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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...
Transparent Femininity
22/10/2016 to 05/03/2017
This group exhibition explores how a number of artists address issues relating to femininity through their practice in glass. Artist, Effie Burns has worked with National Glass Centre to co-curate...
Interior Voices by Silvia Levenson
22/10/2016 to 05/03/2017
Silvia Levenson is an artist specialising in cast glass. Originally from Argentina and now based in Italy, Silvia creates work that reflects her own memories, her observations of life and injustices...
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,...
Flameworked Glass Beads
15/01/2017 to 26/02/2017
An introduction to bead making using the torches. In this half day class you will use soft glass coloured rods and focus on forming circular beads by pulling glass stringers and using these to apply...
Stained Glass Leaded Techniques, Beginners Level
28/01/2017 to 25/02/2017
An introduction to basic stained glass techniques. Stained Glass Leaded Technique, Beginners Level 13.00 – 17.00 / £40 Artist: Gill McGinley 7th Century saint Benedict Biscop brought artisans from...
Sculptural Flameworking Weekend
28/01/2017 to 12/03/2017
Two days of creating works of art using flame-working. Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 16.00 / Age 16+ / £130 / Booking Essential / Artist: Zoe Garner  Through a combination of demonstrations and free...

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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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