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Sunderland's Northern Gallery for Contemporay Art new location at the National Glass Centre.
From left Arts Council's Sarah Maxfield, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Sunderland Graeme Thompson, Councillor John Kelly,, curator Alistair Robinson and National Glass Centre director Keith Merrin

New home announced for Sunderland art gallery after £375,000 investment

The region’s oldest contemporary art gallery has been given a new home in Sunderland as part of major ongoing investment in the city’s cultural landscape.

The Umbrella Project by Cirque Bijou

Everything you need to know about next month’s Lumiere spectacular in Durham

From a gigantic illuminated mobile over the River Wear to a field of light flowers which will blanket Durham Cathedral’s Cloisters - Lumiere will return in all its awe-inspiring glory next month.

Dancers in Frederick Street

See dancers strike a pose in Sunderland city centre streets

A striking exhibition which sees dancers leaping through the air in Frederick Street and striking a pose in John Street will be staged in Sunderland.

June Sarpong is appearing at Durham Book Festival

This week’s highlights at Durham Book Festival

This week is your last chance to turn the page at Durham Book Festival 2017.

Tommy in Flanders Fields, by Tom Pattison

Wearside art club showcase works at Durham’s Crook Hall

From a bluebell walk to a depiction of Seaham’s Tommy statue in Flanders Fields and an abstract of Durham Cathedral, a new exhibition at Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham City showcases the varied work of Hetton Art Club.

Culture In The City book launch
Editor Paul Callaghan and Chairman of the Arts Council England Sir Nicholas Serota (R)

Tale of city’s culture proves a page turner with new book

The story of how Sunderland’s culture can be a catalyst for change has been put into print.


Heritage could be key to Sunderland culture-bid win

Community champion Kate Monehen believes Sunderland's rich heritage could be the key to it being named UK City of Culture 2021.


Culture-bid success would kick-start regeneration of Sunderland

Community champion Rashidi Bakaya believes being named UK City of Culture 2021 would kick-start the regeneration of Sunderland.


Hannah is excited by Sunderland's potential as a city of culture

Community champion Hannah Angus says she is excited by Sunderland's potential as a city.

Culture-bid win would bring international recognition for Sunderland

Being named UK City of Culture 2021 would lead to Sunderland being internationally recognised.


Culture-bid win would transform Sunderland, says Anne

Community champion Anne Youldon believes being named UK City of Culture 2021 would transform Sunderland.
Sunderland Literature and Creative Writing Festival is returning for 2017

Candlelit retelling of Mary Ann Cotton's dastardly poisonings among highlights of Sunderland Literature Festival 2017

A candlelit storytelling session on Sunderland's "Angel of Death" and a performance poetry session in a Victorian pub are among highlights of a literary extravaganza in the city.
Richard Avenue Primary School pupil Gabriel Coates, 10 who has designed a lamp on wheels.
Artist maker Chris Folwell

Young Sunderland inventors to have work displayed at V&A Museum

Quirky inventions thought up by Wearside children are to feature in exhibitions at home and away.

Jen Campbell is a full time author after working as a book seller.

Author who created book-loving dragon returns to native North East for Durham Book Festival

An author will spread her love of literature as she shares her first children’s book with an audience.


24 pictures from Sunderland Pride 2017

The streets of Sunderland were awash with colour as crowds turned out to celebrate the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community.


Culture bid champion Emma loves Sunderland so much she stayed here

Emma Peak came to Sunderland to study at the city's university - and loved it so much she's still here 14 years later.


Sunderland's culture bid has created wave of excitement

The bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021 has already created a wave of excitement in Sunderland, one of its community champions believes.


City of Culture bid can help Sunderland progress

Being named UK City of Culture 2021 would help Sunderland progress as a city, one of its community champions believes.


City of Culture win would boost Sunderland's confidence

Blogger Sarah Jayne Adams believes that Sunderland is often forgotten when it comes to culture.

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