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 Ewan Gleadow

Student Survival Podcast Interview – “We wanted to be the voice of the students”

Student Survival Podcast Interview – “We wanted to be the voice of the students”

Whilst cinemas remain closed, venues shut their doors for an alarming final time, and artists up and down the country struggle to find aid or support, a few Sunderland University students have pooled their resources together to make the Student Survival Podcast. I had the chance to ask one-fourth of the Student Survival team, Lucy […]

 Connor Bromley

MA Degree Show 2020: “My bedroom became my art studio”

MA Degree Show 2020: “My bedroom became my art studio”

Triple transplant survivor Linzi Saunders has achieved yet another incredible milestone in her life. Having already completed her Fine Art degree at the University of Sunderland, Linzi has just completed the final project towards her Masters in Fine Art degree. Her work is being exhibited as part of the annual MA Degree Shows, which highlights […]

 Northern Lights

WHATS ON: The National Glass Centre

WHATS ON: The National Glass Centre

We spoke to Laura Reed, the Marketing and Communications coordinator at The National Glass Centre. The Glass Centre are currently running events every day during the February half term and there will be more programmes and events for both adults and children held throughout the year during half term holidays. Each of the workshops are […]

 Sorina Mihaila

Halloween customs: Everything you need to know!

Halloween customs: Everything you need to know!

As a student studying abroad in the UK, Halloween is a completely foreign holiday for someone like me who comes from a different cultural environment where October 31st is just another day in the calendar. I heard about Halloween for the first time when my English teacher back home suggested we decorate our classrooms for […]

 Amy Robinson

Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire: Nothin’ But A Good Time

Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire: Nothin’ But A Good Time

Last night, on July 23rd, Sunderland Empire welcomed me into experiencing another one of their immersive productions, this production being the infamous musical Rock of Ages. Brought to the stage by Dan Looney, Adam Paulden, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Selladoor Worldwide  and Gavin Kalin, Rock of Ages follows aspiring rockstar Drew Boley (Luke Walsh), who is working as a busboy […]

 Lucie Simon

Emeli Sandé announced as University’s Chancellor

Emeli Sandé announced as University’s Chancellor

Emeli Sandé MBE, the multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter, is to become the University of Sunderland’s new Chancellor, following in the footsteps of Steve Cram CBE who steps down after 11 years in the role.   Emeli will be installed as Chancellor in a ceremony to be held during the University’s summer Academic Awards on […]

 Richard Bellis

Review: War Horse at the Sunderland Empire

Review: War Horse at the Sunderland Empire

The National Theatre’s production of War Horse returned to Sunderland as part of its UK tour. The play is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo. The story follows Albert, a young farm boy and his horse, Joey, through the Great War from 1914-1918. Starting in in 1912 with an auction, […]

 Kamron Kent

Sunderland ‘Til I Die – Review

Sunderland ‘Til I Die – Review

Any supporters who may not want to watch this documentary should definitely reconsider: it is gripping, must-see television for all fans. The series follows Sunderland Association Football Club and their downward spiral to the bottom of the English Championship, the second tier of English football, showing not only the business aspects of the club but […]

 Kamron Kent

Sunderland ‘Til I Die – Preview

Sunderland ‘Til I Die – Preview

With the many football documentaries spawning at present, such as ‘All or Nothing: Manchester City’ and ‘First Team: Juventus’, Sunderland Association Football Club is getting their own series, released on Netflix on December, 14. The documentary follows SAFC in a ‘fly on the wall’ type fashion, filming their catastrophic, 2017/18 ‘double relegation’ season in the […]

 Sarah Sinclair

Interview: Cathy Newman brings Bloody Brilliant Women to Durham Book Festival

Interview: Cathy Newman brings Bloody Brilliant Women to Durham Book Festival

Cathy Newman is still getting used to being asked the questions, as opposed to putting them across. “I definitely find it easier asking the questions,” she laughed, backstage in her dressing room at the Gala Theatre, Durham. The Channel 4 News presenter has been getting used to being the topic of conversation.  The organisers at […]