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City’s First Ever European Glass Prize Opens This Weekend

Sunderland’s National Glass Centre opens its first European Glass Prize exhibition this weekend. The exhibition opens on Saturday (October 16) and will feature the work of more than 40 artists working across Europe. The artworks on display have been selected by a panel of distinguished judges including Sandra Blach, Exhibitions Officer at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in […]

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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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Your last chance to see Gormley’s Field for the British Isles

Time is running out for you to see a major art installation by one of the UK’s most celebrated artists in Sunderland. Field for the British Isles by Sir Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, has been on display at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) at National Glass Centre since late […]

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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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