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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Arts & Culture

Seen to be Believed - A Jubilee Film Show
AS PART of the city’s jubilee celebrations, Sunderland Libraries Services is hosting screenings of a new film produced and curated by the Yorkshire and North East Film Archives to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s unprecedented 70 years of reign. Seen To Be Believed takes an affectionate look at how the...
Crafty Wearsiders Can Do Their Bit For The Queen…
PEOPLE of all ages from across Sunderland are being asked to show their artistic skills and become part of a royal exhibition as part of the city’s celebration of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. On April 29th Sunderland BID has launched its citywide Platinum Jubilee Creative Challenge, where...
Letter Unearthed After 125 Years from a Boy Who Asks Not to Be Forgotten
A deeply moving letter, written by an orphanage choirboy and hastily stuffed down the side of a church pew 125 years ago, has been found by workmen restoring the building. Addressed simply to ‘Dear friend’, the letter was written on 11 August 1897 by 13-year-old William Elliott, on the back...
Sunderland Pupils Make Their Move in Dance City Festival
Around 30 boys and girls from a primary school in Sunderland took part in an extra special dance festival following professional lessons by leading North East dance organisation Dance City. Trained dance artist Holly Irving visited St John Bosco Catholic Primary School in Sunderland, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education...
BRITISH Empire Medals (BEM) have been presented for outstanding services and devotion to the community. The five BEMs were all presented on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Mrs Susan Winfield OBE. The presentations were made at a civic reception in the Mayor's...
Sunderland Students See Artwork Recognised in Local Exhibition
A record-breaking number of artwork pieces by students from two outstanding secondary schools in Sunderland have been selected to feature in a highly respected local arts exhibition. In total, 22 pieces of art, created by 18 students from St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy and their mixed sixth form with St...
New Multi-Million-Pound Sunderland Regeneration Project
Plans for a new £20 million regeneration project in Sunderland will be outlined at a public consultation launched this week by North East planning and development consultancy, Lichfields. The proposals by Jomast Developments on land to the north of Deptford Terrace could see approximately 7,500 sq. m of industrial and...
Improving Access To Postgraduate Research For Black, Asian And Minority Ethnic Students
The University of Sunderland is part of a nationwide initiative which aims to tackle persistent inequalities that create barriers for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students to access and take part in postgraduate research. The 13 projects, worth nearly £8m, are innovative in scope, scale and focus at a level...
‘Historic Architecture’ - A Sunderland's Photography Competition
A PHOTOGRAPHY competition has highlighted the best of Sunderland’s historic architecture. Photographers from across the city submitted their work for the competition, which aimed to showcase the area around Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme. This year’s theme was ‘historic architecture’ to shine a light on some of the beautiful listed buildings in...
Virtual Storytelling to Encourage a Love of Reading
A South Tyneside primary school has developed an innovative story-telling idea as it continues to spread excitement and joy about reading across the region. Teachers and pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, have recorded a number of short videos of themselves reading...

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