Free Arts Sessions aim to improve youngsters’ mental wellbeing

Free arts activity sessions have been arranged to help young Wearsiders with their mental wellbeing Arts Centre Washington and Sunderland Culture are launching the free Arts and Wellbeing sessions, called Creative Me, for young people aged 13 – 18. The sessions will take place on a Tuesday, from 5 – 6.30pm, starting Tuesday, November 9, […]

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Artist Patrick Hough’s Film Premieres at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

A NEW film by an emerging Irish artist will have its premiere at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) this weekend. Patrick Hough’s new film The Black River of Herself premieres on Saturday (October 16) at NGCA. The title of Hough’s work is taken from a poem by Irish poet Seamus Heaney. The 30-minute film, […]

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City’s First Ever European Glass Prize Opens This Weekend

Sunderland’s National Glass Centre opens its first European Glass Prize exhibition this weekend. The exhibition opens on Saturday (October 16) and will feature the work of more than 40 artists working across Europe. The artworks on display have been selected by a panel of distinguished judges including Sandra Blach, Exhibitions Officer at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in […]

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Numbers add up for Ian in his new cultural role

A leading figure in the development of Sunderland’s vibrant ‘cultural quarter’ has been appointed to a key role with Sunderland Culture. Ian High is the organisation’s new Finance and Administration Director and will be based at National Glass Centre. He has worked in finance for more than 30 years. Silksworth-born Ian studied accountancy qualifications at […]

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Your last chance to see Gormley’s Field for the British Isles

Time is running out for you to see a major art installation by one of the UK’s most celebrated artists in Sunderland. Field for the British Isles by Sir Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, has been on display at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) at National Glass Centre since late […]

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Curtain up again at Arts Centre Washington

An exciting programme of theatre has been unveiled at a Wearside theatre closed for months because of Covid. Arts Centre Washington’s autumn programme includes many shows that had to be rescheduled over the past 18 months. Matthew Blyth, Audience Development Officer, Arts Centre Washington, said: “It’s been a year and a half like no other […]

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