Arts & Culture

Childhood Studies Lecturer Lands A Publishing Deal
Four years after leaving a draft of a children’s book in the bottom draw at home – Fay Cavagin used the first lockdown to revisit the story and ended up with a publishing deal. “I’ll Get You Home” is the story of a little mole that ventures too far from...
Representatives Of The Virtual Miss England From The North East Announced
A Virtual competition has been held over the last 2 months on the Miss England app and website to find more representatives from the North East to participate in the final of Miss England in June.  The top 6 contestants from a public vote on the Miss England App were...
Wearside-Based 'House Of Ruhr' Wins The Silver Medal At The 4th London Spirits Competition
Wearside-based Gin distributor; House of Ruhr has won silver medals at the 4th London Spirits Competition. The medals are an ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry. House of Ruhr’s Bergmann, Renton and Vogel gins scored highly in the three judging categories of quality, value and packaging.House of Ruhr...
Sunderland Lecturer Encouraging Students To Achieve Their Dreams
A University of Sunderland student-turned-lecturer’s passion for study helped him through the hardest time of his life – and now he is determined to help others. Kudz Munongi, 39, underwent a lifesaving double-kidney transplant after he was struck down by massive organ failure.But, through it all, the student never gave...
Sunderland City Partners Supporting The "Football Welcomes Refugees" Campaign
City partners in Sunderland are joining the team to support the annual, national Amnesty International UK ‘Football Welcomes Refugees’ campaign.  The campaign was first launched in April 2017 to celebrate the contribution refugees and asylum seekers make, not only to football but to all aspects of community life.Across the country,...
Houghton-le-Spring Venue Reveals Plans For Its Fair This Spring
Families looking to have some much-needed fun once lockdown restrictions are eased should get their skates on – and head over to Rainton Arena. The Houghton-le-Spring venue has revealed plans for its Spring Fair which will open its doors on 12 April and run until 9 May.Among the many attractions...
Celebrating Hope This Easter Weekend
“Hope means that despite the difficulties, or the enormity of the problem, humans will resist and eventually overcome” A University Chaplain shares his Easter message this weekend and it is one of hope in a year when we continue to work collectively through the global pandemic.Covid-19 will once again affect...
Sunderland Students Taking Part In Inspirational Online Talks With Film Industry Experts
From Coronation Street to Indiana Jones - film and television actors alongside industry experts have given their time online to a group of Sunderland students hoping to carve out their own careers on screen. Ensuring Screen Performance students at the University of Sunderland continue to get a first-class experience despite...
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...

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