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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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20/01/2018
In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history.  The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of...
24/01/2018
A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music.    Prepare to...
25/01/2018
For one night only five legendary names take to the stage and guarantee a night not to be forgotten in The Sensational 60's Experience! With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show...
26/01/2018
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra - Verdi's La Traviata Starring the international...
27/01/2018
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra   Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily...
28/01/2018
Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey...
31/01/2018 to 11/02/2018
Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is the hilarious and spectacular production that turns the world of fairytales upside down in an...
15/02/2018 to 17/02/2018
Direct from London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Already seen by...

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Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.

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Our Christmas lights switch on is tomorrow! There’s no fireworks this year but get wrapped up and join a… https://t.co/y94YhF60k4 8 hours 29 min ago
RT : We're really excited about the Sunderland Diwali Festival 2017 happening here at National Glass Centre this Sunday… https://t.co/YDHS7IQlJD 10 hours 43 min ago
Park Lane Christmas market is opening this Friday, with a wide range of gifts, treats and eats. Put us down for a s… https://t.co/E07KJI0tai 1 day 3 hours ago
RT : Port 300 - an exhibition all about 300 years of the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland🚢⚓ Fascinating… https://t.co/tWdzsiHvXy 1 day 13 hours ago
Got your panto tickets yet? Oh no you haven’t? Get them quick, 4 weeks until show time . https://t.co/vGogtoPZeG 4 days 9 hours ago
This is brilliant! Sums us up perfectly, well done ! https://t.co/tXvucTdnDJ 5 days 6 hours ago
RT : Call for artists for an amazing opportunity to work with us on artistic commission working with… https://t.co/VoDFVfa2rV 5 days 8 hours ago
Looking for some different gifts or festive treats? There's a winter craft and food fayre at tomorrow. https://t.co/22h4Nu7jUi 5 days 12 hours ago
RT : Just a few weeks left of our EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on entries to the and ! Don't miss out. Ente… https://t.co/hsNViSYkTi 6 days 1 hour ago
Some great ideas in here for activities and this weekend. https://t.co/ptW8ncKrlJ 6 days 5 hours ago
Wow that’s a big Christmas tree! Preparations well underway in Keel Square for the Christmas lights switch on, Thur… https://t.co/lePbH9yRuG 6 days 7 hours ago
RT : For any lovers of Sunderland and local history, our DVD will make a great Christmas gift and is now available for £… https://t.co/thK6TjX0uQ 1 week 1 day ago
RT : An Evening of Swing and Sparkle - book your Christmas party night . 4 courses, live music. Only £35pp!… https://t.co/b5Dt32RRiB 1 week 1 day ago
There’s a winter craft and food after at on Saturday with gifts, food, children’s activities and more.… https://t.co/lzCLgu3S1K 1 week 2 days ago
RT : Its here!!! We are so excited to host Canny Carnival a Festival of Arts for ages 5 and under. https://t.co/WCWzkUHeQu 1 week 4 days ago

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