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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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05/10/2017 to 05/11/2017
Bigger and brighter than ever before, Sunderland Illuminations will take place in Roker Park and along the seafront from 5 October - 5 November . Seafront lights and activities on Cliffe Park and...
Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 31/12/2018
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...
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...
23/09/2017 to 25/02/2018
300 years of the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland The exhibition tells the important and fascinating story of how Port of Sunderland developed into a major trading port following the...
01/10/2017 to 31/10/2017
Have you ever met a flesh-eating zombie duck or crept past a dead man’s fingers!? Unearth gruesomely ghoulish facts about our weird and wonderful wetlands on this Nauseating Nature trail. Pick up a...
07/10/2017 to 31/10/2017
Follow the trail to find spooky stories and treasures in the museum collections; from ghost ships to ancient bones! Find all the clues to claim a themed prize. £2.50 per entry (includes trail sheet...
17/10/2017 to 11/11/2017
The sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! will come to Sunderland Empire from 17 October – 11 November 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour. Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of...
21/10/2017 to 29/10/2017
There's a fantastic range of activities taking placae at National Glass Centre this autumn, including goulish glass painting, making a trick or treat plates and Halloween masks, plus daily glass-...

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Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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Plenty of ideas for more half-term fun in Sunderland right here. https://t.co/S9UO9E6UYx https://t.co/aEeqEQrpei 6 hours 19 min ago
Hi, it can take up to a couple of hours, or the confirmation may be in your junk email folder. 11 hours 4 min ago
Fantastic news about . The cultural programme looks set to be fantastic next year https://t.co/CAGFdvb50g 11 hours 33 min ago
and the Festival of Light are open every night during half term. Book your tickets online. https://t.co/xyhTquqplj 15 hours 36 min ago
RT : Penshaw Monument new ‘yellow brick road’ path glowing in the morning light this morning. https://t.co/m1xpzFCZJM 16 hours 59 min ago
RT : Stuck for ideas? Then follow our Spooky Trail, discover hidden treasures from ghost 👻 ships to ancient bo… https://t.co/dygwmuT0cv 17 hours 52 sec ago
If you're a fan or know someone who is, they'll love this free event tomorrow at the Stadium of Light https://t.co/FjAPNiFBOT 1 day 12 hours ago
Remember everyone, Sunderland Illuminations and the Festival of Light are open every night during half term. Book your tickets online. 1 day 18 hours ago
RT : Fancy going to Sunderland Illuminations? Here's our handy travel guide: https://t.co/hEn8wAI2O5 https://t.co/ymhnu0PC8B 2 days 10 hours ago
RT : Sunderland chefs named amongst best in the country for Italian food at national awards 🇮🇹🍴🍝🍕🍅… https://t.co/j5nGChte78 2 days 11 hours ago
If you're heading to this weekend, please book your tickets online in advance. https://t.co/hVbc2I9VMO 2 days 16 hours ago
RT : Much better views tonight!! Has anyone seen it yet? https://t.co/T2m9Ult0N7 3 days 6 hours ago
Brilliant idea, making the most of our city by the sea, if you're brave enough! https://t.co/u1xQDZpNA8 3 days 8 hours ago
RT : Iluminating Colour: New Work by Cate Watkinson and Colin Rennie is now open - until 11 March 2018. https://t.co/2PibUMeJfZ 3 days 8 hours ago

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