Exhibition celebrates National Glass Centre’s place in Global Glass Community

SUNDERLAND’S place in the international network of artists working in glass is celebrated in a new exhibition at National Glass Centre (NGC). Glass World, which opens this Saturday (October 14), presents a range of objects created by artists from, or based, in countries ranging from Canada to New Zealand and Argentina to Japan. Many of […]

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New mural brings splash of colour to Millfield Metro station in Sunderland

A new mural which celebrates Sunderland’s rich industrial past and ongoing cultural revival has been unveiled at one of the city’s Metro stations. The colourful and thought-provoking piece of artwork, which was created with the input of local community groups, has gone on display at Millfield Metro station near the south bank of the River […]

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What’s on for schools at Sunderland Culture

Welcome to the May issue of our schools newsletter where we share a round-up of our latest news, tools and teacher resources, as well as upcoming workshops and events across our venues. It’s been a busy few months here at Sunderland Culture! Just some of the highlights include the launch of our brand new work […]

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Odyssey Galley weighs anchor on Wearside

A GREEK galley weighed anchor at Wearside’s most iconic landmark to publicise the arrival of The Odyssey in Sunderland. Homer’s epic poem has been reimagined for today in a retelling performed by hundreds of community members and local artists across the country. This new landmark production is being told in episodes across five venues in […]

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Museum turns spotlight on natural diversity on Earth Day

SUNDERLAND Museum & Winter Gardens (SMWG) is one of more than 500 museums across the UK taking part in The Wild Escape, a project to inspire young people to visit local museums and respond creatively to the threat to the UK’s natural environment. The Wild Escape is the largest ever collaboration between the UK’s museums […]

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National Theatre partnership treats audiences

The CRITICALLY-acclaimed National Theatre production arrived at Sunderland Empire this week – as part of a unique partnership. Sunderland Culture and Sunderland Empire are part of the National Theatre-led Theatre Nation Partnerships (TNP), an innovative network of theatres and community organisations working to grow theatre audiences across England. As part of the partnership, The Ocean […]

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