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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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08/04/2017
FOSUMS Talk: Chris Mullin discusses his new book Hinterland Chris Mullin, the former MP for Sunderland South talks about his life as a journalist, author and politician, followed by book signing....
08/04/2017 to 23/04/2017
Take part in an awesome LEGO® workshop during your day out at  Washington Wetland Centre! Perfect for LEGO fans young and old, our hour-long workshops take place twice a day throughout the Easter...
08/04/2017 to 23/04/2017
Take part in an awesome LEGO® workshop during your day out at  Washington Wetland Centre! Perfect for LEGO fans young and old, our hour-long workshops take place twice a day throughout the Easter...
Easter Sandcast
10/04/2017 to 22/04/2017
Create your own Easter egg or bird using sand to make a mould. Add your own colour and decoration to make your design unique. Watch as your design is transformed by the studio team at National Glass...
12/04/2017
The Owl and the Pussycat live in a dull and dusty world, so imagine how shocked and surprised they are when a stupendous storm sweeps them out of the window, SPLASH! On to an unexpected sea voyage to...
Dino Babies at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
12/04/2017
Dino Babies Wednesday 12 April 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3pm (drop in) Make an Easter card with a difference. Decorate your card with a baby dinosaur hatching out of an egg!    For more...
Penshaw Bowl
14/04/2017
Penshaw Bowl takes place on Good Friday at Herrington Country Park from 1pm. A range of free Easter activities centred around a traditional egg rolling competition in Herrington Country Park. All...
Ryhope Engines Museum
14/04/2017 to 17/04/2017
See Ryhope Engines Museum's huge 100 horsepower steam beam engines in action. The Museum is regarded as one of the finest industrial monuments in the North East of England, and is in a Grade II (...

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L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.

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RT : Lit like a beacon for democracy tonight – Penshaw Monument... https://t.co/WOn1t5oijK 13 hours 40 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 40 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 43 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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