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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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01/04/2017
Beyond the Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed...
04/04/2017 to 08/04/2017
Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita is set to thrill audiences once again at the Sunderland Empire....
05/04/2017
POP RECS A riotously funny musical comedy exploring the gap between rich and poor from the multi-award-nominated musical comedians, as featured on Radio 4 and the BBC. As Jonny betrays Paddy for...
06/04/2017
Nifty Fifties - The Lost Art of Sinking City Library @ Museum & Winter Gardens Thursday 6th April 2.00 – 3.00pm  Naomi Booth will be discussing her debut Novel “The Lost Art of Sinking”: a dark...
LEGO Brick Animal Trail
08/04/2017 to 01/05/2017
The LEGO® brick animal trail is returning to WWT Washington from Saturday 8 April to Monday 1 May. With giant sculptures, some of which are twelve-times life-size, sitting alongside some of their...
Family Activities at the National Glass Centre for Easter 2017
08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
Glass Painted Easter Chick Use glass painting pens to decorate a bird shape – hang it up at home as a colourful decoration! Saturday 8 April / 10.00 – 12.00 / 13.00 – 16.00 or Friday 14 April and...
08/04/2017 to 23/04/2017
Dinosaur Egg Hunt Saturday 8 April – Sunday 23 April Museum opening hours Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens £2.50 per entry Can you find all the dinosaur eggs hidden around the Museum and Winter...
08/04/2017
National Glass Centre values all that is made locally and is holding a craft fair to celebrate the beautiful handmade crafts the North East has to offer. The fair will be packed with local and...

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Did you know?

Roker Park has welcomed back the annual illuminations for the last two years. This popular event attracts thousands of families to the historical park to enjoy lit displays.

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RT : Lit like a beacon for democracy tonight – Penshaw Monument... https://t.co/WOn1t5oijK 13 hours 38 min ago
RT : Picture Ive taken this eve of the tribute at Penshaw Monument which is lit in the colours of the U… https://t.co/eLTjosi5cD 13 hours 39 min ago
RT : Today's blog is from Cllr Alan Emerson, Mayor of Sunderland, as he backs the bid for :… https://t.co/T00rBJxrgH 1 day 1 hour ago
There might be snow elsewhere in Britain this morning... but it still looks like spring at sunny Seaburn for now. 📸… https://t.co/nCZYpnUTkW 3 days 41 min ago
Have you registered your place for Penshaw Bowl yet? It's taking place on Good Friday at Herrington Country Park. https://t.co/8KmyDvpLY7 6 days 22 hours ago
We always knew we were a great place, and now it's official! Fantastic news about funding for new art… https://t.co/FxXvAKm7Ul 1 week 12 hours ago
Want to see some of the world's best photography? The Taylor Wessing exhibition starts on Sat 18 March… https://t.co/GA8XjaPxxr 1 week 17 hours ago
RT : V this Saturday at the SoL. Make a weekend of it, with great rates available… https://t.co/wsvDiChLfy 1 week 23 hours ago
If your family loves Lego, then this is one event you don't want to miss... https://t.co/P2zlOt9L0X 1 week 2 days ago
yes has real koi carp in their Winter Gardens! 1 week 2 days ago
RT : This morning's dazzling daybreak framed through the pillars of Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, UK. https://t.co/tg33AinMAS 1 week 3 days ago
Possibly not the best weekend to start a diet! The much anticipated return of restaurant week… https://t.co/ZsA0Xjr70e 1 week 6 days ago
Our fav train... Spirit of Sunderland, caught on camera flying the flag for our city in deepest Sc… https://t.co/jp3wj8suqa 1 week 6 days ago
Penshaw Bowl is on Good Friday, 14 April in Herrington County Park. Register your place now and get decorating! https://t.co/w6hBpC93Nt 2 weeks 13 hours ago
RT : Read our blog this week from leader Paul Watson on our proud past and hopeful future: https://t.co/ZDn1phlhoS 2 weeks 18 hours ago

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