What's on

There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

What's on today? What's on this week?

E.g., 11/02/2016
E.g., 11/02/2016
Youth Arts Exhibition 2016
15/01/2016 to 27/02/2016
Calling all young artists!  We are looking for submissions from young people aged 11 to 20 for this year’s Youth Arts Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the new gallery space at Arts Centre...
25/01/2016 to 03/04/2016
Borrow a backpack full of arty activities and challenges from the Art Gallery on Level 2 to explore the Sunderland Then and Now exhibition. A small deposit such as a key or banknote will be required.
Big Splash
13/02/2016 to 21/02/2016
Grab your wellies and join Washington Wetland Centre for the North East Puddle Jumping Championships - part of WWT’s Big Splash! No matter what your age or puddle-jumping ability, everyone is welcome...
13/02/2016 to 21/02/2016
What can you spy on a Metro journey through Sunderland? Collect a free trail from Museum reception to take on a journey of discovery. Metro tickets are not provided. For more information please...
Museum of Glass
12/09/2015 to 31/08/2016
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington supports a visiting artists residency programme allowing internationally known and emerging artists access to their world class Hot Shop. One piece created...
Pattern Play
17/10/2015 to 13/03/2016
As part of our exploration of drawing in glass and ceramics, this exhibition presents new work by Robert Dawson, who often uses ceramics to reflect upon the history of pattern-making in the...
29/10/2015 to 20/02/2016
The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) is proud to announce the group show Crab Walk, curated by Ned McConnell and NGCA curator George Vasey. The exhibition travels from KARST in Plymouth,...
Tim Brennan: Fortress Europe #82
30/10/2015 to 13/02/2016
Sunderland-born artist and poet Tim Brennan presents a long-form 48-page poem across the three floors of the City Library and Arts Centre beneath Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, where he has...


Did you know?

St Peter's Church in Monkwearmouth formed part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow, which was home to the author of the first history of England, the Venerable Bede.


Fancy winning some free bowling for your family this February half term? Head over to our Facebook page then https://t.co/s3C3oJ3kZ8 3 hours 17 min ago
RT @JenLeeNCJ: Tenth annual Culture Awards returns to Sunderland on 26th April. Get nominating!https://t.co/t3oJbQxTiH #NECulture16 https:/… 3 hours 34 min ago
Some ideas for #halfterm. Includes; puddle jumping, dinosaurs, meccano, trains, making fab stuff and great outdoors. https://t.co/kSR1h02wfu 22 hours 6 min ago
And following on from the last tweet here’s a link to ‘Places to Eat in Sunderland’ for inspiration.#foodie https://t.co/JOTbAB5sqJ 23 hours 17 min ago
We’re sponsoring ‘Most Stylish Restaurant’ Award. Well we do like good tuck! Here’s a link if you want to nominate. https://t.co/rMKS6EmD69 23 hours 18 min ago
Those Monkwearmouth Station Museum people are having a Metro themed activity next week. #halfterm @My_Metro https://t.co/mc3Gad3ec2 1 day 4 hours ago
Just some background information about that last retweet we did from @KathJenkins https://t.co/NSC4j2NahU 1 day 4 hours ago
RT @KathJenkins: Tickets now available for my concert at Herrington Country Park @sunderlandlive https://t.co/BKG56EkpyH 6th May - hope to … 1 day 5 hours ago
RT @StadiumOfLight: Executive boxes for @Beyonce have sold out. Other packages on sale. Make sure you're quick: https://t.co/ItjyHqPdub htt… 1 day 7 hours ago
RT @SunderlandVibe: Chinese New Year celebrations in Sunderland will return next year https://t.co/vnsSa1yqD8 https://t.co/U0AlmehBT6 1 day 7 hours ago
RT @Cultural_Spring: Very excited @TheJournalNews #culturewards are back at #sunderlandminster again this year @SeeitDoitSund https://t.co 1 day 10 hours ago
RT @laurenlaverne: "9 things @Beyoncé can do when she visits Sunderland" (via @graceloisrowe) https://t.co/rrKrzaKqCE 1 day 22 hours ago
Billed as the most dangerous show the West End has seen you can be in with a chance to win a family ticket to it! https://t.co/vz5AFC8tOF 1 day 23 hours ago
Heading towards #halfterm and those marvellous makers at @FabLabSund have come up with a whole week of fab ideas! https://t.co/VLClPHRNbT 1 day 23 hours ago


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