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Sunderland new year celebrations announced
13/12/2016 - 10:53
Transformers, fire-performers, live music and a fantastic firework finale will be helping visitors celebrate the start of a new year at the seafront in Sunderland. On Saturday December 31 join host...
11/11/2016 - 12:51
On screen singing starlet Chloe Castro is set to push the button to turn on Sunderland city centre’s Christmas lights alongside a host of other stars and entertainers. The County Durham based...
Jack and the Beanstalk
10/11/2016 - 14:31
Sunderland Empire is full of beans to announce that the magical pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk will play the city from Friday 15 December 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018. From the producers behind...
First Mamma Mia! UK Tour to wow Sunderland
01/11/2016 - 16:54
The sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! will come to Sunderland Empire for a 4 week run from 17 October – 11 November 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour. Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s...
La Cage Aux Folles to play Sunderland Empire
26/10/2016 - 14:37
Multi award-winning musical La Cage Aux Folles is set to embark on its first ever nationwide tour in 2017 starring John Partridge and Adrian Zmed. The smash hit show will play Sunderland Empire from...
Half term at Sunderland Illuminations
25/10/2016 - 15:08
Tens of thousands of visitors have already enjoyed a fantastic night at Sunderland Illuminations and the family fun continues this half term. Witches, Pirates, Ghosts and fun activities will all be...
Celebrating punk rock
24/10/2016 - 15:11
Punk 1976-78, a British Library exhibition, is set to go on show at Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens later this year. The show which runs from Saturday 3 December 2016 until Sunday 26...
Christmas Frost Village returns to Sunderland
21/10/2016 - 12:02
Christmas in Sunderland is being put on ice this year - as the city's Frost Village returns with a programme full of activities.  Sunderland's Business Improvement District has unveiled its plans for...

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Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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