Spring and Summer Workshop Programme Published

THE CULTURAL SPRING HAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR YOU! IF the light nights are encouraging you out of the house, but you can’t find anything to do, then an arts initiative working on South Tyneside may well have something for you. The Cultural Spring, a three-year Arts Council-funded project aiming to encourage and increase participation in… Read more

Sunderland College Students perform in RUSH

COLLEGE IN A RUSH TO PERFORM  MORE THAN 40 Sunderland students are rehearsing their parts in an Easter Day dance spectacular.   Students at Sunderland College have been rehearsing for weeks for the culmination of Rush, a six-month project looking at mass action and how arts and culture can provide an alternative to violent protest…. Read more

Rush workshops

  Our parkour movement spectacular, RUSH, is starting to take shape. Taking place in St. Hilda’s, South Shields on Easter Sunday at 8.30pm, we’re working with professional dance choreographers Southpaw and world renowned producers Event International to create an incredible piece. Its not too late for you to get involved. If you’d like to be… Read more

The Seam with Gareth Davies-Jones

Saturday 21st February, 7.30pm at Boldon Community Association Singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones performs his new collection of songs inspired by a Residency at the Mining Institute’s world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads,… Read more

Try something new in 2015 – The Cultural Spring Workshops

If your New Year resolution is to try something different, then an arts initiative working on South Tyneside may well have something for you. You can get involved in glass making, ceramics, jewellery, singing or learning a new instrument, and the majority of the workshops are free. Some have a small charge to cover the… Read more

Bring The Happy

  We’re opening the doors to Bring The Happy, our newest project, on Monday 19th January 2015. Based in three locations, Bring The Happy will record the happiest memories of Sunderland and South Tyneside. These memories will be stored online and worked into a musical extravaganza taking place at NorthShore, Sunderland on 26th, 27th and… Read more


RUSH IS ON FOR DANCERS HUNDREDS of local dancers will play a leading role in a spectacular live show performed in South Shields next Easter Sunday. The live performance will be the culmination of a six-month project called Rush which will be looking at how arts and culture can provide a non-violent alternative to protest… Read more


A trio of nationally-respected artists has just completed a huge mural on a quiet Sunderland street. The mural has been painted on to a wall on Portobello Lane, behind Tesco on Newcastle Road, by street artists Frank Styles, Kayleigh Doughty (known as Artista) and Alf Huntley, a Hetton street artist known as Eyez. The artwork… Read more