Art

 

Sunderland café closes after only few months in business

Sunderland café closes after only few months in business

Flavours and Fables in Sunderland has closed its doors after only being open for a few months. The social enterprise café based on St Thomas Street did have a crowd funding project running to help them with providing for the community, but they had to remove it. Susan Ross, the manager of the café, said: “Unfortunately, […]

 Amy Thompson

Newcastle Laing Art Gallery is first venue in UK to host Da Vinci collection

Newcastle Laing Art Gallery is first venue in UK to host Da Vinci collection

Newcastle Laing Art Gallery is the first venue in the UK to host an exhibition of ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in the Royal Collection, which will travel from Windsor Castle to Tyneside for a new exhibition. The ten drawings have been selected to show the scope of the artist’s interests, from painting and […]

 Sophie Dishman

Sunderland school children create quilt for Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunderland school children create quilt for Holocaust Memorial Day

School children in Sunderland have created a quilt to help raise awareness of Holocaust Memorial Day on next week. Pupils from Grangetown Primary have created the patchwork quilt, designing individual squares based on the memories and experiences of Jewish children who fled to Britain to escape Nazi persecution before the Second World War. The children were asked to think […]

 Sophie Dishman

Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year

Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year

The city of Sunderland will be hosting its first ever Chinese New Year celebrations to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.  A full programme of events including an appearance by dragons and traditional lion dancing will take place at Keel Square on Sunday, Feb 7, with the hope that hundreds of families will turn up and enjoy […]

 Sophie Dishman

Top 10 Books of 2015

Top 10 Books of 2015

Books have been popular this year despite the rise of the Kindle and other technology-driven ways to read books. Here the top 10 books of 2015 from the team at Northern Lights!  1. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. This may be one of the most successful books of the year. It’s a captivating […]

 Sophie Dishman

Preview: Sunderland Then And Now display

Preview: Sunderland Then And Now display

Sunderland: Then And Now display begins at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens on Saturday, December 19.  The exhibition is a display of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints from the city’s collection illustrating how the city has developed over the centuries. It shows views across Sunderland from the 1700s until the present day. Displays include […]

 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. […]