Released: Sunday 24th April 2016 at 13:00
Museums at Night is an annual national initiative which sees cultural venues across the UK open their doors after hours. This year National Glass Centre will be celebrating all that is ‘Made in Sunderland’.
Saturday 14 May will see a whole host of activities throughout the riverside venue. Excitingly National Glass Centre has teamed up with Sunderland Library Services and North East Film Archive to bring another showing of Sunderland on Film.
Over 350 people have already enjoyed this trip back in time, reliving the amazing sights and sounds of Wearside selected from a remarkable collection of archive films from the 20th century. The film show reveals a fascinating portrait of Sunderland and surrounding towns featuring local communities and landmark events.
Sunderland on Film is a portrait of the people of Wearside, from the remarkable shipyard workers of Bartram and Sons, some with more than 50 years’ experience, who you’ll see build and launch the Mocamedes just after the Second World War, to the loyal supporters of the Black Cats in 1937 and 1973 as they cheered their team to FA Cup success at Wembley from the pubs, clubs and living rooms back at home.
Sunderland on Film will be screening at 11.00 and 14.00 and tickets are £4 and are available to purchase online via National Glass Centre’s website.
The fun filled family day will include a craft fair, including students’ and local artists' work as well as National Glass Centre Studio Glass. Family activities such as painting on glass workshops, miners’ lamp making, family trails and face painting will be available from 10.00 – 17.00.
Collections of memorabilia will be available from both SAFC Fans Museum and Living Histories North East. Visitors will be encouraged to engage with the interactive displays, getting the unique chance to try on football legends’ shirts such as Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini, Charlie Hurley and Ian Porterfield. Living Histories will be providing clippy mat making and book binding workshops for all ages.
National Glass Centre’s expert glass blowers will also be demonstrating the traditional art of Muff and Crown glass blowing. These free demonstrations will be available at 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00.
The event aims to be a day with something for everyone, bringing together the community to celebrate all that is ‘Made in Sunderland’.
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