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Take 2 Teaser – Sunderland Yesteryear on Film


Sep 2, 2016

A SECOND volume of Sunderland film memories can be seen as part of the Sunderland Literature and Creative Writing Festival.

The festival, which runs from the end of September to the end of October, features dozens of talks, workshops, readings or hands-on events, and most are free.

Sunderland on Film Take 2, which runs for 90 minutes, premieres at the historic Quayside Exchange in High Street East on Friday 30 September at 2.30 and 6.30pm.

It follows the successful and sell-out festival screening of Sunderland on Film at the Minster last year. Take 2 also features footage of Wearside at play, at work in shipyards and factories, and the 1973 FA Cup team’s triumphant homecoming.

Tickets for Sunderland on Film Take 2 are £6 and available from the City Library in Fawcett Street, or from: www.ticketsource.co.uk

A taster of the film, which has been compiled with the North East Film Archive, can be seen at: https://youtu.be/B44BxZPwSlQ

Councillor John Kelly, who oversees the City Council’s Culture Portfolio, said: “As Sunderland looks to the future with a bid for City of Culture, we can take a look at our past with this second volume of film memories.

“Last year’s premiere was a very, very popular event and it sold-out quickly.

“We have two screenings this year for Sunderland on Film Take 2 and we hope people can join us at the Exchange for this look at all our yesterdays.

“The screenings are a great way to start this year’s festival and we’ve worked closely with many others for a very entertaining and diverse programme of events.”

A DVD with highlights from the two films will be on sale at the launch. Priced at £12.99, proceeds help support the festival.

Altogether, there are more than 100 Events at the Literature and Creative Writing Festival from talks, lectures, family history taster sessions, music and singing for young children, reading and creative writing groups, to poetry sessions and craft workshops.

Visitors to the city’s Central Library can also learn more at the festival’s ‘pop-up shop’ (a link to a PDF of the festival booklet is below).

The festival is running in parallel with the Sunderland Illuminations which begin on Saturday 24 September and finish on Saturday 5 November.

By Emily