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26/02/2015 - 20:03
An award winning adaption of Homer’s masterpiece ‘The Odyssey’ comes to Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 26 March. But Theatre Ad Infinitum’s production ‘Odyssey’ is an epic story with a difference...
The Caravan Gallery rolls into the NGCA Sunderland
26/02/2015 - 19:52
In March 2015, artists The Caravan Gallery will reveal work citywide across Sunderland in conjunction with both a major exhibition of their work at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, and a new...
Recollected Work from the Arts Council Collection and Crafts Council. Image '64 Compartment', 1998. Image Copyright Heini Schneebeli, Courtesy of Crafts Council
26/02/2015 - 13:00
A wonderful new exhibition that combines both works from the Arts Council Collection and Crafts Council will open Sunday 22 March at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Artists and crafts people...
University trilogy by Oscar winner
25/02/2015 - 15:16
Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam is presenting a series of free lectures at the University of Sunderland over the next month, designed to inspire people to become involved in the...
24/02/2015 - 09:44
Statue of Liberty, Times Square, MoMA, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and refuel by dining at a diner. New York will become so much closer this summer when direct five days a week flights from Newcastle...
23/02/2015 - 17:26
A brand new production which has taken inspiration from first-time mums and dads from the north east will tour around the region next month opening on Thursday 5 March at Arts Centre Washington....
One of the North East's top venues presents 'Local Music Presents...'
19/02/2015 - 14:20
Sunderland community radio station 107 Spark FM will hold its very first ‘Local Music Presents…’ event on Friday 13 March – bringing their popular radio show to a live audience for the first time....
Washington on Film copyright NEFA
18/02/2015 - 18:02
The North East Film Archive (NEFA) have teamed up with the Washington Trust to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Washington becoming a New Town. To mark the milestone, the archive have brought...

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