Go and See

Our Go and See programme aims to ensure that people living in Sunderland and South Tyneside get the chance to experience the best arts and cultural events happening across the North East and beyond.

We’re working with theatres, galleries, festivals and artists to gain access to special events, back stage tours and discounted tickets for people living in our wards.

We hope that Go and See will help encourage people to go and see something new without having to worry too much about the cost of tickets or of transport.

We have previously had Go and See’s to theatre shows at Sunderland Empire, The Customs House, The Festival of Thrift, The Northern Children’s Book Festival at MIMA and more.

For more information about the Go and See Programme, please contact Georgia Shippen.

Current Go and See opportunities:

CARLISLE CASTLE

Friday 1st June

Visit Carlisle Castle and see the Weeping Window poppy display as part of 1418-Now. The Weeping Window was originally displayed at the Tower of London and has since visited Woodhorn Museum. The original artwork consisted of 888,246 poppies, one to commemorate every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during the First World War.

£5 per person

The bus will depart University of Sunderland’s City Campus at 9am and then pick up from The Customs House at 9.30am.

To reserve your place on either bus please call 0191 427 8197 or email booking@theculturalspring.org.uk.

THE SHIPLEY ART GALLERY

Saturday 9th June

Join us as we visit The Shipley Art Gallery and explore the many different exhibitions, vibrant artwork and displays at the venue. You’ll also get to see the new exhibition ‘Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life’ which features two colourful tapestries designed by famous artist Grayson Perry.

£5 per person

The bus will depart University of Sunderland’s City Campus at 10am and then pick up from The Customs House at 10.30am.

To reserve your place on either bus please call 0191 427 8197 or email booking@theculturalspring.org.uk.

BOWES MUSEUM

Saturday 23rd June

Discover the many different exhibitions, collections and vibrant fashion pieces as we visit The Bowes Museum. You’ll see the grand venue, explore the famous antiques and even see the famous musical automaton Silver Swan.

£5 per person

The bus will depart The Customs House at 9.30am and then pick up from the University of Sunderland’s City Campus at 10am.

To reserve your place on either bus please call 0191 427 8197 or email booking@theculturalspring.org.uk.