Arts & Culture

The Lion King
Arts Centre Washintgon Auditorium
In the heart of Washington the Arts Centre Washington hosts some fantastic music, theatre and art events and exhibitions. The Arts Centre Washington hosts music events of all types from jazz to grunge from folk to cutting edge electronic. Its stages have seen everything from the Bard to ballet,...
The Bunker is a music venue which also aims to develop music and arts in Sunderland. The Bunker has been a starting point for thousands of musicians and artists, many of whom have gone on to national and international stages. The Bunker has recording and rehearsal facilities and provides training,...
The Independent is a dedicated live music venue and club. In the heart of the city The Independent is a dedicated live music venue and club that has seen some of the biggest names such as Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, The View, Glasvegas, and the The Zutons grace its stage. It also hosts DJ sessions and...
Keel Square
Keel Square at the heart of Sunderland city centre plays host to many events and is a place full of Sunderland’s heritage. The square, which was recently built and named by the public, celebrates Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage with the ‘Keel Line’ and the ‘Propellers of the City’. The ‘Keel...
This large gallery on the top floor of the library is a hidden gem. Its programme of art has gained great critical acclaim, often featuring the work of exciting emerging artists. Young children can channel their inspiration into creating their own masterpiece in the Drawing Room.
Pop Recs Ltd is an independent record shop, coffee shop, gallery and music venue. In the heart of the city Pop Recs Ltd is an award winning independent record shop, coffee shop, gallery and music venue ran by 'Frankie and the Heartstrings'. As a record shop Pop Recs Ltd can provide you with that...
The Royalty Theatre is ran entirely by volunteers and hosts regular dramatic productions. They stage seven plays each season (Sept to June) including a traditional family pantomime every December. Enjoy an evening of excellent live entertainment in a friendly, intimate atmosphere, with comfortable...
The Sculpture Trail, running along the final part of the C 2 C or Coast to Coast was created over a decade from 1991 to 2001 by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley. Colin and Chaz worked with residents of Sunderland to create the trail which brings together Sunderland’s past and...


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Sunderland is one of the few cities in the UK to have a river, beautiful coastline and two award winning beaches at Roker and Seaburn.


Although it was rainy wet at the Keel Square launch looks like there was still fun to be had. 2 hours 8 min ago
RT @priscillabus: #PriscillaTour returns to the @SundEmpire 31 August - 5 September 2015 starring @MrDuncanJames as 'Tick'. 15 hours 47 min ago
From the last few retweets looks like the @priscillabus is in town... Fabulous! 19 hours 21 min ago
RT @priscillabus: #PriscillaTour opens at the @SundEmpire TONIGHT! 19 hours 23 min ago
Nice pic of the @priscillabus crew including @MrDuncanJames by @LauraMansell86. At @SundEmpire from now. #mustsee 19 hours 23 min ago
Doors open for today's 'steaming' at Ryhope Engines Museum at 11am. 2 days 2 hours ago
Some more information about the last tweet about our iconic Penshaw Monument and its changing colours. 3 days 17 hours ago
See the iconic Penshaw Monument in different colours. Photo opportunity this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 3 days 17 hours ago
Don’t forget there’ll be loads of lovely shiny metal to see at Seaburn for the historic vehicle display on BH Mon: 3 days 21 hours ago

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