Frankie looking forward to Summer Streets Date

The home-grown headliners of a popular Sunderland music festival are looking forward to a rare appearance in their home city. Frankie and the Heartstrings are appearing at this year’s Summer Streets festival, which will be held on Saturday, July 15, in Thompson Park, Southwick. Lead singer Frankie Francis was excited at the prospect: “The Heartstrings… Read more

Live at the Bandstand

We’ll be at Barnes Park in Sunderland for the free family fun day SEE Event on Saturday 1st July 10am – 5pm. We’re very pleased to be co-ordinating the music and entertainment programme as part of the SEE Event. The event, organised by Sunderland City Council’s West Area Committee, takes place in Barnes Park, Sunderland…. Read more

£13,000 of Your Art support for local groups

MORE than £13,000 has been awarded to community groups by an award-winning arts project. The Cultural Spring, an Arts Council England funded project working to increase engagement in the arts in Sunderland and South Tyneside, has been supporting local communities to shape, lead and programme arts events in their areas through its Your Art scheme… Read more

Summer Culture Workshops unveiled

AN award-winning arts project has launched an exciting line-up of workshops to keep you busy over the coming summer months. The Cultural Spring, a three-year Arts Council-funded project aiming to encourage and increase participation in the arts in ten wards on South Tyneside and Wearside, has a wide variety of artistic workshops for people to… Read more

Call Out for Evaluators

The Cultural Spring are looking for an experienced programme evaluator to evaluate our projects. You can find details of what the role entails by downloading this PDF document. To apply for the role of Evaluator please provide the following information: A CV or company biography, demonstrating your track record An outline of the approach you… Read more

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