National Glass Centre

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National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland is a cultural attraction and venue with a difference. With glass at the heart of everything they do, celebrate Sunderland’s glass making heritage and explore the creative potential of this extraordinary material. Discover the origins, growth and legacy of glass making in Sunderland with their permanent exhibition, Stories of Glass in Sunderland. The newly renovated gallery spaces hosts international exhibitions, which presents the work of leading contemporary artists in glass and ceramics. Free glass blowing demonstrations run throughout the day and families can explore the exhibition spaces with themed tours and treasure hunts and play on the iconic glass roof.


“We’re delighted to be involved in such an exciting project that will support the great work of St Oswald’s Hospice. The Snowdog trail is a great opportunity to showcase our inspiring venue both to people from the region as well as visitors and we hope it will in turn, encourage people to explore other local tourist destinations. Our students will play an important role in the decoration of the Snowdog sculpture allowing them to showcase their artistic talents and we look forward to working in collaboration with other Tyne and Wear Venues to make the event a great success.” - Michelle Daurat, Interim Director and Head of Business and Operations at National Glass Centre

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A Wild in Art event delivered in partnership with St Oswald's Hospice Children’s Service. Proceeds from Great North Snowdogs will go towards supporting children with incurable conditions. 
‘The Snowman™ and The Snowdog’ © Snowdog Enterprises Ltd 2015. St Oswald’s Hospice is a registered charity, number: 503386.

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