If you're looking for something a little different to do in the North East, I found the perfect place this morning in Sunderland! A little bit of culture with a twist is how I'd describe Deborah Cauchi's new gallery based in Sunniside in the city centre.
I was only meant to be heading into town to pick up some fruit from the market but decided to have a wander and see what was happening in the place I used to live while I was at uni. The gallery is opposite Sunderland's Old Post Office building and it's a gem... trust me!
Deborah is a trained fine artist, graduating locally at the University of Sunderland and while her contemporary human figure pieces are incredible... she also likes to play. There is a giant batman in the window and a space hopper hung on the wall! It's all rather quirky and lots of fun and I could have stayed for hours. Instead I purchased Mr.A a print of a lego man proudly displaying a Sunderland football shirt and headed to go do the shopping I was meant to.
There is something for everyone and I guarantee you'll love it. Prices start from only £2 so if you're looking for a unique gift for someone or fancy jazzing up your house a little, it's a great place to find something original. When you've finished at the gallery make sure to pop round Serendipity for a cup of tea and slice of cake - it's only in the next street! And if you head to see Deborah at her gallery, make sure you let her know Girl in the North sent you!