Let’s Talk Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland City Council are excited to share that they are about to embark on a programme to refresh Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and to make even more of the amazing space and collection. Sunderland Council want to make sure that the whole museum is a modern, accessible, bright and innovative space that shows off […]

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Grayson Perry’s Tapestries return to Wearside for Anniversary Tour

Tapestries created by one of the UK’s favourite artists and chronicling the life story of a fictional Sunderland man are set to return to the city.  Turner Prize winning Grayson Perry’s hugely popular series of six tapestries, The Vanity of Small Differences, is to return to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from Saturday, April 9.  […]

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Award-Winning Artist’s Work Exhibited Online and at Museum

An emerging, Sunderland-based glass artist will explore the influences behind his amazing work in an online exhibition which goes live later this month. Ghanaian born Anthony Amoako-Attah is in the final stages of completing an exciting new glass artwork, Transition IV, which was commissioned as part of a series by Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens […]

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Free Arts Sessions aim to improve youngsters’ mental wellbeing

Free arts activity sessions have been arranged to help young Wearsiders with their mental wellbeing Arts Centre Washington and Sunderland Culture are launching the free Arts and Wellbeing sessions, called Creative Me, for young people aged 13 – 18. The sessions will take place on a Tuesday, from 5 – 6.30pm, starting Tuesday, November 9, […]

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Numbers add up for Ian in his new cultural role

A leading figure in the development of Sunderland’s vibrant ‘cultural quarter’ has been appointed to a key role with Sunderland Culture. Ian High is the organisation’s new Finance and Administration Director and will be based at National Glass Centre. He has worked in finance for more than 30 years. Silksworth-born Ian studied accountancy qualifications at […]

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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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