While it won’t be possible to visit Sunderland’s cultural venues for the foreseeable future, you can still enjoy plenty of fantastic content online!

Over the coming weeks, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, National Glass Centre, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and Arts Centre Washington, will be sharing exhibitions, performances, stories and ideas via their social media channels to keep you creative and busy online! Here’s a taster of what our friends at Sunderland Culture will be sharing…


Online exhibition, National Glass Centre

‘No Strings’ features the work of seven international artists working with glass beads in unconventional ways. The exhibition includes a beaded burger and coke by Faranak Sohi and an evening dress made using beads and safety pins by Shige Fujishiro.

Discover the exhibition at: nationalglasscentre.com


The Rebel Women of Sunderland is a project that shines a light on the lives of incredible women from the city’s past and present, with specially commissioned artworks and stories inspired by the popular children’s book, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, which celebrates the achievements of women around the world.

Sunderland creatives, illustrator Kathryn Robertson, a recent graduate of University of Sunderland, and writer Jessica Andrews, who recently won the Portico Prize for her debut novel, Saltwater, were commissioned to produce portraits and tell the women’s inspiring stories.

Discover more about their tales at: sunderlandculture.org.uk/rebelwomen


Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Follow Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens on Facebook to be inspired and discover more about the art and boundary-breaking artists in Received Wisdom, a thought-provoking exhibition that challenges the notion that creativity, boundary-breaking and dynamism are the preserve of youth.

Plus, check out Welcome to the Collection, a film project which follows the journey of local residents as they delve into the incredible treasures of the Arts Council Collection themselves.



Arts Centre Washington Facebook Webcast

Settle in for a webcast premiere of this cracking play on 8 April at 6pm, which has been specially commissioned by Arts Centre Washington. The River Wear becomes the setting for the local legend of James Drummond, a Scottish Earl who made his way to South Biddick after defeat at the Battle of Culloden.

It features music from award-winning playwright, Neil Armstrong, and a cast of professional actors and members of Arts Centre Washington’s Youth Theatre.

Follow Arts Centre Washington on Facebook to watch the webcast.

More information can be found at: artscentrewashington.co.uk


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