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., 01/06/2016
E.g., 01/06/2016
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...
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...
Review Writing Workshops
06/04/2016 to 21/05/2016
Are you a writer? Are you interested in art? Have you ever wanted to write a review about a contemporary art exhibition but weren't sure where to begin? We've teamed up with Cuckoo Young Writers to...
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...
Sunderland City 10k and Half Marathon
01/05/2016
Back to celebrate its 6th anniversary, the Sunderland City 10K and Half Marathon will welcome thousands to the streets of Sunderland on Sunday 1 May 2016 at Keel Square.  Early in 2016, organisers...
The Aggrolites at The Point
02/05/2016
The Aggrolites are more than a band they are a movement unto themselves. They carry a banner - one created with their own hands. This banner reads, “Dirty Reggae,” and represents their signature...
Sunfest - 'The Drunks'
Every week, every Saturday until Sat May 07 2016
05/05/2016
Taking place in a small rural town situated somewhere in Russia, 'The Drunks' tells the tale of Ilya, a shell shocked soldier returning home after serving on the frontline in Chechnya. As Ilya...

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Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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It's still chilly out today, so where's a warm place to visit? How about @NGC_GlassCentre for glass demonstrations https://t.co/I0EyjJESex 1 day 19 hours ago
RT @WWTWashington: These greylag goslings are feeling the cold cosy under mums wing! Aren't they canny! #rollonsummer #FridayFeeling https:… 1 day 20 hours ago
We got 20! Must try harder but what a great card @Sunderland2021 https://t.co/yGIn2PciIn 2 days 10 hours ago
Tonight @ArtsCtrWton it's Launch Day, a celebration of North East industrial heritage: https://t.co/yytHq0Na0P https://t.co/Gw2mzCfqHa 2 days 20 hours ago
Great feature in today's Journal @culturemag. Seven must-see cultural experiences in Sunderland #sunderland2021 https://t.co/HaydNnyLzk 3 days 19 hours ago
We were delighted to help bring @TheJournalNews Culture Awards to Sunderland last night. And what a night is was! https://t.co/mvIu9cJvRe 3 days 21 hours ago
In the words of @TheLakePoets "it's been class." Congratulations to all the winners at #neculture16 awards. https://t.co/uAtbOeAHQf 4 days 6 hours ago
A must-see cultural event in 2016- Asunder, the story of the Somme through the eyes of Sunderland #neculture16 https://t.co/ZXDGo4lgA5 4 days 7 hours ago
Sunderland is magic, Sunderland is home, Sunderland is vibrant. Inspirational film by @Sunderland2021 #sunderland2021 #neculture16 4 days 8 hours ago
Bad pic but fantastic performance by Supersonic, five talented lads from @KepierAcademy in Houghton #neculture16 https://t.co/LDEaYt2yWz 4 days 9 hours ago
Congratulations to David Almond's MIRACLE! An Opera of Two Halves for winning the Best Event Sunderland category #neculture16 4 days 9 hours ago
RT @MisterVeggyStew: Barry Hyde gets the #neculture16 Awards off to quite an exceptional start. Think it's going to be a good night here. h… 4 days 9 hours ago
We've seen a few @great_snowdogs on our travels, think we've found the prettiest at Sunderland Minster #neculture16 https://t.co/pd4WDzDYhT 4 days 10 hours ago

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