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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Punk 1976-78
03/12/2016 to 26/02/2017
Punk 1976-78, a British Library exhibition. The show which runs from Saturday 3 December 2016 until Sunday 26 February 2017 reveals the extraordinary impact punk had on music, journalism, politics,...
19/03/2017
Are you ready to party? Because BAFTA award winning actor Justin Fletcher is coming to town and YOU are invited!   Justin’s Party is a brand new show which is packed full of fantastic songs, dances...
Penshaw Bowl
14/04/2017
Penshaw Bowl takes place on Good Friday at Herrington Country Park from 1pm. A range of free Easter activities centred around a traditional egg rolling competition in Herrington Country Park. All...
Active Sunderland BIG 3 in 1
23/04/2017
The Active Sunderland 3 in 1 is a new event for 2017 and will incorporate a fun run, bike ride and walk all at one venue It is designed for younger people and families and gives them the opportunity...
Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride
11/06/2017
The Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride will once again start and finish at St. Peter's Riverside near Sunderland University The 20 and 35 mile rides offer a fantastic variety cycling on mainly off road...

Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

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Hear that? It's the sound of parents scratching their head for things to do this half-term! Here's 20 great ideas… https://t.co/XfblySblYR 2 days 6 hours ago
RT : This February Half Term - Mavis Sparkle - “Truly magical” https://t.co/gbbvBy8j6W 2 days 9 hours ago
More exciting development news here in Sunderland as work on gathers pace... https://t.co/iH2Cing4Gr 2 days 9 hours ago
Brilliant news of plans for a new cultural venue in Sunderland thanks to . We're really excited too… https://t.co/61Tu6oNtrN 3 days 10 hours ago
Looks like a great day to see lots of interesting ducks over https://t.co/svGyUpKy41 3 days 11 hours ago
Great news from today... another two tall ships confirmed for the 2018 event. It's shaping up to be… https://t.co/VtFoiDNRSk 4 days 8 hours ago
Still feeling those extra pounds from festive indulgences? These four walks could be just what you’re after…… https://t.co/TVYK1JP3yO 4 days 13 hours ago
Do swans celebrate Valentines Day? This pair were photographed at Herrington Country Park... not a bad place for a… https://t.co/2EQliTKCO1 5 days 10 hours ago
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Is your dog adorable and well behaved? Could they be an on stage star during a show next month?… https://t.co/IKoRf3WBpU 6 days 6 hours ago
There's so many great things to see and do in Sunderland, but the best one today has got to be seeing… https://t.co/Bpu8PVoVT6 1 week 2 days ago
Arriving tonight is - the Buddy Holly Story, https://t.co/Wd9QcsZZ6H https://t.co/fxRZU9YQsd 1 week 3 days ago
RT : Free talk - 'U Boat v Q Boat: How Sunderland fought the underwater menace' - Pottery Gallery, Thursday… https://t.co/LerJaHHFVk 1 week 4 days ago
Run, walk or jog - whatever your speed, why not set yourself a challenge and get signed up for Sunderland 10k or ha… https://t.co/phE5wF5nKH 1 week 5 days ago
RT : We're busy getting ready for by here at Woooooo! https://t.co/SthOp0Q36k 1 week 6 days ago

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