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Museum Shop Sunday
28/11/2019 - 13:05
Sunderland celebrates Museum Shop Sunday Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and National Glass Centre will be joining over 1,000 cultural organisations worldwide on Sunday 1 December by putting...
20/11/2019 - 10:39
Exciting times are ahead for one of Sunderland’s most visually iconic buildings. The elephants of the Frank Caws Elephant Tea Room building are getting ready to trumpet the beginning of an exciting...
29/10/2019 - 14:22
Holy Trinity Church in Sunderland has launched its new name: Seventeen Nineteen, along with a new brand, based on historic paint samples found inside the church. Work started in early September to...
29/10/2019 - 11:31
Cinderella and Prince Charming join the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor David Snowdon, in Keel Square on Thursday 21 November for the Christmas Lights Switch On. The Mayor and Panto stars from...
Festival of Light
09/10/2019 - 14:35
Winter nights in Sunderland are set to be brightened as the Festival of Light launches its online ticket sales today - Wednesday 9 October. Part of the Christmas in Sunderland programme, this hugely...
Artists Andy Morely and Barry McNabb with Councillor Rebecca Atkinson
03/10/2019 - 12:59
A much-loved Roker seafront mural has been given a makeover. The curving walls and roof of the Marine Walk Play Area were first painted to look like a whale in 2014. Now, five years later, the mural...
03/10/2019 - 09:27
Sunderland city centre will be a sucker for tentacles this Halloween – as its fright fest adds an exciting new attraction to the programme of events. Lights Out -which runs from 25 October to 3...
01/10/2019 - 10:57
This year's Sunderland Libraries Literature Festival promises something for everyone. The jam packed programme of events kicks off on Tuesday 1 October, with everything from sessions from award...

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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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