Sunderland Culture has a packed festive programme across its venues at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, National Glass Centre, Arts Centre Washington and Northern Gallery for Contempory Art this season. Check out some of the highlights below…
3 December – 8 December
Wrap up warm! Jack Frost is coming to Arts Centre Washington for a joyful Christmas adventure this December!
A heartwarming story about friendship, join Holly and Jack Frost on a spellbinding adventure into the ice world! Expect mischief, music and magic as this fantastic pantomime comes to life this December.
Perfect for the whole family!
Wander over to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens this December for a fantastic festive workshop.
Part of the Observe, Experiment, Archive exhibition from North East Photography Network, learn how to make cyanotype Christmas cards and calendars with amazing artist Jo Howell.
Did you know that cyanotype photography was a popular Victorian England technique used mainly by civil engineers? This fascinating process allowed engineers to reproduce copies of architectural drawings using cyanotype as a low-cost and simple solution.
Many of our city’s great Victorian buildings would have been built using cyanotype photography! Learn more at this great Christmas workshop… not to be missed!
Tickets start from £3 and booking is essential.
Don’t miss National Glass Centre’s fascinating mirror sandblasting workshop.
Taking inspiration from the centre’s Through the Looking Glass exhibition, it gives you the chance to create your own mirrored artwork.
Why not design a flattering self-portrait, or create a snowy, Christmassy-inspired masterpiece!
Tickets are £6 and the workshops are taking place throughout the day.
Book your tickets now to secure your place!
FAMILY FUSING – HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
This super fun event gives you and your loved ones a chance to create a large fused glass panel in the shape of your family home!
Learn about the fusing process, jot down your design and watch your design come to life.
All creations will be fired in the kiln and available to collect in time for last minute gifts and decorations too!
Be sure to book your spot now and enjoy some much needed time with loved ones!
CHRISTMAS SNOWMAN, ANGEL OR SNOWY OWL
27, 30 December and 3 January
Create beautiful glass snowmen, angels and snowy owls using sand to make a mould.
Add your own colour and decoration to make your design unique and watch as it’s transformed by the National Glass Centre team, who will pour molten glass into your mould, resulting in your own individual piece of festive art.
Suitable for kids aged 6 and above.
All children aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult.