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

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Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 30/09/2017
Hidden amongst the lush vegetation of our indoor garden a whole series of amazing dinosaur models are waiting to be discovered. See a baby T Rex as it hatches from its giant egg, watch a stegosaurus...
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
17/09/2016 to 21/06/2017
Ebeltoft is a beautiful, traditional town on the central east coast of Denmark. The Glass Museum and its collection of over 1500 objects is a major feature of the town. Artists from countries across...
National Glass Centre Collection
28/01/2017 to 02/04/2017
National Glass Centre is developing a collection of work by leading international artists working in glass. This exhibition presents a small selection of the works we hold
every month on February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December on the first Saturday, except Sat Feb 04 2017. Also includes Sat Dec 02 2017.
04/02/2017 to 02/12/2017
Join us for our Craft Fair as the arts centre is filled with a variety of stalls selling products created by local artists and crafts people.  With stalls selling jewellery, cards, bags, home baking...
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2016
18/03/2017 to 04/06/2017
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography....
18/03/2017 to 07/05/2017
11 March - 7 May, Sunderland Photographic Association Annnual Exhibition
20/03/2017 to 25/03/2017
The 2016/17 UK Tour of Simon Beaufoy’s THE FULL MONTY, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production will play Sunderland Empire for one week only from Monday 20 – Saturday 25 March 2017...
Tobias Mohl
24/03/2017 to 25/03/2017
A rare opportunity to see Master Glassblower Tobias Mohl. Tobias lives and works in Ebeltoft, Denmark and will be demonstrating in the National Glass Centre studio on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March.

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Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.

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