Arts & Culture

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...
Special Edition Artwork Being Sold To Raise Funds For heart Research UK
Robert Smith, of alternative rock band The Cure, is selling offprints of his original artwork to raise money for Heart Research UK. Robert became a patron of the charity in 2020, following his involvement with the charity’s anonymous heART project over the past 2 years. The project, now in its...
Online Sessions Helping To Boost Morale Approaching University Mental Health Day On March 4th
“I think when the world feels so chaotic and uncertain, taking that time out for yourself to exercise has such a huge impact on your mental wellbeing, for boosting your spirit and your mood, and just helping you to cope.” That is the message from 21-year-old Team Sunderland Netball President...
Katie Stubbs and Declan Marshall Turn Their Passion Into A Successful Entertainment Business
From Disney to Marvel - lockdown couple put movie magic into new business  A life-long love of performing not only brought Katie Stubbs and Declan Marshall together but they’ve turned their passion into a successful entertainment business with the help of University support. As well as living, working and acting together,...

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