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Wendi Peters and Dave Willetts to headline Wonderlands at Sunderland Empire
16/08/2016 - 16:30
West End and TV star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts...
If you build it, they will come!
11/08/2016 - 16:36
WWT Washington’s new Saline Lagoon Hide is seeing some amazing wildlife. A specially designed hide introduced to bring wildlife and people closer together at WWT Washington Wetland Centre is proving...
Sunderland set to serve up first Restaurant Week
11/08/2016 - 11:47
Sunderland's first ever Restaurant Week, which will showcase the city's transforming food and drink scene, has been announced for September. Running from Saturday, September 24 until Sunday, October...
Plans announced for major transport heritage event
04/08/2016 - 18:36
Plans have been unveiled for a major new regional event focussing on transport heritage hosted in Sunderland. The North East Festival of Transport is being planned to bring the region's transport...
Alexandra Burke to star in Sister Act at Sunderland Empire
28/07/2016 - 15:07
Sing Hallelujah for the all new production of the hit musical comedy Sister Act which will play Sunderland Empire for one week only from 5-10 September 2016. Based on the smash hit movie starring...
Win a pair of tickets to The Carpenters Story at Sunderland Empire
28/07/2016 - 14:54
The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter. The internationally acclaimed Claire Furley is...
Summer Mix at Arts Centre Washington
28/07/2016 - 13:28
Arts Centre Washington are offering art, music and drama workshops for children throughout the Summer holidays! The session, which are recommended ages 8 -14 years will run every Wednesday from 10am...
The cabbage-crunching, criminal master-mind, Gangsta Granny is coming to Sunderland Empire
21/07/2016 - 10:18
David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny is coming to Sunderland Empire before a West End run. Produced by Birmingham Stage Company, the acclaimed organisation behind Horrible Histories, George’s Marvellous...


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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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