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Asunder lives on through new screening programme

AN award-winning film about Sunderland people living through the First World War is set to get a much wider audience. Asunder premiered at the Sunderland Empire on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016 as part of the national 14 -18 NOW programme of experiences connecting people with the First World War, […]

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Weston Culture Fund support for National Glass Centre

We are very pleased to announce a grant of £150,970 from the Garfield Weston Foundation’s Weston Culture Fund. This important grant will ensure that Sunderland Culture can continue to deliver the benefits of art, creativity and culture to the communities of Sunderland. The Garfield Weston Foundation established the Weston Culture Fund to support the UK’s […]

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Sir Antony Gormley’s Field for the British Isles coming to Sunderland

A MAJOR art installation by one of the UK’s most celebrated artists is coming to Sunderland. Field for the British Isles by Sir Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, will be on display at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) at National Glass Centre from July until September this year. The monumental […]

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Sunderland Culture appoints a new Chair

SUNDERLAND Culture has a new Chair of Trustees. Jane Earl, who had a successful career in local and national government, and the arts, has succeeded Graeme Thompson who had chaired the organisation since its inception in 2016. Jane grew up in Sunderland, attending Monkwearmouth Academy in Seaburn Dene before studying a law degree at Leicester […]

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Sunderland’s Fire Station appoints new Director

SUNDERLAND’S newest cultural venue has a new boss. Tamsin Austin, currently Head of Contemporary Music at Sage in Gateshead, has been appointed by Sunderland Culture to lead the team at The Fire Station, the new £11m development under construction in Sunderland’s city centre. Originally from the North West, Tamsin was a founding member of the […]

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GOVERNMENT’S £1.38m GRANT FOR SUNDERLAND’S NEWEST CULTURAL VENUE

SUNDERLAND’S new Fire Station Auditorium has received a major boost through a £1.38m grant from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. The project is one of 74 in England receiving grants totalling £58.9m today. The grant of £1.38m has been awarded through the Cultural Capital Kickstart grants programme which […]

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