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Curtain up again at Arts Centre Washington

An exciting programme of theatre has been unveiled at a Wearside theatre closed for months because of Covid. Arts Centre Washington’s autumn programme includes many shows that had to be rescheduled over the past 18 months. Matthew Blyth, Audience Development Officer, Arts Centre Washington, said: “It’s been a year and a half like no other […]

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Where We Are Now opens at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Culture is currently working on three very different collaborations through its partnership with the Arts Council Collection. In mid August, an Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme (NPP) Exhibition called Where we are now will open at Sunderland Musuem & Winter Gardens. The exhibition explores the experiences of the last year through artwork, community […]

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Artwork brightens up Millfield Pocket Park

A Sunderland artist has added a touch of colour and creativity to brighten up a city park.  Millfield councillors worked with Sunderland Culture to commission artist Kathryn Robertson to give Millfield Pocket Park a bit of TLC. Kathryn has transformed several concrete blocks with colourful murals, providing a much more attractive environment for park users.  Laura Brewis, a producer at Sunderland […]

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Drumming up interest in park workshop

A Sunderland bus driver is challenging Wearsiders to try African drumming.  Lacina “Lass” Diabate, a drummer originally from the Ivory Coast, is leading an African drumming workshop at Barnes Park this Sunday (August 29). The free workshop is open to people of all ages and will take place in the park’s fountain area between 12pm and 3pm.  Lass is passionate about […]

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‘Neon playground of music and art’ is on its way

A ‘Neon playground of live music, performance and art’ is coming to a Sunderland nightclub later this month.  Independent, in Holmeside, will host Club Six Twenty, a one-off art club night aimed at people who enjoy festivals, going to gigs and cabaret nights.  Club Six Twenty is being produced and delivered by theatre company The Six Twenty as part of Sunderland Culture’s Unlocking the Doors initiative to help […]

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ACEDIA at the Athenaeum fuses live dance and digital tech

A dance performance at an iconic Sunderland building will utilise ground-breaking digital technology to reflect Wearsiders’ experience through the Covid pandemic.  ACEDIA by acclaimed Southpaw Dance Company will fuse live dance with an app created for the performance at The Athenaeum building on Fawcett Street, where electric lightbulb inventor Joseph Swann attended photography lectures.  The performances will be over the August Bank Holiday weekend – Friday, August […]

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