Arts & Culture

Artist Anthony Amoaka-Attah has brought his award-winning skills to the University of Sunderland all the way from Ghana. The 30-year-old chose to study at the University due to its glass-based programmes and facilities. Now Anthony is celebrating winning the Aspiring Glass Artists prize at the Glass Prize Awards 2020 for his...
Sunderland's Summer Streets has confirmed a list of replacement video acts for the Festival The annual not-for-profit music, arts and community festival, which usually takes place in Sunderland every July, was cancelled by the government.Thanks to an Arts Council England Emergency Fund grant, they have confirmed these internet "events":• Family...
Professor E. Michael Jones has had all of his books purged by Amazon Professor Jones is the latest person to be struck off the list at Amazon, the titan of e-commerce that has profited so much from the lockdowns.Amazon has come a long way since 1998, when Jeff Bezos, one...
University of Sunderland lecturer, children’s writer and illustrator Holly Sterling is launching her book amid the chaos of the government's lockdown. Holly, a UK karate champion, drew on her passion for the sport for her latest venture,  Karate Kids, published by Walker Books.It's a fun story touching on the lecturer’s...
As the lockdown causes students to use the internet instead of real classrooms and theatres, Dr Adelle Hulsmeier asked hers to reinterpret Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew as a Facebook exchange, and she says the results have been “outstanding” The Senior Lecturer in Performing arts and Screen performance explained:...

Sunday for Sammy

Sunday for Sammy turned 20 years old last week, and to mark the occasion, graduates and students from the University of Sunderland made a behind the scenes documentary.Over 10,000 fans went to Newcastle Arena for the charity event, which supports the Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund, in memory of the...
Emeli Sandé, MBE, spent the first four years of her life in Sunderland, which explains why her new single is 'One Of A Kind'. It features Ronan Keating himself, or a convincing replica; it's really impossible to tell these days.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYU4Hn2MxYE The single is off of Mr Keating's 2020 album, ‘Twenty Twenty’,...
A University of Sunderland accredited conspiracy theory expert features in the new book, Unlocking the Universe, from the late theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking and his daughter, writer Lucy.Dr Sophie Hodgetts, a Lecturer in Psychology at the University, has contributed a chapter to the book, telling you why people...
Sunderland University Illustration and Design student David Byrne with some of the work he left on the Metro Picture: DAVID WOOD
A University of Sunderland art student feared he had lost months of work after he left his design portfolio on a Metro.David Byrne was due to hand in his final year project just days after he realised his prized work had gone missing.But thanks to vigilant Metro staff, the...
A writer who has created some of the UK’s best-known TV shows is to become a visiting professor at the University of Sunderland.David Quantick has worked on programmes including The Thick of It, The Day Today, Brass Eye and TV Burp.David has also written for radio, coming up with...

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