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


Thanks @TSRaalborg , we've had fun and learned a LOT. Can't wait for Tall Ships in @SunderlandUK in 2018 12 hours 36 min ago
If you're looking forward to Friday already you may be looking forward to 'Mark Morriss' (yes two 'Ss') or @TheQuill 12 hours 46 min ago
Here's a Mark Morriss (on in Sunderland soon) tune with a Scott Morriss video. @TheQuill 12 hours 46 min ago
We’ll have nun of those convent - ional cheesy puns here; Sister Act is coming to Sunderland Empire 15 hours 18 min ago
RT @MrsRuthieWebb: Mesmerising waterfall in the winter garden at @SundMuseum. 16 hours 28 min ago
Where’s the chair this week? It’s at Seaburn Beach for the Active Sunderland Beach Festival on Thurs 6 Aug 11am-3pm... 16 hours 49 min ago
Thought we’d give advance notice of great Alice in Wonderland themed stuff this month… you wouldn’t want to be late! 17 hours 49 min ago
If you are down the coast today, that's a nice place to be, also there's loads of activities on at Seaburn Centre. 21 hours 33 min ago
RT @gonortheast: Look what happened over the weekend - we'll be celebrating on Friday, so watch out for event details! @SeeitDoitSund http:… 21 hours 40 min ago
RT @MrsRuthieWebb: little man very much enjoyed exploring @SundMuseum and stretching those little legs in #WinterGarden! 1 day 12 hours ago

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