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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Sunderland Culture have announced the recipients of their inaugural Sunderland Creative Development Fellowships.  Launched in June 2019, the Sunderland Creative Development Fellowships aim to support artistic development within Sunderland and over sixty applications were submitted from creative practitioners from across the borough. Fourteen Fellowships were awarded in total, including eight to graduates from the University […]

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Rebel Women celebrated as part of England’s largest festival of History and Culture

As part of Heritage Open Days’ 25th birthday, Sunderland Culture will be celebrating the lives of Rebel Women of Sunderland with specially commissioned artworks and stories. Inspired by the popular children’s book Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls which has shone a light on the achievements of women around the world, nominations for Rebel Women of […]

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Hundreds of Durham primary school pupils work with glass to achieve national art accreditation  

  Students from a primary school in County Durham have successfully completed a year-long arts project in collaboration with National Glass Centre, earning 280 pupils their Arts Award Discover. Since 2018, every pupil at Catchgate Primary School has been taking part in National Glass Centre’s Around the World project, with each of them creating an artwork inspired […]

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