‘Go & See’ to The Northern Children’s Book Festival Gala Day

The 32nd annual Northern Children’s Book Festival takes place this autumn and we have arranged free bus travel to the Gala Day at Middlesbrough Library and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) on Saturday, November 19. The free Gala Day will be an opportunity for families to get actively involved in creative sessions run by… Read more

Take part in our Cultural Spring Survey

Have you taken part in one of our workshops, events or commissions? We’d love to hear your own thoughts and experiences on The Cultural Spring and the work that we do. We have a survey available that will help us with future events in our Phase 2 of The Cultural Spring and for you to… Read more

Volunteer Opportunities for WordPlay

The Cultural Spring’s newest commission WordPlay takes place next Thursday 3rd November at 6.30pm in South Shields Market Square. WordPlay will be a collaboration with South Tyneside Council, Southpaw Dance Company, and Event International who were responsible for the breath-taking and award winning mass-movement performance RUSH from April 2015 as part of the project. The project… Read more

Funding Extended to 2020

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been given an extension to The Cultural Spring for a further three years. The initiative is part of a national Arts Council scheme, Creative People and Places, designed to improve access to the arts in areas where a lack of provision has resulted in low participation. The Cultural Spring, representing… Read more

Community Get Togethers

The Cultural Spring wants to talk to YOU. We’re holding a number of informal Community Get Togethers over the next few weeks which will allow you to come and talk to us about our events, community workshops, commissions and more. You can also help us to plan for 2017 onwards. The Community Get Togethers will… Read more

Introductions: Call for Artists!

We are currently looking for a range of artists based in the North East to get involved in our brand new project, Introductions and we are particularly interested in working with those of you who we have not previously engaged with! Creativity and arts are an important part of our lives and this project provides… Read more

Get involved with WordPlay!

Drawing upon the rich heritage and literary connections of South Tyneside the brand new mass-movemenet peformance from The Cultural Spring, WordPlay! is set to take place this November to celebrate the opening of The Word, The National Centre For The Written Word. WordPlay! aims to capture the same atmosphere, visual spectacle and impact which was delivered… Read more

Film Making Opportunity

We’re looking to commission a film maker(s), to create a short film capturing the third year of our CPP programme and a documentary style film about our  programme from 2014-2016. Year Three Film: To capture this current year of our programme and create a compelling picture of the breadth of activity that has happened and is… Read more

Bowie, Bush, You? An opportunity to be taught by Lindsay Kemp

We are very excited to be hosting 2 free public workshops on the 23rd and 24th of September at Boldon Community Association with the legendary Lindsay Kemp as part of our Autumn workshop programme. Having not only taught David Bowie and Kate Bush to dance, Kemp has also influenced several other artists, performers, acrobats, and dancers… Read more

What does Brexit mean for Arts and Culture?

An interesting opportunity has arisen to give our views about what culture means to Sunderland. How Cultural Spring and Sunderland’s Cultural Partnership has enabled people to access new experiences and opportunities and whether the Brexit vote will make any difference to the cultural offer in the City –  particularly in light of the news coverage… Read more