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08/10/2018 - 13:05
A huge illuminated dome will take centre stage at this year’s Festival of Light in Roker Park during the annual Sunderland Illuminations. Measuring 18 metres across the ‘Sunderland Sphere' is a new...
05/10/2018 - 11:24
Sunderland Culture will be part of Pages of the Sea, Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. On 11 November 2018, the public is invited to gather on beaches...
02/10/2018 - 12:32
THE 50th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY JONATHAN O’BOYLE COMES TO SUNDERLAND EMPIRE THEATRE 6TH - 11TH MAY 2019 Following the critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair – The...
27/09/2018 - 12:01
The main entrance to Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens will be temporarily closed from next Monday 1 October to allow for major improvements to the shop/reception area and Museum Street....
20/09/2018 - 13:15
Sunderland's 8th annual LGBT Celebrations will take place on Sunday 23rd September. Join us with your friends and family for this fabulous free event at Park Lane Village with a great selection of ...
13/09/2018 - 16:30
Autumn nights in Sunderland are set to be brightened by the return of the much loved Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light (Thursday October 18 -  Sunday 18 November). Classic favourites...
13/09/2018 - 11:54
Sunderland City Council is seeking expressions of interest for choirs, performers and bands to perform at the Festival of Light as part of Sunderland Illuminations. The Festival of Light will take...
13/09/2018 - 11:44
SUNDERLAND'S annual literature festival is once again celebrating the city's rich literary talent with local authors, local artists and local themes. The festival, which is organised by Sunderland...

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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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