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New writing club opens doors at Independent

New writing club opens doors at Independent

Holmeside Writers began on Wednesday, February 5, with 11 eager attendees ready for a session of creative writing. The new writing club is based at Holmeside Coffee, ground floor of Independent, and will run monthly, allowing all forms of writers to socialise and collaborate and to critique their written work. […]

Sunderland University's "RAG" week gets underway

Sunderland University's "RAG" week gets underway

The 2014 Sunderland University Student Union’s “Raise and Give” (RAG) week kicks off today with plenty of activities promised for students. Student volunteers have spent today collecting for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) across both campuses for “Wear it Red Day” before a charity piggy bank tonight at North Shore, which includes […]

The Bridges shopping centre in Sunderland

The Bridges to introduce 'busking'

The Bridges shopping centre is opening its doors to musicians for the first time by setting up a new busking initiative. The scheme will see artists from across the country playing music inside the shopping centre in Sunderland city centre. Both local and national musicians are being given the opportunity […]

David Parfitt. Photo Credit: Ganesh Rao.

Wearsiders meet Sunderland Oscar Winner

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131404364″] Wearsiders met Sunderland’s only Oscar winner David Parfitt at the University of Sunderland’s Murray Library on Thursday night. About 80 people was given a special screening of his latest film, The Whisper Times. It is a story, set during the First World War, about a newspaper that was […]