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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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19/08/2017
A free entry, family day for all! Seasonal craft and food fayre. Quality crafts, cakes and bakes, artisan foods, gifts and more. Activites and children's entertainment. A variety of craft, food and...
21/08/2017 to 24/08/2017
Monday 21, Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 August Join our roving band of Victorian Explorers as they follow Wallace the Lion on an adventure around the Museum & Winter Gardens. This time travelling...
02/09/2017
Barry Steele & Friends: The Roy Orbison Story Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the...
04/09/2017
Cat Stevens. The name brings back a thousand memories - dark eyes, a winning voice and songs which the whole world sang along to. Back in the 70s Cat Stevens was the ultimate rock star. Talented,...
07/09/2017
'The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World' is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester...
09/09/2017 to 10/09/2017
Washington F-Pit Open Days 11am – 3pm on the following dates: Sat 9 September, Sunday 10 September for Heritage Open Days Free entry Step back in time and remember the region's coalmining heritage....
11/09/2017 to 16/09/2017
Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the...
19/09/2017 to 23/09/2017
Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to...

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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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It's this Saturday, and it's FREE. Head to Thompson Park for great music, workshops, kids activitie… https://t.co/2E0VwWZptJ 1 week 2 days ago
Thank you and good bye HMS Ocean ⚓️ https://t.co/UKaIuOdXZH 1 week 2 days ago
One year exactly until The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 and we can't wait! https://t.co/GhcIyedvzp 1 week 2 days ago
Wow! What a fantastic photo of our city and https://t.co/vbFQnlEjDv 1 week 3 days ago
HMS Ocean looking spectacular in the sunshine. You can go onboard tomorrow, 11am - 6pm. https://t.co/hbij1umiId 1 week 5 days ago
RT : It's competition time! Win a family pass for the Aviation Lounge at on Saturday 22 July, worth £189.… https://t.co/Z0R12PmOxr 1 week 5 days ago
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HMS Ocean is making her way into Sunderland. Great spot from Roker! https://t.co/HVfa2Y72KD 2 weeks 16 hours ago
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