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The Wedding Singer at Sunderland Empire
17/06/2016 - 14:59
Step back in time and get ready for the biggest party in town! A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer will  tour  the  UK  in  2017  including  one  week  only at Sunderland Empire  from...
Record numbers of rare wading bird spotted
16/06/2016 - 16:36
The highest numbers ever of a bird once declared as an extinct breeding species in the UK have been recorded at WWT Washington Wetland Centre. WWT Washington Wetland Centre welcomed the first of its...
Win tickets to see The Sound of Music at Sunderland Empire
27/05/2016 - 14:50
You can win a pair of tickets to see timeless classic The Sound of Music at Sunderland Empire on Tuesday 21 June 2016. Bill Kenwright’s production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time,...
Bring your little ones to meet ours this half term
27/05/2016 - 13:12
Downy duckling days are on this May half-term at WWT Washington Wetland Centre with new life stirring all around the wetland nature reserve. There’s no cuter sight than a tiny fluffy chick taking its...
The End of the Pier
24/05/2016 - 17:41
The End of the Pier is a brand new comedy written by award winning Washington playwright Neil Armstrong which comes to Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 23 June as part of a regional tour. Edith and...
Otterly exciting celebrations at Washington Wetland Centre
23/05/2016 - 13:37
An otterly exciting day was had at WWT Washington Wetland Centre yesterday with first birthday celebrations for Asian short-clawed otter Ruby. Ruby, named in celebration of the centre’s 40th...
Families to flock for free fun day
19/05/2016 - 15:56
KIDS of all ages can unleash their inner-action heroes at Roker’s Bede’s Cross, which is being transformed into a hive of family friendly fun, next Bank Holiday weekend.  The event which will be...
Beaches among the best
19/05/2016 - 10:09
Sunderland's beautiful beaches have received national recognition as among the best in Britain. The historic sands of Roker and Seaburn have picked up national awards for their high water quality,...


Did you know?

Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.


RT : First day of install of Fiona Crisp's solo show 'Material Sight' in the new NGCA gallery... preview Friday 23 March… 11 hours 23 min ago
RT : Sat 3 March from 10am-4pm, 'Mind, Body and Soul'. A perfect way to re-energise yourself, various activities inc yog… 16 hours 16 min ago
Registrations for Penshaw Bowl are now open! It’s a free event, taking place on Good Friday, 30 March at Herrington… 3 days 19 hours ago
RT : The Nose That Nobody Picked is a rip-snorting family musical adapted for the stage from the award-winning book by D… 5 days 10 hours ago
RT : Watch at 8pm tomorrow, (Thursday, February 15) to see the Red Arrows feature in the latest episode of Sea C… 5 days 10 hours ago
Fantastic news today, can’t wait to see Elmer and his pals trumpeting around the North East 5 days 19 hours ago
Ooh this looks like another tasty Restaurant Week! 6 days 10 hours ago
RT : Don't miss the amazing hour long on BBC 2 at 8pm this Thursday. 6 days 10 hours ago
RT : A trip to Roker Pier & Lighthouse is a brilliant day out for all the family this half-term. Nothing will beat Downe… 1 week 20 hours ago
RT : Come and join us for some fun and make a pirate portrait! 🏴‍☠️We're in the pottery gallery all day, the a… 1 week 20 hours ago
RT : The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Sunderland on Wednesday 21st February, where they will officially open… 1 week 2 days ago
Amazing opportunities to dine and sail on the spectacular Tall Ships this summer 1 week 4 days ago
Making plans for half-term? We’ve got some great suggestions! 1 week 4 days ago
RT : Come along to Bright Sparks family fun event this Saturday from 10am for a day of activities and cha… 1 week 5 days ago
RT : The is almost upon us! Come and join in the celebrations for on Sat 17 Feb, 11am to 3… 1 week 5 days ago


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