How To Get Your Sunderland Culture Fix This April

Our friends over at Sunderland Culture have got a fun-filled line up for culture seekers to check out this month...
How To Get Your Sunderland Culture Fix This April

Paint The Town In Sound

The virtual walk-through tour of Sunderland Culture’s exhibition, Paint the Town in Sound, is waiting for you to experience and explore. This virtual experience enables you to explore the physical exhibition as if you were there, at any time, remotely on a digital device.

Paint the Town in Sound is a beautiful, colourful exhibition that explores the vibrant and often playful relationship between art and music and the direct links forged between musicians and artists taking Sunderland-based band Field Music’s own collaborations as a starting point to explore wider trends.

Artworks included in the exhibition are drawn from the Arts Council Collection and feature artists like Helen Cammock, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Mark Leckey and Susan Philipsz.

Plus, check out a specially curated playlist and podcasts by Field Music themselves to coincide with the exhibition!

To take the virtual tour visit:

How To Get Your Sunderland Culture Fix This April



Watch the award-winning film Asunder from the comfort of your home until 30 April and get 25% off with Sunderland Culture’s special discount code.

Asunder 1916 explores the legacy of World War One by weaving together the stories of men, women and children from Sunderland – from the men who fought in the trenches, to the women who stayed behind to work in the region’s shipyards and munitions factories.

Using unseen archive and contemporary footage of Sunderland and the North East, this unique film uncovers how the lives of ordinary people were irrevocably affected by the conflict.

Featuring an original soundtrack, the film brings together some of the region’s most exciting contemporary and classical musicians – Sunderland’s Mercury-nominated Field Music, Newcastle’s Warm Digits, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Cornshed Sisters.

Use the code SUNMUS25 to get your 25% discount and watch the film here:

How To Get Your Sunderland Culture Fix This April


Story Explorers

Sunderland Music Hub, Sunderland Libraries and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens are delighted to share with you their joint project, Story Explorers.

Story Explorers is a project for children aged 6 and under, created during lockdown when children, their families and carers are unable to visit their favourite Sunderland venues.

Story Explorers is a partnership project from Sunderland Music Hub, Sunderland Culture and Sunderland Libraries Services. It brings together storytelling and singalongs with some of the wonderful collections at Sunderland Libraries Services and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

Head to Sunderland Museum’s website to discover the latest Story Explorers video and look out for more stories coming soon!

How To Get Your Sunderland Culture Fix This April


Washington Youth Theatre – Online!

Calling all budding performers! Washington Youth Theatre is hosting online weekly sessions for 8-16 years olds to practice and develop their theatre skills, increase confidence, and make new friends.

The sessions will take place via Zoom and participants who have paid will receive a code to log in half an hour before the session starts via e-mail.

If your little one loves to perform, then they will love this. The weekly session takes place every Wednesday between 6-7pm. Participation costs £3.

For more information, visit:

How To Get Your Sunderland Culture Fix This April


Family Online Activities

Sunderland Culture has a range of fun and creative online activities that the whole family can get involved with from the comfort of your own home.

Over the past year, the brilliant teams from across the various Sunderland Culture venues have been working hard to create a whole array of activities, challenges and even bedtimes stories for families to enjoy. All of that, plus a great selection of family activities that you can take and enjoy outside in your garden or local park this spring and summer.

From scavenger hunts and colouring sheets to quirky creations and online workshops, there’s something for everyone to get involved with.

For more information or to get involved visit: 

How To Get Your Sunderland Culture Fix This April

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