SUNDERLAND’S cultural venues may be closed, but Wearsiders can still access an exciting range of great performances, exhibitions and arts activity. Since having closed it’s venues in response to the spread of COVID-19, Sunderland Culture, University of Sunderland and Sunderland City Council have been working to deliver arts, culture and heritage online and in innovative […]

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Legacy programme announced for award-winning film telling astonishing North East stories from the Somme

The award-winning film Asunder, which premiered at the Sunderland Empire on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016, has been awarded funding by 14 -18 NOW for an extended run of screenings and a project with Sunderland schools. The legacy programme will be delivered by Sunderland Culture and will include screenings […]

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February half-term fun in Sunderland

This half-term there are a huge variety of events and activities on offer across Sunderland Culture’s venues. From hands-on art workshops, crafts, and glassmaking to performance, theatre, music and trails, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained. Here’s a few of the programme highlights… At Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens There are plenty of fun, free […]

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Sunderland organisations pledge to support creative industries

A group of organisations have come together to support creative industries in Sunderland through a new eighteen-month programme. Unlock the City is led by Sunderland Culture, who will be working in partnership with the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), Digital Catapult North East, and Sunderland BME Network. Together, they will deliver a comprehensive […]

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Young people in Sunderland plan own event celebrating difference

A group of young people in Sunderland have been given the chance to plan, curate and deliver their own event at Arts Centre Washington. Recruited by Sunderland Culture earlier this year as young ambassadors to help shape the cultural future of the area, the event will be the first significant project for the team, who […]

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CURTAIN UP at Sunderland’s new £11m venue for music, dance, theatre and comedy is a step closer after work began on its city centre site. The auditorium is being built adjacent to the newly-restored and repurposed Fire Station on the corner of Garden Place and Dun Cow Street and will be the centrepiece of the […]

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