Santa at the Station

Santa at the Station

Saturday 3 December

11am – 1pm (drop in)

Monkwearmouth Station Museum

FREE

Bring your Christmas letters to give to Santa as he makes a flying visit to the station with his elves. Each child will receive a small gift.

For more information contact the Museum Learning Team on 561 2323  

Diwali Festival 2016

Rough Diamond Entertaiment and The Funky Indian proudly presents a free and fantastic day out for the whole family celebrating the Indian Festival of Light in Sunderland

With Bollywood/Bhangra Dancers, Music, Classical Dancing, Fashion Show, Rangoli Arts & Crafts, Cookery Classes, Yoga, Stalls and More. 

Come and embrace a wonderful afternoon of Colour, vibrancy, culture, diversity, joy, happiness and friendship.

Sunday November 20th, 1pm to 5pm.

Punk 1976-78

Punk 1976-78, a British Library exhibition.

The show which runs from Saturday 3 December 2016 until Sunday 26 February 2017 reveals the extraordinary impact punk had on music, journalism, politics, fashion and design across the UK between 1976 and 1978.

Rocky Horror Show

The world's favourite rock 'n' roll musical is back by popular demand to thrill you once again with its frothy fun and naughty moments. Following over 40 years of worldwide productions, Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop party!

Starring Philip Franks (Darling Buds of May) as the Narrator, alongside Liam Tamne (Phantom of the Opera, The Voice) as Frank 'n' Furter and Paul Cattermole (S Club 7) as Eddie/Dr Scott. 

Christmas Tree Trail

Christmas Tree Trail
Saturday 26 November – Tuesday 3 January
Museum opening hours

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

£2.50 per entry

Follow the trail of Christmas trees around the Museum and Winter Gardens and discover some magical facts about Christmas and Christmas traditions. Collect all the symbols to claim a festive prize. Buy your trail at museum reception.

For more information contact the Museum Learning Team on 561 2323  

Houghton Feast 2017

Houghton Feast is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, and celebrations have a time travelling theme reflecting the area's rich cultural heritage including one of its most historically significant residents - Bernard Gilpin.

The opening ceremony 'Houghton Feast 50 : Journey through time laser show' on Friday 6 October, will see the Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Doris MacKnight switch on the Houghton Feast lights display at 7pm.

Morgan and West - Parlour Tricks

Prepare to be amazed!

Time travelling magic duo Morgan and West present an incredible show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Be sure to wear a hat - Morgan and West might just blow your mind!

Suitable for ages 12+

‘It’s impossible not to be impressed.” The Daily Mirror

 “Hugely impressive feats” – Chortle

Sunderland on Film Take 2

A new selection of archive film footage, revealing fascinating scenes form Sunderland's history.

After the success of our first Sunderland on Film screening, last October, we're pleased to announce that we've pulled together more fantastic archive footage to create Sunderland on Film Take 2.

There will be two screenings of the new film at the Quayside Exchange on Friday 30 September at 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Click on the video link below to see a teaser of the film.

Sunderland Illuminations

Bigger and brighter than ever before, Sunderland Illuminations will take place in Roker Park and along the seafront from 24 September until 5 November.

This year's event will see all of Roker Park being used for a whole host of new and exciting features, including pirates, dinosaurs and fairies, as well as old favourites including the Sunderland Tap and a Sea of Stars on the lake,.

A small entrance fee for Roker Park has also been introduced for the first time this year, with a cost of £1 for everyone (children aged 2 and under are free).

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2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.

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