Summer Streets returns to Thompson Park!

The Summer Streets Festival returns to Thompson Park in Southwick on Saturday 15th July 12.30pm – 7pm! The festival is free entry and there is something for all the family to get involved with. There’ll be live music, fun workshops, delicious food and so much more! Ross Millard, from Sunderland based band The Futureheads, is… Read more

We’re looking for participants for The Fire Station opening!

The Cultural Spring alongside the MAC Trust are looking to commission an individual, organisation or partnership to lead an ambitious participatory programme that culminates in an exciting, large scale, public event in November 2017 to celebrate the opening of Sunderland’s new participatory arts space, The Fire Station.   You have until the 22nd of May… Read more

FabArt at The Word

Come along to these fantastic introductory workshops where you will examine architectural features – past and present – that can be turned into 3D printed chess pieces. See project regular details at South Shields CGI. Use high contrast photographs as your inspiration and visit Julia Northam’s popular page Fietscher Fotos of South Shields & Surrounding… Read more

Artistic Event Commission to open The Fire Station

Fire Station Opening Event & Participation Programme A Joint MAC Trust & Cultural Spring Commission Main Purpose of Commission The MAC Trust and The Cultural Spring wish to commission an individual, organisation or partnership to conceive and lead an ambitious participatory programme that culminates in an exciting, large scale, public event in November 2017 to… Read more

The Creative Space is now open!

Our new pop up shop is now open in The Bridges Shopping Centre for the next 6 weeks come along take a look and get involved! The pop up shop known as The Cultural Spring Creative Space will include an exhibition showcasing the work we have done over the last three years, fun arts workshops, film… Read more

Introductions Lead to Art Exhibition

We’re pleased to announce that our Introductions project will be having an exhibition at Haven Point Leisure Centre in South Shields! The exhibition launches on Tuesday 28th March until Saturday 1st April. The exhibition will be open 11am – 2pm each day. Introductions saw three South Tyneside based organisations work alongside three regional artists to create… Read more

The Journal Culture Awards 2017

We’re thrilled to have been made finalists for this years Journal Culture Awards! Inventors and A Great Night Out are both up for Best Event in Sunderland this year. Inventors was a project which saw local inventor Dominic Wilcox ask school children and people from Sunderland and South Tyneside to draw their own ideas and… Read more

Dominic Wilcox talk at Sunderland University

8th March 2017, Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s Inventors! creator and artist Dominic Wilcox will be heading to Sunderland University on the 8th of March! Dominic’s talk will take a high-speed journey through the Sunderland born artist and designer’s creative life so far, examining his constant search for… Read more

Low Simonside Community Association Open Day

The Cultural Spring is hosting a meet and greet event at Low Simonside Community Association on Saturday February 25th between 11am and 2pm. The event will have FREE classes on arts, crafts and music for all ages to take part. Come on down and take part in some brilliant workshops and even tell us what you would like to see… Read more

Come along to our Punk Workshops!

To celebrate the Punk 1976 – 78 Exhibition at Sunderland Libraries and Museum, we have commissioned a number of Punk inspired workshops which you can take part in. Punk Fashion Under the guidance of textile artist Sheila Biggs, you will use the imagery and spirit of punk to create new garments out of old. Explore… Read more