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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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Space, the final frontier- from Roker Beach!

FANCY a flight into space from Roker Beach?  Well, now you can emulate the space exploits of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos without leaving Sunderland.  Production company tiny dragon invites you to join them for a space flight to New Sunderland on planet VX-76, with flights leaving every hour.  Mark Calvert, Creative Director of tiny dragon, explained: “We look forward to welcoming you on board the Andromeda X, […]

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Tickets available for Sir Antony Gormley’s Field for the British Isles

Free tickets to view a major Sunderland art installation by one of the UK’s most celebrated artists are available. Field for the British Isles by Sir Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, will be on display at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) at National Glass Centre from July until September this […]

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North East Artist’s work to be exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum

The prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London has acquired four pieces of artwork by a former University of Sunderland PhD student. Artist Helen Pailing completed her doctorate two years ago at National Glass Centre, where she created the popular chandelier, Adorn, in the venue’s reception area. National Glass Centre has a long-term relationship […]

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Rapper, Dancer and Drummer set for New Encounters

A rapper, a drummer and a dancer are the first recipients of Sunderland Culture’s New Encounters bursaries. The bursaries were launched earlier this year as a way to help performing artists from the city’s Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) communities. They are the result of more than a year’s research completed by Sunderland Culture […]

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Sunderland Culture announces new Chief Executive

Sunderland Culture has a new Chief Executive. Rebecca Ball, currently the organisation’s Creative Director, has succeeded Keith Merrin who left earlier this year to take up a role with Tyne & Wear Museums. Rebecca has more than 20 years experience in the arts, and started her career in dance, running community and education projects before […]

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