Sunderland Culture, Sunderland Empire and National Theatre to create new Public Acts production celebrating the people and musicof Sunderland

Sunderland Culture, Sunderland Empire and National Theatre have announced a new production as part of the National Theatre’s Public Acts nationwide programme that creates extraordinary acts of theatre and community. Director of Public Acts Emily Lim, Co-Director and Choreographer Dan Canham and Sunderland-born musician Ross Millard (The Futureheads) are teaming up to develop a new […]

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Project aims to unlock and grow City’s cultural community

A NEW initiative aims to support Sunderland’s cultural community by linking practitioners with sector specialists and delivering training by industry experts. The programme is an extension of Sunderland Culture’s Unlock programme which was established to grow the city’s cultural infrastructure and is being delivered by Sunderland Culture on behalf of University of Sunderland’s Innovate and […]

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Festival will celebrate brilliance of young artists

AN annual festival showcasing the exciting artistic talents of young Wearsiders opens this February half term. This year’s Bright Lights: Youth Arts Festival features the annual Bright Lights exhibition and a week of special events at its usual venue, Arts Centre Washington (ACW). The festival is supported by Sunderland Culture and the exhibition has been […]

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Creative Christmas Crackers with Sunderland Culture

SUNDERLAND Culture is unwrapping the magic of Christmas, adorning its venues with bows and tinsel, promising weeks of festive delights for families to enjoy. An exciting programme of Christmas crackers is set to start at Arts Centre Washington (ACW), Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (SMWG) and the National Glass Centre (NGC), including exhibitions, Christmas crafts, […]

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£1m to transform city children’s access to arts and culture 

A NEW £1m three-year programme to use arts and culture to help transform the lives of children and young people living in poverty in Sunderland will launch next year.  The Culture Start programme will be supported by a £1.196m Place Partnership award from Arts Council England through the National Lottery and will benefit more than […]

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Special screening of film about ‘forgetten’ city artist

A CRITICALLY-acclaimed film about a forgotten Sunderland artist is to get a special showing at The Fire Station later this month. Typist Artist Pirate King will be screened at the venue on Tuesday, November 28, when the film’s director Carol Morley will take part in a Q&A session. The film is a fictionalised portrait of […]

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