Arts & Culture

Sunderland Students See Artwork Recognised in Local Exhibition
A record-breaking number of artwork pieces by students from two outstanding secondary schools in Sunderland have been selected to feature in a highly respected local arts exhibition. In total, 22 pieces of art, created by 18 students from St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy and their mixed sixth form with St...
New Multi-Million-Pound Sunderland Regeneration Project
Plans for a new £20 million regeneration project in Sunderland will be outlined at a public consultation launched this week by North East planning and development consultancy, Lichfields. The proposals by Jomast Developments on land to the north of Deptford Terrace could see approximately 7,500 sq. m of industrial and...
Improving Access To Postgraduate Research For Black, Asian And Minority Ethnic Students
The University of Sunderland is part of a nationwide initiative which aims to tackle persistent inequalities that create barriers for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students to access and take part in postgraduate research. The 13 projects, worth nearly £8m, are innovative in scope, scale and focus at a level...
‘Historic Architecture’ - A Sunderland's Photography Competition
A PHOTOGRAPHY competition has highlighted the best of Sunderland’s historic architecture. Photographers from across the city submitted their work for the competition, which aimed to showcase the area around Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme. This year’s theme was ‘historic architecture’ to shine a light on some of the beautiful listed buildings in...
Virtual Storytelling to Encourage a Love of Reading
A South Tyneside primary school has developed an innovative story-telling idea as it continues to spread excitement and joy about reading across the region. Teachers and pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, have recorded a number of short videos of themselves reading...
A Special Christmas Message From The Leader Of The Sunderland City Council
THE LEADER of Sunderland City Council is sharing a special Christmas message to residents. In a video recorded at Sunderland Crematorium, Councillor Graeme Miller dedicates his message to those across the city who have lost loved ones in 2021.The video offers viewers a chance to look back over the last...
Platform North East Launches To Huge Success
EIGHT OF the North East’s rising stars are set to release their own original music, thanks to an innovative initiative from a leading talent agency. Sunderland-based entertainment providers ISG kicked off Platform North East last week (29 November) – a free, week-long programme to support up and coming performers.Throughout the...
HIV stigma isn’t going away
A unique and powerful charter mark created by a Sunderland lecturer to increase employers’ commitments to becoming HIV-friendly is relaunching to tackle the ongoing workplace stigma surrounding the virus. Since its official launch in April 2018, the Positive Allies charter mark – the first of its kind in the...
Sunderland University Scheme Receives Yet Another National Award
It’s the third time the University of Sunderland’s We Care Team has won a national Stand Alone Pledge Award for its pioneering approach to caring for some of its most vulnerable students – but this year it’s extra special. For the first time ever, students who are estranged from their...
Pole Position For Sunderland Graduate Flying The Flag For Female Race Car Drivers
Hara Moraiti has been passionate about cars since she was 14 and now, 30 years on, the former University of Sunderland student is making her motor racing dream a reality. Hara, 44, from Greece, is taking her home country’s car racing scene by storm having competed in more than 20...

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