Arts & Culture

Point Of Light Award In Honour Of Sunderland Couple's Charity Work
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has honoured a Sunderland couple with a special award in recognition of their charity work. Through their Red Sky Foundation, Sergio and Emma Petrucci raise funds and provide support to cardiac-related causes across the North East, helping babies, children and adults living with heart conditions.And now...
Lamplight Festival Plans To Proceed As Scheduled Amidst Covid-19
Sunderland City Council has confirmed that plans to host the inaugural Lamplight Festival, due to take place in Mowbray Park on August 7 and 8 this year, are proceeding as scheduled.  Sunderland City Council is working with Public Health and other partners to ensure that safety remains a priority and...
Special Edition Artwork Being Sold To Raise Funds For heart Research UK
Robert Smith, of alternative rock band The Cure, is selling offprints of his original artwork to raise money for Heart Research UK. Robert became a patron of the charity in 2020, following his involvement with the charity’s anonymous heART project over the past 2 years. The project, now in its...
Online Sessions Helping To Boost Morale Approaching University Mental Health Day On March 4th
“I think when the world feels so chaotic and uncertain, taking that time out for yourself to exercise has such a huge impact on your mental wellbeing, for boosting your spirit and your mood, and just helping you to cope.” That is the message from 21-year-old Team Sunderland Netball President...
Katie Stubbs and Declan Marshall Turn Their Passion Into A Successful Entertainment Business
From Disney to Marvel - lockdown couple put movie magic into new business  A life-long love of performing not only brought Katie Stubbs and Declan Marshall together but they’ve turned their passion into a successful entertainment business with the help of University support. As well as living, working and acting together,...
One-hundred-and-twenty-year-old bottles of beer have helped provide insights into the make-up of ancient ales. Research from Brewlab and the University of Sunderland has retrieved live brewing yeasts from century-old bottles of beer to provide detailed information on the microbiology of lost Victorian and Edwardian stock ales.Three bottles were retrieved by...
The debate surrounding the death penalty was pushed into the spotlight in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency when he carried out more federal executions than any other president in almost 200 years. Now, a new book by North East academics delves back into the history of public executions...
Sunderland's Landmarks To Light Up In Honour Of Captain Sir Tom Moore
Landmarks across Sunderland will be lit up tonight in honour of national hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore following his death with Covid-19 yesterday.Captain Sir Tom set out in April to raise £1,000 for health service charities by walking 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday and went...
Don't Let The Pandemic Stop You From Having A Special Valentine's Day With Your Loved One
Absence might supposedly make the heart grow fonder – but that’s not much comfort for couples spending the most romantic day of the year apart. Valentine’s Day celebrations will undoubtedly be out of the window, as those who don’t live together or who are distanced from each other won’t be...
New Social Enterprise Helping To Put Children's Mental Health First Across Sunderland
A Sunderland graduate has helped support the mental health and wellbeing of more than 5,000 children and families across the UK since launching her social enterprise during the lockdown. Drawing on her own experiences of mental health, as well as responding to the impact of the first Covid-19 lockdown, Rebecca...

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