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Thursday, July 9, 2020



Arts & Culture

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...
Hey, you wanna see some videos about Sunderland? Of course you do! 1. Sunderland from the Air Sunderland as seen from the eyes of a DJI Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro 4 silver. Or a seagull with a camcorder. Or some very organised bees that learned to fly straight while...
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A graduate of the University of Sunderland has won a prestigious Emmy Award – for his work with James Corden and Paul McCartney.Emmy Awards are American prizes that recognise excellence in the television industry. And, just over a week ago, Sunderland graduate James Longman scooped an Emmy for his...
From Sir Thomas Allen and The Futureheads to Kenickie and Leatherface, Sunderland has a habit of always producing exceptional musicians. The city of Sunderland is full of talented musicians who have done a great deal of service to the British Music Industry. It is difficult to mention the names of...
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Two graduates from the University of Sunderland have made a film about two of the city’s most famous – and sometimes infamous – nightclubs.The documentary is about the Blue Monkey nightclub and the New Monkey that followed it.The film, entitled Two Monkeys, is by digital film production graduates Rob...
Holy Trinity Church in the East End of Sunderland will be undergoing extensive restoration work over the next 12 months. An event to promote the conservation efforts of local community groups and trusts will be held on Saturday 6th July and aims to raise awareness of Sunderland's rich history.The Canny...
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Review: The Standing Water (Steel String Books) by David CastletonSome books may be pleasant, easy reads – novels that cosily confirm us in our worldview, our habits and opinions. Other books seize us by the lapels, shake us, drag us to an imaginary...
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Sunderland Winter Gardens will soon be hosting a very special play to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the Armistice.The Muddy Choir tells the story of three working-class Sunderland soldiers who are serving with the Durham Light Infantry in the conflict.The trio...
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The Sunderland Libraries Literature Festival will set out to celebrate all things local this year – with a focus on the north east’s artists, authors, playwrights and musicians.The festival will offer a range of highlights including a murder mystery evening, screenings of old films, creative writing workshops and events...
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A PhD student at the University of Sunderland has created a stunning chandelier – using almost 1000 pieces of upcycled glass.Helen Pailing created her chandelier – entitled Adorn – using cut-off pieces of glass discarded by lamp makers. These pieces – of all sizes and shapes – were reworked...

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