Alexander Beard

Interview: Esther Johnson on making the North East’s most personal film, Asunder

Interview: Esther Johnson on making the North East’s most personal film, Asunder

The First World War was such a far-reaching and impactful conflict that the personal stories of those involved often get lost among the statistics, as do the specific regions of Britain that the war effected. It was with this in mind that respected filmmaker Esther Johnson set about creating Asunder, the story of what happened […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Art Centre Washington reveal Christmas line up

Art Centre Washington reveal Christmas line up

Arts Centre Washington has released its Christmas listings for this year. The line up varies from a Christmas fair to concerts and live theatre. On December 4 COZYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra) will perform an array of Christmas classics to get audiences in the Christmas spirit. COZYJO supports some of the cities most […]

 Tor Bainbridge

North East Rising comes to Independent, Sunderland

North East Rising comes to Independent, Sunderland

Rowan McCabe’s new show North East Rising is set to take stage at Independent, Sunderland on September 16 as part of Sunderland Stages. Based on North East characters and culture, the show is a mixture of performance poetry, theatre and stand up. In association with Arts Centre Washington, North East Rising is said to be […]

 Tor Bainbridge

CHOIR comes to Arts Centre Washington

CHOIR comes to Arts Centre Washington

  Described as a ‘deliciously dark new comedy’, CHOIR comes to Arts Centre Washington. Presented by Encounter Productions, CHOIR is an exploration of community and companionship. Said to be both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time, as one man strives to find his voice through song, story telling and spoons. The one-man play stars […]

 Sarah Bailey

Lydia's House Brings Struggles Of Real Sunderland Women To Arts Centre Washington

Lydia's House Brings Struggles Of Real Sunderland Women To Arts Centre Washington

Lydia’s House, a new play written by Janet Plater which begins its regional tour in June, is aiming to bring to life the untold stories of some of Sunderland’s most economically and socially deprived women. By following the true tales of five women who are given a second chance at life by working on The […]