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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Arts & Culture

A Heritage Plague To Highlight The Activism Of Sunderland's Quaker Women
The role played by North East women in the anti-slavery movement will be highlighted when a new Blue Plaque is revealed in the region. Later this month a heritage plaque will be unveiled in Sunderland city centre to highlight the activism of Sunderland’s Quaker women. The plaque will be fixed to...
A Journey From Sunderland To Hollywood!
A music graduate whose compositions have appeared in some of the biggest films and TV series of recent years revealed the secret to his success. For a young lad from Bishop Auckland in County Durham, Jordan Caygill has worked hard and achieved his dream. The University of Sunderland graduate has seen...
Local History Library @ ETR
THE LOCAL History Library @ ETR has reopened its doors once again as restrictions continue to relax and more venues welcome back visitors. The Elephant Tea Rooms, which first opened as the Local History Library @ ETR last year, will be open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. The Local History...
Grant Awarded To Help Preserve Historic Buildings
The Jane Gibson Almshouses Trust has been awarded a grant of £103k to repair and improve the look of its historic building beside Sunderland Minster. Funding for the work is being provided by the Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Sunderland City Council. The Trust...
Encouraging Freedom Of Expression As We Approach World Goth Day
As we head towards World Goth Day (Saturday, May 22nd) two Sunderland psychologists are opening up about their own experience of prejudice and how they hope one TV soap’s current hate crime storyline will help spark a change in attitudes. There were heartbreaking scenes in Coronation Street earlier this month,...
Outstanding Sunderland Students Showcase Their Talent In Local Art Exhibition
The creative artwork and photography of talented students from two outstanding secondary schools in Sunderland have been chosen to feature in a major local art exhibition that will be advertised across the region. Supported by the art and photography teaching team at St. Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy, 11 students from...
Plans Underway To Design A Unique Artwork To Be Sited At Market Square
Plans are underway to install an interactive, waste-guzzling sculpture in Sunderland city centre – and the public has been asked to help. Sunderland BID has joined forces with North East-based TA!LAB to design a unique work of art to be sited at Market Square. And not only will the, as yet...
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...

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