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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Arts & Culture

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...
Sunderland's Landmarks To Light Up In Honour Of Captain Sir Tom Moore
Landmarks across Sunderland will be lit up tonight in honour of national hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore following his death with Covid-19 yesterday. Captain Sir Tom set out in April to raise £1,000 for health service charities by walking 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday and went...
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...
A Heritage Plague To Highlight The Activism Of Sunderland's Quaker Women
The role played by North East women in the anti-slavery movement will be highlighted when a new Blue Plaque is revealed in the region. Later this month a heritage plaque will be unveiled in Sunderland city centre to highlight the activism of Sunderland’s Quaker women. The plaque will be fixed to...
Bridges Sunderland Commemorates Remembrance Day
SUNDERLAND’s Bridges shopping centre is ensuring traditional acts of remembrance can still take place this year, despite current restrictions. In the run-up to Armistice Day, on 11 November, Royal British Legion poppies will be on sale at the centre’s Walworth Way mall, near Primark and Bodycare. And shoppers will also be...
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...
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...
A Journey From Sunderland To Hollywood!
A music graduate whose compositions have appeared in some of the biggest films and TV series of recent years revealed the secret to his success. For a young lad from Bishop Auckland in County Durham, Jordan Caygill has worked hard and achieved his dream. The University of Sunderland graduate has seen...
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’,...
As the lockdown causes students to use the internet instead of real classrooms and theatres, Dr Adelle Hulsmeier asked hers to reinterpret Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew as a Facebook exchange, and she says the results have been “outstanding” The Senior Lecturer in Performing arts and Screen performance explained:...

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