Arts & Culture

Chris Farfouris' Exceptional Performance Lands Him Two Lead Roles In A New Film
He may not be a household name just yet, but Chris Farfouris is on the verge of breaking into the film and TV industry after landing two major roles. Not only has Chris successfully auditioned for a key character role in a new television drama set in Spain, but he...
Global Poll Launched By Women's March Global In Support For Women's Rights
Women’s March Global launches its fifth-anniversary mobilisation event online, in place of in-person marches that have been postponed this year due to concerns around Covid-19. The ‘Global Count’ will be one of the largest global mapping surveys ever undertaken to establish the cultural, economic and social barriers to...
World Renowned Calligrapher Dr. Danny Ling Takes On New Post At The Royal Institute of Technology
For almost two decades world-renowned calligrapher Dr. Manny Ling has made it his mission to create a hub for the traditional letter-making skills on Wearside. But the University of Sunderland Programme Leader for MA Design will be leaving his academic post after Christmas for pastures new in Vietnam.After 22 years...
Spend this Christmas Eve in deep space While many have felt restricted by lockdown, a group of filmmakers took the opportunity to launch a new creative enterprise – and launched it 33 million miles into space. Andrew T. Smith graduated from the University of Sunderland with a MA in Film and...
Sunderland Re-Inventing Its Cultural Landscape With Innovative Partnership
Sunderland has been highlighted as a ‘poster child’ for culture-led regeneration at the launch of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group. MPs and cultural leaders from across the North of England heard how the city is reinventing its cultural landscape with an innovative partnership between the council, a charitable trust and...
A Pioneering Music Programme For The 21st Century Music Business
A pioneering music programme which will nurture, develop, and produce the music artists of the future is set to launch at the University of Sunderland. The BA (Hons) Modern Music Industries course will be led by some of the North East’s most prolific musicians.The programme will be run by the...
A Call For Change In Gaming Culture’s Unequal Stereotypes
A study that shines a light on racial and gender stereotypes in the billion-dollar gaming industry has led to a graduation prize for a Sunderland Masters student. Kirsty Evers wanted to better understand the attitudes of players towards the protagonists within character-focused video games, who are commonly white, straight and...
Dashers and Prancers across the North East are asked to put on their running shoes for a virtual race to raise money for charity. The Sunderland Virtual Reindeer Dash – a Covid-safe twist on the city’s annual event at the Bridges shopping centre - will take place between 1 and...
Catholic Education Trust Launches An Ambitious Regional Project
An expanding North East Catholic Education trust has launched one of the largest, most ambitious school projects of its kind involving South Tyneside, Durham and Sunderland schools to highlight the power of unity, hope and aspiration during a time of great challenges in education. Journeys of Hope is a long-term...
Leading lights in the creative industries are contributing to a crucial week of activities at the University of Sunderland which supports students’ careers in the arts and cultural sectors. Daily Mirror editor Kevin Maguire, television writer David Quantick, digital entrepreneur Austen Atkinson, and Linda Mason, a renowned make-up artist for...

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