Sophie Dishman

Top 5 galleries in North East to take him or her to on Valentine’s

Top 5 galleries in North East to take him or her to on Valentine’s

This Valentine’s Day, why not go along to a gallery? We have made a list of top 5 galleries in the North East to take your Valentine to on Valentine’s Day. Laing Art Gallery – Newcastle Where: New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG – www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing-art-gallery.html. Situated on Newgate Street, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, lies […]

 Sophie Dishman

Wearside author Sheila Quigley to give talk in Sunderland

Wearside author Sheila Quigley to give talk in Sunderland

Wearside author Sheila Quigley is to give a talk about her new crime novel at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. She will be talking about the location that inspired her latest book, The Sound Of Silence. The talk will take place on Saturday, January 16, at 10.30am in the Glass Yard. Quigley became famous […]

 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 […]

 Tom Lainchbury

Review: Transition II by Magdalene Odundo @ National Glass Centre

A wet and windy day in Sunderland is as good a time as any to take advantage of the warmth of the city’s National Glass Centre. The rainy conditions we see up north so frequently continue inside however, with a watery theme in Transition II by Magdalene Odundo. The exhibition is a visually impressive collection […]

 Northern Lights

Magdalene Odundo Transition II a "huge success" at the National Glass Centre

Magdalene Odundo Transition II a "huge success" at the National Glass Centre

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okLHpDSxp8s] Words: Paul Barclay, Emily Duffy, Lauren Gosling, Victoria Gosling. Magdalene Odundo’s Transition II exhibition at the National Glass Centre has been a “huge success”. The centre welcomed the latest exhibition by Magdalene Odundo, one of Britain’s leading ceramic artists, on October 11. For the past three years, Magdalene has experimented with glass art, previously resulting in the […]

 Northern Lights

Sunderland glass artist aids successful exhibition at the National Glass Centre

Sunderland glass artist aids successful exhibition at the National Glass Centre

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okLHpDSxp8s] Words: Paul Barclay, Emily Duffy, Victoria Gosling, Lauren Gosling. Sunderland based glass artist, James Maskrey, recently helped to create a large-scale exhibition at The National Glass Centre in Sunderland. The successful exhibition created by Magdalene Odundo, who is a ceramics artist, has been on display since October 11, 2014 and is on display […]

 Tor Bainbridge

A beginners guide to art venues in the North East

A beginners guide to art venues in the North East

You may have lived here for years or you may just be visiting, either way the North East has a host of art venues that you simply can’t ignore. We’ve gathered just a small few we think you should visit: BALTIC One of the North East’s top contemporary art centres. BALTIC has no permanent collections, […]

 Neale McGeever

National Glass Centre Celebrates Anniversary With £1million Funding Success

National Glass Centre Celebrates Anniversary With £1million Funding Success

The National Glass Centre and University Of Sunderland have been awarded £1,045,891 as part of the Art Council England’s National portfolio which should secure the Glass Centre’s future until 2018. This comes a year after the centre was re-opened, following a £2.3 million re-development.  The centre has so far seen 200,000 visitors and are set […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Northumbria University's Michael Johnson To Give Free Talk At The National Glass Centre

Northumbria University's Michael Johnson To Give Free Talk At The National Glass Centre

Have you ever admired the beauty and craftsmanship of the stained glass windows in the many churches throughout the city? Then you may be interested in this month’s Heritage Talk, which will explore the meaning behind these historic glass masterpieces. For this unusual historic overview of this beautiful yet often overlooked art-form Michael Johnson, Lecturer […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Glass In The Garden – National Glass Centre Teams Up With Alnwick Garden

Glass In The Garden – National Glass Centre Teams Up With Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland needs your help to create 1000 baubles to adorn their special Christmas tree display in October. It may seem too soon to start thinking about the festive season when we’re still waiting for the summer to arrive, however the National Glass Centre and Alnwick Garden are working together to create […]