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Footloose: Electric performance gains a standing ovation on opening night

Footloose: Electric performance gains a standing ovation on opening night

Synchronised dancing, perfect harmonies and a love triangle that leaves you on the brink of your seat, the cast of Footloose brought impeccable energy to the Sunderland Empire on Tuesday October 11.

The world-famous musical comes to town this week and defines what dancing really is all about as underdog Luke Baker lights up the stage at the Sunderland Empire. Adapted from the hit moving picture, Director Racky Plews conveys Dean Pitchford’s artistic dream to the big stage with a spectacular cast. Luke Baker, Hannah Price, Joanna […]

 Sophie Dishman

Natalie Bennett – “This Government really doesn’t get culture.”

Natalie Bennett – “This Government really doesn’t get culture.”

Natalie Bennett, the leader of the Green Party spoke about climate change at a recent event at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. She spoke to Sophie Dishman about the arts and culture sector in Britain, the Spending Review cuts and the impact of leaving the EU on the sector. S: What do you think of […]

 Pamela Bilalova

Farewell to the Monty: photographer Nat Wilkins explores last mine in Northumberland

  Words and photos by Pamela Bilalova and Stela Taneva   Solo Arts Exhibition welcomed Nat Wilkins and his latest documentary project in Holmeside coffee last night. The exhibition consists of 20 photographs, exploring one of the last privately owned mines high up in the North Pennies. “I think it’s really interesting, it’s the last […]