Sunderland Stages Writers Project

Sunderland Stages Writers’ Project is a new citywide initiative from Sunderland Culture, developed with the support of the Great Place Unlock programme, aiming to develop talent and unlock potential in the Sunderland area.

Sunderland Stages Writers’ Project targets writers new to writing for theatre and aims to provide a ‘crash course’ in writing for the stage. Participants can get involved with talks and workshops by established writers and theatre-makers and take advantage of opportunities for work to be professionally performed later on in the year.

Talks and Workshops

Monday 3 June

Time – 18.00 – 20.00
Venue – The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 1DT

Sunderland Stages Writers Project welcomes Laura Lindow as our next guest speaker!

Laura is an award winning playwright who has worked with a variety of companies and venues in the north east as both Writer and Director. This is an excellent opportunity for theatre writers and writers looking to get involved in writing for theatre to learn and
develop your practice.

Places for talks are FREE, just turn up on the night.

Playwright Laura Lindow:

Laura Lindow is an award winning Scottish Writer/Director who has proudly lived and worked in the North East of England for over 20 years. Recent Credits Include: As Writer: Woven Bones (Cap-a-Pie)
The War Of The Worlds (adaptation, Northern Stage), new musical Beyond The End Of The Road (November Club) winner of Journal Culture Award Performance of The Year 2018. Current Writing
Projects include: The Snow Queen (Northern Stage) and a new Hip Hopera for New Writing North. As Director: Key Change (Open Clasp), winner of Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh Award’ 2015 with subsequent New York Transfer, Critics’ Pick in New York Times & Winner of Best Overall Event Journal Culture Awards 2016, Don’t Forget The Birds (Open Clasp/Live Theatre), Pearl (Estate of Julia Darling/New Writing North) rehearsed readings of Julia Darling’s recently published short story collection.
Laura was a member of The Royal Court Writers’ Group North 2017/2018, and is currently a nominee for the Culture Awards’ Writer Of The Year 2019. She is Associate Director for Open Clasp
Theatre Company, and performs as Dr Lulu McDoo Lead Clown Doctor for Tin Arts working with hospitalized children and their families.

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November / 10.00 – 17.00


Here at National Glass Centre we value all that’s made locally, so we’re holding more of our popular craft fairs to celebrate the beautiful handmade crafts the North East has to offer.

Each fair will be packed with stalls from local and regional crafters. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy a unique handmade gift, or just treat yourself to something special.

FREE Entry & FREE Parking

Win £100 in NGC vouchers! If you come to one of the the fairs you could be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of NGC Shop vouchers (Please note prize draws can only be entered within the Centre on the days when fairs are held. Winners will be drawn the week following the fair)

Craft Fair

Saturday 17 August 2019 / 10.00 – 17.00

Here at National Glass Centre we value all that’s made locally, so we’re holding more of our popular craft fairs to celebrate the beautiful handmade crafts the North East has to offer.

Each fair will be packed with stalls from local and regional crafters. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy a unique handmade gift, or just treat yourself to something special.

FREE Entry & FREE Parking

Win £100 in NGC vouchers! If you come to one of the the fairs you could be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of NGC Shop vouchers (Please note prize draws can only be entered within the Centre on the days when fairs are held. Winners will be drawn the week following the fair)

Father’s Day Lunch

Sunday 16 June

Sittings available from 12.00 – 14.30

Celebrate how special your father is and treat him to a delicious lunch and river views in The Glass Yard! Booking is essential. To book, please ring 0191 515 5555 (Option 1).

One course – £10.95
Two courses – £15.95
Three courses – £19.95

~To Start~

  • Chicken and leek soup served with a warm bread roll
  • Mushroom arancini served with green salad and a red pepper & basil dip
  • Smoked salmon and crab parcel served with green salad and a lemon mayonnaise
  • Fried black pudding served with crispy pancetta topped with a peppercorn sauce on a bed of watercress

 

~Main Course~

  • Butter and thyme roasted chicken served with sage & onion stuffing, roast potatoes, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables, a Yorkshire pudding and rich roast gravy
  • Honey and mustard glazed gammon served with sage & onion stuffing, roast potatoes, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables, a Yorkshire pudding and rich roast gravy
  • Braised silverside of beef served with roast potatoes, mashed potato, seasonal vegetables, a Yorkshire pudding and rich roast gravy
  • Beer-battered cod served with gastro chips, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce
  • Roasted vegetable, basil and mozzarella lasagne served with green salad and garlic ciabatta (v)

 

~To Finish~

  • Apple and cherry crumble served with vanilla custard (v)
  • Lemon posset served with mixed berries and a shortbread biscuit (v)
  • Mini salted caramel cheesecake served with a chocolate brownie bite (v)
  • Selection of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream (v)

UNLOCK: Skills workshop series

11 June 2019

Marketing Skills for the Creative Industries

1.30pm – 4.30pm / The Pod, National Glass Centre / FREE

Are you a Sunderland-based artist or small heritage/cultural organisation looking to improve your business marketing skills?

Hear from cultural marketeer and all-round creative champion, the Culture Vulture, who will be joining us for a taster marketing session to provide an insight into her business journey up to this point, projects she has worked on, and a bit about the current sector landscape from both the organisational/artist and audience point of view.

Exploring the differences between Marketing, PR, Communications and Audience Development using basic theories and interactive discussion, Culture Vulture will talk through some of the useful and low-cost marketing tools and techniques that you can use to promote your work or practice, equipping you with the information you need to create your own basic marketing strategy outline.

The workshop is part of Sunderland Culture’s ‘Unlock’ strand of the Great Place programme which aims to develop creative and cultural industries across the city, providing support, skills and practice development, while creating opportunities for emerging artists to practice and develop in Sunderland.

About the workshop leader:

Rachel Horton, the Culture Vulture, is a North-East based cultural adventurer and creative champion specialising in cultural marketing –  including campaign planning, audience development, PR, and social media management. Having established herself as a successful marketing consultancy for cultural organisations in the region, the Culture Vulture is also a cultural sector influencer in her own right, running her own events and cultural blog.

Passionate about culture and creativity in the North, the Culture Vulture is most inspired and motivated by empowering people in the region to shout loud and proud about what they do, their practice, and their offer, in order to showcase how thriving and vibing the people, projects and places are.

About the Great Place Scheme:

The Great Place Scheme is designed to pilot new approaches that enable cultural and community groups  to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities. The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England have funded 16 pilot areas in England. The scheme will enable cultural and heritage organisations to make a step-change in how they work together, and with other organisations in other sectors, in order that arts, culture and heritage contribute more to meeting local social and economic objectives. For more information, go to www.greatplacescheme.org.uk

Booking Terms and Conditions 

Please note – This event is currently only bookable for customers living in a Sunderland Local Authority area via Priority Booking. Please make sure you have registered for an account with us, making sure to provide your postcode. Once you are you are logged in you will be able to book this event as a Priority Booking Customer.

You can also book over the phone, contact National Glass Centre’s Visitor Services on 0191 515 5555 (Option 9)

Birds and Fish Glass Painting

Wednesday 29 May

Have you seen our joint exhibition featuring glass and ceramic works from our own collections and those from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London?

Make your own bird or fish decoration in this glass painting workshop.

10.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 16.00 / Age 4+ / £4

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