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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...
Professor E. Michael Jones has had all of his books purged by Amazon Professor Jones is the latest person to be struck off the list at Amazon, the titan of e-commerce that has profited so much from the lockdowns. Amazon has come a long way since 1998, when Jeff Bezos, one...
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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...
Artist Anthony Amoaka-Attah has brought his award-winning skills to the University of Sunderland all the way from Ghana. The 30-year-old chose to study at the University due to its glass-based programmes and facilities. Now Anthony is celebrating winning the Aspiring Glass Artists prize at the Glass Prize Awards 2020 for his...
Sunderland Re-Inventing Its Cultural Landscape With Innovative Partnership
Sunderland has been highlighted as a ‘poster child’ for culture-led regeneration at the launch of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group. MPs and cultural leaders from across the North of England heard how the city is reinventing its cultural landscape with an innovative partnership between the council, a charitable trust and...
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...
Emeli Sandé, MBE, spent the first four years of her life in Sunderland, which explains why her new single is 'One Of A Kind'. It features Ronan Keating himself, or a convincing replica; it's really impossible to tell these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYU4Hn2MxYE The single is off of Mr Keating's 2020 album, ‘Twenty Twenty’,...
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...
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...
University of Sunderland lecturer, children’s writer and illustrator Holly Sterling is launching her book amid the chaos of the government's lockdown. Holly, a UK karate champion, drew on her passion for the sport for her latest venture,  Karate Kids, published by Walker Books. It's a fun story touching on the lecturer’s...

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