Gifted 20 has Christmas wrapped up

WORK by leading international, regional and local artists features in an annual selling exhibition at National Glass Centre. Artwork available in Gifted 20 is by artists working in glass and ceramics, and due to Covid restrictions, this year’s exhibition will be online. “The exhibition presents unique, high quality art from artists from around the world. […]

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Christmas gifts from National Glass centre just a click away

NATIONAL Glass Centre’s online Christmas shop is open for business! A range of festive gifts and treats is available – from beautiful baubles produced in the venue’s own studios, to exclusive glassware created by external artists, to jewellery handmade by locally. All gifts are available for delivery or click and collect. Keith Merrin, Chief Executive […]

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Actors to perform new play from their own homes

PARTS of a new play are to be performed by a group of Wearside actors – from their own homes! Back in January – before the first lockdown – Sunderland Culture commissioned north east playwright Scott Young to create a new community play. Work on the play, Pursuers of the Future, has continued despite the […]

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Learning packs keep Asunder legacy alive

SUNDERLAND schoolchildren will learn about life during the First World War through music and songwriting as part of a legacy project for the award-winning film Asunder, thanks to a grant from 14-18 NOW. The film premiered at the Sunderland Empire on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016 as part of the […]

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COVID-19 Closure Notice

Updated 26 August 2020 Following the Government’s announcement that the reopening of cultural venues can begin from 4th July, colleagues at Sunderland City Council and the University of Sunderland are working hard behind the scenes to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and have started a phased reopening of venues in the city. Sunderland […]

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We stand to denounce racism in all its forms. We, the undersigned from the cultural sector of the North East, declare that silence is not ok and silence is seen as complicity. Racism has no place in a just and humane society. Whilst we cannot undo pain and neglect, we are calling on all of […]

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