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The Journal Culture Awards coming to Sunderland
11/05/2015 - 12:13
The North East’s top awards evening for the cultural sector is coming to Sunderland… The Journal Culture Awards will take place at Sunderland Minster on Tuesday 30 June 2015. This is the first time...
Countdown to Foo Fighters Concert
07/05/2015 - 12:44
It’s less than three weeks until multi-Grammy award winning rock band, Foo Fighters, kick off their European Tour, Sonic Highways, on Wearside. The band, led by charismatic frontman, Dave Grohl, will...
Lighting up the skies in celebration
06/05/2015 - 15:50
The skies above Sunderland will be lit up as part of national celebrations for VE Day. Friday 8 May is the 70th anniversary of VE Day which marked the Allied Forces victory in Europe during the...
Big Bike Ride routes revealed
30/04/2015 - 16:58
Detailed routes have been released for one of the North East’s biggest cycling events, The Active Sunderland Big Bike Ride. The hugely popular event draws hundreds of cyclists each year to three...
Stadium of Light Sunderland
23/04/2015 - 12:47
It is just over a month until Sunderland welcomes one of the world’s biggest bands, Foo Fighters, to the Stadium of Light and regional businesses have come together to ensure that the city reaps the...
HMS Ocean returning for May Bank Holiday
23/04/2015 - 09:45
More than 300 officers and ratings from Sunderland's adopted warship HMS Ocean are to parade through the city centre. The freedom parade from 11am on Saturday 2 May is part of a Bank Holiday visit by...
Interior of the Ritz Cinema Sunderland
22/04/2015 - 13:06
May is local history month and Sunderland Heritage Forum and Sunderland City Council have organised a series of events to help people in Sunderland be more aware of their heritage. Local History...
‘The Producers’ becomes latest Broadway smash to hit Sunderland
20/04/2015 - 11:59
Sunderland Empire Theatre is to welcome a much acclaimed musical comedy starring Jason Manford and Phil Jupitus. Based on Mel Brooks' much loved Academy Award winning movie, ‘The Producers’ is a...


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Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.


RT : First day of install of Fiona Crisp's solo show 'Material Sight' in the new NGCA gallery... preview Friday 23 March… 11 hours 16 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 9 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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