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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Arts & Culture

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...
New Social Enterprise Helping To Put Children's Mental Health First Across Sunderland
A Sunderland graduate has helped support the mental health and wellbeing of more than 5,000 children and families across the UK since launching her social enterprise during the lockdown. Drawing on her own experiences of mental health, as well as responding to the impact of the first Covid-19 lockdown, Rebecca...
Rocking In The Free World Organised In Appreciation For Frontline Workers
A stellar lineup of music stars will be celebrating key workers at a special festival in Sunderland later this month – and there’s still time to get tickets. Rocking in the Free World takes place at Herrington Park from 18 to 19 September, organised to thank the frontline staff for...
Top Technology To Bring Monsters To Life In Sunderland
A bunch of specially created virtual reality monsters will take Halloween in Sunderland to a whole new dimension. The creations will come to life when visitors scan a QR code on buildings around the city centre, in a similar way to the Pokemon GO sensation of a few years ago. But...
A writer who has created some of the UK’s best-known TV shows is to become a visiting professor at the University of Sunderland. David Quantick has worked on programmes including The Thick of It, The Day Today, Brass Eye and TV Burp. David has also written for radio, coming up with...
Sunderland University Illustration and Design student David Byrne with some of the work he left on the Metro Picture: DAVID WOOD
A University of Sunderland art student feared he had lost months of work after he left his design portfolio on a Metro. David Byrne was due to hand in his final year project just days after he realised his prized work had gone missing. But thanks to vigilant Metro staff, the...
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...
Fun-Packed Houghton Feast Returns This October!
After going virtual in 2020, Houghton Feast is back for 2021 with even more fun for the family. Residents can look forward to a full programme of activities, events, and entertainment from Friday 8 to Sunday 17 October, including art exhibitions, car shows and coffee mornings. The festival will kick off...
The debate surrounding the death penalty was pushed into the spotlight in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency when he carried out more federal executions than any other president in almost 200 years. Now, a new book by North East academics delves back into the history of public executions...
Spend this Christmas Eve in deep space While many have felt restricted by lockdown, a group of filmmakers took the opportunity to launch a new creative enterprise – and launched it 33 million miles into space. Andrew T. Smith graduated from the University of Sunderland with a MA in Film and...

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