UNIVERSITY Mental Health Day is today – and it’s a joint campaign by UK student mental health charities Student Minds and The University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) to make mental health a university-wide priority. ‘Take A Breath’ – a song to put a smile on students’ faces for this […]
Author: Samantha Boal
Sunderland Pride to host virtual Christmas party this weekend
SUNDERLAND Pride are set to put on a virtual Christmas Party after having to cancel their annual summer event due to Covid-19. THE Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on most people, and that includes those within the LGBT+ community. A summer that should have been filled with […]
Hansel and Gretel show goes on in socially-distanced tent across region
WITH entertainment venues having to remain closed due to Covid-19, theatre company Theatre Space North East have come up with the idea of hosting socially-distanced shows in mobile tents at locations across the North East. AFTER receiving help from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, the Sunderland-based theatre company Theatre […]
We love the NHS – but there’s a new ‘elf service’ in town for Christmas!
WITH a large number of Christmas events being cancelled, Sunderland-born dancer Jennifer Foulds has found a way of bringing the festive magic directly to your front door in a Covid-safe way. JENNIFER Foulds, 27, is used to working in performing arts, but – along with so many of her […]
PM’s ‘shipbuilding renaissance’: will Sunderland re-launch a lost industry?
BORIS Johnson may have raised hopes that shipbuilding could make a surprise return to the North East, with his pledge today to “restore Britain’s position as the foremost naval power in Europe”. The Prime Minister told MPs he intends to raise defence spending by £24.1billion pounds over the next […]
Christmas for shoppers and families in Sunderland now a virtual reality
Following the success of the monster trail to mark Halloween, Sunderland Bid is now creating a virtual Christmas full of magical creatures. Sam Boal went to meet some of them. DUE to coronavirus, the run-up to Christmas is different to most years – but there are still plenty of […]
Sunderland Gift Card an early Christmas gift for city businesses
The gift card scheme will be available to businesses across Sunderland. SUNDERLAND is the first city in the North East to launch its own gift card scheme, in a bid to boost its local economy. The city’s Business Improvement District (Bid) and council have teamed up with Miconex, who […]
Are you a student with a business plan? This is the right place – and right time!
ENTERPRISE Place, a department at the University of Sunderland, is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week in an effort to inspire and encourage potential business owners. Sam Boal spoke to Jenny Westgate, Enterprise Place co-ordinator, to get the low-down on this week’s events. ENTERPRISE Place is the hub at the university […]
Hair-do yourself a favour, Prime Minister – lock down your style!
EVERY time Boris Johnson is seen on our TV screens he looks as though he’s taken a trip through a wind tunnel, and we can’t be the only ones who’ve been tempted to send a hairbrush to 10 Downing Street (first class, of course). So, while he’s in track and […]
World Kindness Day 2020: 10 ways you can brighten up someone’s day!
TODAY is World Kindness Day, and what better way to celebrate than by putting a smile on other people’s faces and making their day? Sam Boal has a few ideas… IT’S unfortunate that this year World Kindness Day has fallen on Friday 13 – but we wouldn’t expect anything less […]