunderland’s bid for UK City of Culture in 2021 – […]

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