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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Arts & Culture

Multimillion-Pound Cash Boost For Businesses Thanks To University Project
A University of Sunderland project which aims to support manufacturers across the North East has secured an extra £6million in funding. The University’s Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project (SAM) - one of the region’s largest investment programmes - aims to help businesses become more productive and sustainable. Since then, the programme –...
University Artist Theo Set For International Residency
An artist from the University of Sunderland has won a prestigious residency to show off his innovative work in the Netherlands. Theo Harper has been successful in his application to the EKWC European Ceramic Work Centre, an international workplace where artists, designers and architects explore the technical and artistic possibilities...
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...
Sunderland University Graduate Nominated for UK's Largest Animation Festival
A University of Sunderland graduate has been nominated for a prestigious award as part of the UK’s largest animation festival. The annual Manchester Animation Festival (MAF) celebrates the animated art form and the artists behind it. Animation graduate Alex Collier joins other University alumni heading up the nominations at this year’s...
One-hundred-and-twenty-year-old bottles of beer have helped provide insights into the make-up of ancient ales. Research from Brewlab and the University of Sunderland has retrieved live brewing yeasts from century-old bottles of beer to provide detailed information on the microbiology of lost Victorian and Edwardian stock ales. Three bottles were retrieved by...
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...
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...
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...
Sunderland's Shining Stars Nomination Deadline Extended To July 2nd
Residents have until the end of this week to nominate the Shining Stars within their communities as the deadline is extended. Sunderland City Council announced the new Sunderland Shining Stars awards, which will recognise residents who have gone above and beyond throughout the Covid-19 pandemic by contributing to the community. Residents...
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The Sunderland Libraries Literature Festival will set out to celebrate all things local this year – with a focus on the north east’s artists, authors, playwrights and musicians. The festival will offer a range of highlights including a murder mystery evening, screenings of old films, creative writing workshops and events...

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