Sunderland charity celebrates thirty years of making people smile

“The place with the shark in the window” is celebrating a milestone birthday.
The Art Studio is marking thirty years of using the power of arts to reach out to those with mental health issues.
Three decades ago, the studio started life as an artist’s residency with Derek Hill at the former Cherry Knowle Hospital in Ryhope, and has snowballed into a charity that has helped thousands of people in Wearside and County Durham to tap into their creative side.
Now based in Lombard Street, Hendon, it is best-known for its location in Hind Street in the city centre where its papier-mâché shark in... read more

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