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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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Bend Me Shape Me with Zoe Garner
31/07/2017 to 04/08/2017
FIVE DAY MASTER CLASS July 31 – August 4 / 10.00 – 16.00 / £695 – light lunch included each day in our eatery The Glass Yard Drawing concepts, ideas and designs from the beautiful local environment...
01/08/2017 to 05/08/2017
Embarking on its first ever UK tour, Bill Kenwright presents the highly anticipated spectacular new production of La Cage Aux Folles.   Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of la Cage...
07/08/2017 to 10/08/2017
Step back in time with No Limits Theatre to meet Sunderland inventor Joseph Swan and his rival Thomas Edison and find out more about Swan's amazing lightbulb moment!  Design and make your own...
07/08/2017
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum Monday 7 August  Blooming Marvellous 11am-3pm (drop in) Join us and plant and decorate your own mini miner’s garden. 50p per child. Monday 14 August  Fishy on a Dishy 11am-...
10/08/2017
This summer, No.1 and platinum selling artist Joe McElderry releases his long awaited new album Saturday Night at the Movies. The album includes iconic songs from stage and screen and will also...
14/08/2017
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum Monday 14 August  Fishy on a Dishy 11am-3pm (drop in) Join us and make a little fishy on a little dishy using clippy mat crafts and paper. 50p per child. Saturday 9...
14/08/2017 to 17/08/2017
Explore unusual worlds and characters inspired by Alice in Wonderland with the Curious Connections theatre group. Make fantastical hats, playing card characters and enjoy some drama games. Souvenirs...
19/08/2017
Saturday 19 August SMILE Concert 12pm - 4pm (drop in) Join the young bands and singers from the Sunderland Music Workshops project for inspirational live music on the Mowbray Park bandstand. Face-...

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2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.

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