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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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24/07/2017 to 01/09/2017
Festival of Fun with No Limits Theatre : Monday 24 July to Friday 1 September Spark your imagination as you explore the amazing history of Sunderland at the Festival of Fun! Discover the strange...
24/07/2017
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum Monday 24 July  Cogs and Coasters 11am-3pm (drop in) Join us and make a coaster inspired by our amazing engine. 50p per child. Monday 31 July  Deep Down in the Mine 11am-3pm...
26/07/2017 to 30/08/2017
Community sports festivals are being held across the city during the six week school holidays. As well as sports taster sessions provided by community sports clubs, a variety of other fun family...
28/07/2017 to 25/08/2017
Fridays:  28 July, 4 August, 11 August, 18 August and 25 August Family Art Network Fridays 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3pm (drop in) Join us for free family art activities led by organisations from...
29/07/2017
The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter.   Acclaimed international star Claire Furley remains...
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017
The North East Bus Preservation Trust and Sunderland and District Classic Vehicle Society are bringing together vintage buses, traction engines and commercial vehicles, classic cars and motorbikes at...
31/07/2017 to 03/08/2017
Listen to terrific tales and spooky stories about Hylton Castle from a crow's eye view in this pop up theatre show with No Limits Theatre. Create your own crow puppets for drama games and dress up in...
31/07/2017
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum Monday 31 July  Deep Down in the Mine 11am-3pm (drop in) Join us and sketch and draw mining inspired pictures with chalk and pastels to make a display in the museum. 50p per...

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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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