Author: Spark

Our work experience student, Bethan Baker, looks at Sunderland’s thriving art scene. Due to Sunderland’s repute as the home of the Stadium of Light and the Black Cats, the city is perhaps not seen as synonymous with great art and culture; despite this, in the recent years Sunderland has gained national fame for holding the […]

As Britain gears up for another summer of festivals, work experience student Ewan Wishart looks back on his first festival experience. Last summer I set off for my first experience of a music festival. Anticipation had been building from the moment the line-up of ‘Leeds fest’ was revealed. Ultimately, among my peers, it had been […]

Written by Samantha Chapman Two men have been charged with the murder of Connor Brown, 18, from Sunderland. Connor was found behind The Borough pub in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning after an alleged stabbing. He was taken into hospital but later died from his injuries, which police say are […]

Firefighters have been sent out overnight to tackle a blaze at the Peacocks store in Sunderland City Centre. Smoke was seen coming out of the roof tiles and eyewitness statements say that the fire may have been started from the rear of the building. Greggs, Fona Pizza, and The Salvation Army were also on site […]

Words by Hebe Fryer On Monday, December, 10, I was lucky enough to attend my very own film premiere, at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. I was one of 15 young people from all over the North East to meet every Saturday from September to December as part of Tyneside Cinema’s Documentary Academy. Our task was […]

Words by Ann-Christin Korsing Snow Patrol are on their UK/Ireland Tour with their album Wildness, which was published in May. First stop: Newcastle. The crowd slowly filled the Metro Radio Arena while entertained by two pre-acts: Roe and Foy Vance, both Irish singers like Snow Patrol. Roe was clearly touched: “I try not to cry” […]

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, returns to Sunderland Empire for an exclusive and final North East engagement from Thursday 6 September for 4 weeks only. Since its premiere in Manchester in 2013, this gigantic and celebrated touring production, involving over 100 […]

Robert Temple is a comedy hypnotist that promises to take his subjects to the greatest acting school in the world, allowing them to work with their imaginations to the very best of their abilities while providing the perfect comedy backdrop. Genuinely funny, Robert Temple offers an evening for people to lose their inhibitions and laugh (and […]


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