Art

 Jordan Davidson

A Retrospective on Star Wars – Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith review

Finally we’ve come to the end of our journey into the prequel trilogy, it can’t get any worse can it?… I’m happy to say that this is not the case, Revenge of the Sith is, by far, my favourite of the prequels. Taking place at the tail end of the Clone Wars, which begun at […]

 Sophie Dishman

Interview: Shirley Atkinson on Creative Futures

Interview: Shirley Atkinson on Creative Futures

  The Creative Futures launch at the Houses of Parliament was attended by the vice-chancellor of the University of Sunderland, Shirley Atkinson.  Sophie Dishman and Laura Wilson interviewed her about the Creative Futures report. They also asked her about what the University of Sunderland is doing to support the creative industries within the North East […]

 Sophie Dishman

Review: Look and Inspire

Review: Look and Inspire

Look and Inspire is a pin hole photography exhibition based in the Open Gallery at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. It is being presented by The Art Studio Sunderland and shows the changing city of Sunderland. The images were created by residents of Sunderland using cameras they had built themselves from recycled materials. Jo Howell […]

 

LISTEN: Theatre Space North East reaches target for new project

LISTEN: Theatre Space North East reaches target for new project

Theatre Space North East have met their funding target for their new project – ‘Collective Space’. The organisation is looking to renovate an old industrial building in Nile Street, in Sunderland so it can be turned into a community rehearsal space. They have raised over £2000 to pay for electrical, plumbing and other building works. […]

 Amie

REVIEW: Username: Evie

REVIEW: Username: Evie

Joe Sugg, known as ThatcherJoe on YouTube, recently brought out his own graphic novel named Username: Evie. He is known on YouTube as ‘Zoella’s younger brother’ or ‘the guy who does the funny pranks’. As you may already know, many Youtubers lately bring out personal merchandise and books – but this book is something different, […]

 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 […]

 Sophie Dishman

Review and Interviews from NGCA Presents

Review and Interviews from NGCA Presents

The National Gallery for Contemporary Arts held their NGCA Presents open mic night on Thursday October 22. The event was originally set up so that people could talk “about anything they wanted to” said curator for the gallery, George Vasey. It provides creative people in Sunderland with a “platform [to] talk about their work” as […]

 Sophie Dishman

An Interview with the NGCA Presents Organisers

An Interview with the NGCA Presents Organisers

The second NGCA Presents open mic night happened on Thursday October 22 with over 25 people attending. The event which was hosted by the National Gallery for Contemporary Art was held at Holmeside Coffee gave people the opportunity to hear about what creative people are doing in Sunderland and allowed people to network with other […]

 Jack Asbery

Culture Awards: David Almond, Great North Passion and Nadine Shah among winners

Culture Awards: David Almond, Great North Passion and Nadine Shah among winners

Sunderland Minister hosted the ninth Journal Cultural Awards last night (June 30). Having been held in Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham since 2007, it was Sunderland’s turn to host the award ceremony which recognises North East talent and dedication. Guests were treated to a wide variety of performances, from drama to art and writing, as well […]

 Rachael Harker

Review: SOLO presents Adam Wilson Holmes

Review: SOLO presents Adam Wilson Holmes

Adam Wilson Holmes opened up the five night exhibition on Monday (April 27) at INDEPENDENT in Sunderland. Numbers slowly flocked in. A great turn out for the first exhibition Adam has done by himself. There was a charming offer of different flavoured milk on entry as background and current information was the next thing that […]