Arts & Culture

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...
Student Helps Shine A Light On Disability Through New Teen Pregnancy Film
A University of Sunderland student has teamed up with an award-winning North East film company to help produce a gritty, interactive drama that tackles teenage pregnancy and how disabled people can be excluded from vital public health.Laura Northmore, who is studying a Media Production degree, helped write part of...
A Unique War Find Goes On Display At A Sunderland Museum
A unique piece of World War I history – which was almost lost forever – has gone on display for the first time this week at a Sunderland museum. An old suitcase was rescued from a skip following a house clearance by eagle-eyed staff at the city’s Thompson Waste Centre.But...
New Project Helping Veterans Improve Their Health And Well-Being Through Art
“Social prescribing is an innovative way to support health, wellbeing and reintegration through arts and creative practice”  As we honour those members of the armed forces who have fought and died in the line of duty on Remembrance Day - a project to help veterans improve their own health and...
Accessible Sunderland Fitness Project Is Underway!
Tailored Leisure Company (TLC) and Headway Wearside’s award-winning formula for accessible fitness sessions, has proven to be just the right match for Sunderland City Council as they continue to build a healthy, happy city, as part of the city’s inspirational journey and one of the three key pillars of the Sunderland - Our Smart City Plan. Following a...

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