A neon playground, trips to space, and 3D performances all taking off in Sunderland

With lockdown over, Sunderland Culture have created a host of events to enjoy around the city this Summer

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If you’ve been missing out on theatre shows, live music, or even want to experience something different with a trip to space - Sunderland Culture are bringing it all to you this Summer.

Club Six Twenty - A fun and fabulous neon playground of live music, performance and digital art

Taking place across two floors of Independent Sunderland on the evening of 26 August; expect banging live music from the likes of MXYM and PICNIC, DJ sets, pop-up theatre, art/film installations and plenty of surprises.

Crack your glow-sticks, leave your troubles at the door and immerse yourself in the unique and wonderful world of Club Six Twenty.

Crack your glow-sticks, leave your troubles at the door and immerse yourself in the unique and wonderful world of Club Six Twenty.

Club Six Twenty is a new immersive live arts club night from theatre company, The Six Twenty, celebrating raw local talent, created by a crack team of independent artists, musicians and technicians.

For tickets (priced at £10) and performance info visit: www.sunderlandculture.org.uk/events/club-six-twenty/. Over 18’s only.

Space Camp; Hylton…….we have a problem!

Go into space with this fun filled adventure taking place at Roker.

Ever wanted to go to space? This summer you can with Sunderland Culture!

From 3rd August – 15th August, you’ll be able to join other passengers on the first space flight to New Sunderland, taking off from Roker Beach every hour.

You’ll travel through the galaxies, make the jump to light speed, encounter alien lifeforms, before eventually landing in your new world; New Sunderland on planet VX - 76.

Theatre company, tiny dragon, invite you to join them on a 360 visual and sound experience, in a shipping container; you will hear and see things that are just out of this world.

In ACEDIA, we see many different versions of the same character, layered and overlapped, creating a sense of pandemic isolation.

The trip is ideal for adults and families wanting to make the most of the summer.

For tickets (priced at £5) and performance info visit: www.sunderlandculture.org.uk/events/space-camp-hylton-we-have-a-problem/

Be part of a digitally augmented performance

This digitally augmented performance, from award-winning Southpaw Dance Company, fuses innovative technology with live performance via a hologram structure, to create an immersive audience experience.

Social distancing has limited our physical contact. Lockdown constricts physical space and movement, whilst upending routines and habits. These conditions have for many generated a strange combination of listlessness, undirected anxiety, and the inability to concentrate; together these make up the paradox of ACEDIA, the lost name for the emotion we’re all feeling right now.

In ACEDIA, we see many different versions of the same character, layered and overlapped, creating a sense of pandemic isolation. In a prolonged time-lapse of their time in lockdown, we see the contrasting versions of our performer and their means of coping in a confined environment. As the days and weeks pass and isolation sets in, our performer’s repetitive routine slips and further versions of our performer appear, evidently struggling with prolonged isolation.

Featuring Southpaw’s unique storytelling, ACEDIA is scripted by Lee Mattinson in collaboration with the North East community. This relatable story examines the possibilities and the optimism of re-connecting and finding ourselves once again as we tentatively emerge from lockdown.

For tickets (priced at £8) and performance info visit: www.sunderlandculture.org.uk/events/acedia/

Part of Unlocking The Doors Sunderland, a programme of live performance across Sunderland commissioned by Sunderland Culture. #UnlockingSunderland

Unlocking the Doors is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.