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04/07/2016 - 08:23
SUNDERLAND ILLUMINATIONS, one of the biggest events in the North East calendar, will be back and brighter than ever in 2016. Around 300,000 people visited in 2015 and the event starts on Saturday 24...
Fifth season for Plays in the Park
24/06/2016 - 12:04
A season of classical plays is coming to some of Sunderland’s best loved parks for the fifth year running. Roker Park, Mowbray Park and Barnes Park will each play host to theatre performances in July...
Beyonce concert travel advice
21/06/2016 - 13:48
Beyonce fans travelling to the Formation World Tour concert at the Stadium of Light have been advised to plan their journey well in advance. More than 50,000 fans are expected at the concert on...
Hacienda Classical’s first North East performance announced for Sunderland
21/06/2016 - 10:45
Following a string of dates across the country, Hacienda Classical is to make its debut performance in the North East, bringing the critically acclaimed show to Sunderland's Herrington Country Park....
The Wedding Singer at Sunderland Empire
17/06/2016 - 14:59
Step back in time and get ready for the biggest party in town! A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer will  tour  the  UK  in  2017  including  one  week  only at Sunderland Empire  from...
Record numbers of rare wading bird spotted
16/06/2016 - 16:36
The highest numbers ever of a bird once declared as an extinct breeding species in the UK have been recorded at WWT Washington Wetland Centre. WWT Washington Wetland Centre welcomed the first of its...
Win tickets to see The Sound of Music at Sunderland Empire
27/05/2016 - 14:50
You can win a pair of tickets to see timeless classic The Sound of Music at Sunderland Empire on Tuesday 21 June 2016. Bill Kenwright’s production of one of the greatest family musicals of all time,...
Bring your little ones to meet ours this half term
27/05/2016 - 13:12
Downy duckling days are on this May half-term at WWT Washington Wetland Centre with new life stirring all around the wetland nature reserve. There’s no cuter sight than a tiny fluffy chick taking its...


Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.


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