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!

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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...
Ian S Carr: A Wearside Railway Photographer
15/11/2015 to 05/06/2016
Photographs by Ian Carr, who died in February 2015, appeared in hundreds of magazines and books for over half a century. Ian, who was born and lived nearly all of his life in Sunderland, was...
Geordie, Mackem Magick - Sophie Lisa Beresford
17/03/2016 to 05/06/2016
Sunderland-based Sophie Lisa Beresford sees astonishing beauty in the everyday, and finds magic and wonder in the most ordinary places. Her large-scale photographs picture her own, personal mythology...
18/03/2016 to 18/06/2016
A group exhibition featuring work by Jonathan Baldock, Nicholas Pope and Maria Zahle. 'Baldock Pope Zahle' presents a new sculptural installation by Jonathan Baldock, and newly commissioned work by...
The International Garden Photographer of the Year
23/04/2016 to 26/06/2016
International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. Run in association with the Royal...
Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 30/09/2016
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...
James Maskrey - Heroic Endeavours
26/04/2016 to 30/09/2016
James Maskrey has a career in hot glass spanning over 20 years. He has exhibited widely internationally and has own work with inclusion in many public and private collections including the Victoria...
13/05/2016 to 25/06/2016
'School Days’ is an exhibition of photographs by fourteen year old Lilly Thompson from Sunderland. The inspiration for ‘School Days’ was found in Lilly’s school, St. Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy...


Did you know?

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.


Tomorrow at City Space graphic novel expo is back. So much to see, 10am-6pm. https://t.co/fzsdEnvOei 3 days 4 hours ago
Local band, local stage, huge international event! at pre friendly tonight https://t.co/Qi0mr5GkgQ 3 days 5 hours ago
Plenty of family fun to be had at the seafront this Bank Holiday weekend, including a bubbleologist! https://t.co/JU5KpJSLAK 3 days 18 hours ago
It looks a little grim down today. Perhaps it's a day to do something indoors: https://t.co/hFeysJCN1f https://t.co/7UOJb0sdYg 4 days 4 hours ago
It does look a little grim down today. Perhaps it's a day for something indoors to do: https://t.co/hFeysJCN1f 4 days 4 hours ago
So much going on in Sunderland this week... Including https://t.co/g9vikoSy1F 6 days 4 hours ago
The countdown to is on! https://t.co/RP4deTBWoG https://t.co/66GS1nQbRw 6 days 4 hours ago
Looking very pleasant down at tonight too: https://t.co/2kfDF2KeBe 6 days 18 hours ago
Plenty of people out in the evening sun at Penshaw Monument... With views like this it's hardly surprising! https://t.co/EYz5boXX4O 6 days 21 hours ago
RT : opens 2moro! See a sneak peek @ https://t.co/bZo9s4KiXk For tix & info go 2 https://t.co/oK3J3zSwZl https://t.co/EHy7j3jTmh 1 week 1 min ago
RT : Lovely bike ride this morning along our coast https://t.co/rNB4lPtFEf 1 week 11 min ago
RT : Our duckery is 20 tomorrow! Since opening, there's been over 1,600 ducklings, goslings & flaming-lings reared there! https://t.co/yg5dbHQpzj 1 week 2 days ago
RT : literature, art and creative enthusiasts come along to this free event next week! https://t.co/FrNW4RcPG1 1 week 3 days ago
More Bank Holiday action for you early planners, some amazing industrial heritage on show at Ryhope Engine Museum... https://t.co/iF8Zd82SQJ 1 week 3 days ago
Making plans for BH wknd yet? This event at Roker sounds an ideal way to tire out your youngsters... and it’s free! https://t.co/dcD5fQSTFX 1 week 3 days ago


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