Arts & culture

Celebrating Sunderland – Literature Festival goes local

Sunderland's annual literature festival is once again celebrating the city's rich literary talent with local authors, local artists and local themes. The festival, which is organised by Sunderland Libraries Services in partnership with the University of Sunderland,...

Make your mark on ‘Forgiveness’ exhibition

An artist is asking people to get personally involved in her new exhibition which opens later this month at National Glass Centre. Artist Carrie Fertig’s solo exhibition Forgiveness opens on Saturday, September 29, but next Tuesday (September 25) between 10am and 2pm...

Wearside enjoys the Wonderloopers

Crowds of people yesterday (Sunday, September 16) enjoyed playing special instruments created to help celebrate the opening of the region’s newest bridge. Artist Di Mainstone created Wonderloopers from leftover materials from Sunderland’s Northern Spire and 14 of her...

Culture guru to launch new series

The man who is working to put creativity into the heart of everyday life will launch a new series of free Public Lectures at the University of Sunderland. Darren Henley OBE is Chief Executive of Arts Council England, and presents his free talk ‘Creativity: why it...

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