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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Arts & Culture

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’,...
Big Names And Family Favourites Heading To Sunderland Festival
A SUNDERLAND festival is delivering fun for all ages this month (August), with comedy, live music and family-friendly entertainment on the line-up. As part of its Rainton Festival, Rainton Arena, at Houghton-le-Spring, has planned a packed series of socially distanced events, making the most of its huge outdoor space. Those heading...
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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...
World Class Photography Exhibition Coming to Sunderland
A free exhibition showcasing the entries to one of the world’s most prestigious portrait photography competitions is coming to Sunderland. Photographs from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize will be on display at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens from Saturday 18th March till Sunday 4th June. Organised by London’s National...
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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...
Chris Farfouris' Exceptional Performance Lands Him Two Lead Roles In A New Film
He may not be a household name just yet, but Chris Farfouris is on the verge of breaking into the film and TV industry after landing two major roles. Not only has Chris successfully auditioned for a key character role in a new television drama set in Spain, but he...
photo courtesy of Jared If Only I Remembered, from Flickr Creative Commons
A University of Sunderland graduate has helped film three ‘lost’ episodes of the classic 1960s TV science fiction series Thunderbirds. Produced between 1964 and 1966, Thunderbirds used a kind of electric puppetry called supermarionation, along with scale models. Two original series were filmed, consisting of a total of 32 episodes. Andrew...
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Review: The Standing Water (Steel String Books) by David Castleton Some 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 window and force us to see...
Leading lights in the creative industries are contributing to a crucial week of activities at the University of Sunderland which supports students’ careers in the arts and cultural sectors. Daily Mirror editor Kevin Maguire, television writer David Quantick, digital entrepreneur Austen Atkinson, and Linda Mason, a renowned make-up artist for...
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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