Arts & culture

Civic and community commemoration

The people of Sunderland are invited to two events in the city commemorating international Holocaust Memorial Day (27 Jan). Both will be attended by the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan, demonstrating civic and community support for the annual...

New exhibition sees the end of the world as we know it!

A NEW exhibition at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) will explore the damage we’ve done to our home planet. Pillars of Dawn by Canadian-born artist Kelly Richardson opens at NGCA, based at Sunderland’s National Glass Centre, and uses a series of video...

Students learn design skills inside the ‘glassroom’

STUDENTS from a Sunderland academy have been learning first-hand the skills of working with glass and ceramics, thanks to a collaboration between National Glass Centre (NGC) and the Victoria & Albert, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance....

Sunderland prepares for holocaust memorial day

SUNDERLAND will remember the victims of genocides worldwide in the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January and beyond. The international theme for 2019 commemorations is ‘Torn from Home’ with a number of commemorative events organised by Sunderland Libraries...

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Community castle keep

AS HISTORIC HYLTON CASTLE PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS LATER THIS YEAR local people have been working hard behind the scenes. More than 120 people volunteered their time, skills and expertise at the castle last year in a range of roles and variety of events and...

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Learning about Leornado

AN exciting programme of activities, assemblies and workshops for schoolchildren will complement a forthcoming exhibition showcasing the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Next month, a dozen drawings by the Italian master will be on show at Sunderland Museum & Winter...

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