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05/02/2019 - 13:35
The finals of an international junior tennis event which has launched the careers of some of the world's greatest players returns to Sunderland next week (8 -10 Feb). For the fifth year Sunderland’s...
05/02/2019 - 13:20
With New Year resolutions to get active still in mind, entries are already open for this year's Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run. Now in its third year, this annual event takes runners of all ages and...
31/01/2019 - 13:22
THE BREATHTAKING STAGE SPECTACLE  ‘WAR HORSE’ SET TO GALLOP BACK TO SUNDERLAND EMPIRE NEXT WEEK! 6 – 23 FEBRUARY 2019 After a phenomenal run in 2014, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play WAR HORSE...
31/01/2019 - 12:04
There will be a new city centre home for Sunderland’s annual Festival of Light. While the Sunderland Illuminations will remain on the seafront and be extended to feature more lights from mid October...
29/01/2019 - 10:52
NAMES ON THE HISTORIC MAP OF THE CITY   A new on-line map is now available on Sunderland City Council’s website which highlights the location of the estimated 78 commemorative Blue Plaques in...
22/01/2019 - 10:26
Sunderland's diary of events for 2019 is quickly beginning to fill. While hugely popular annual events such as the Sunderland Airshow, Illuminations and Festival of Light and Penshaw Bowl will...
17/01/2019 - 16:42
A NEW exhibition at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) will explore the damage we’ve done to our home planet.   Pillars of Dawn by Canadian-born artist Kelly Richardson opens at the...
16/01/2019 - 11:25
SUNDERLAND will remember the victims of genocides worldwide in the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January and beyond. The international theme for 2019 commemorations is ‘Torn from Home’ with...

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Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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