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 […]

The University of Sunderland is today backing international calls for the release of its visiting Professor of Photography from a Bangladeshi jail. Shahidul Alam, an internationally-renowned Bangladeshi photographer, photojournalist, activist, and friend of the University, has been in police custody since August 5, 2018. He was arrested after an interview he gave to Al Jazeera, […]

University of Sunderland 3rd Year Photography students open their final degree show exhibition on 15th June 2018. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the emerging photographers graduating from the University of Sunderland to showcase their undoubted talents,” said Noura Petridi, Exhibition Co-Ordinator. The exhibition, Lux, opens on Friday 15th June 2018 at 6.00pm at Priestman […]

Live on this week’s ArtyParti: Hear all about the Spectrum Cultural Hub – a fantastic network of artists who all share studio space at a converted office block in Seaham.  Strength in numbers – especially when there’s a fantastic view! Tomorrow, you are invited to visit Spectrum Cultural Hub for their end-of-year event & exhibition; […]

ArtyParti is a weekly radio show celebrating participatory arts in the north east. Today’s guests, discussing creative restoration, the Canny Space, Black History Month, and how to share artwork: Ola Olayanju, Sunderland-based artist & recent MA Photography graduate from the University of Sunderland. Ola’s work explores race, religion & lifestyle choices. Also, two guests from […]



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