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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...
Roker Pier and Lighthouse set to shine on national TV... again
20/07/2016 - 17:07
Just five months after starring in BBC One's Countryfile, Roker Pier and Lighthouse is set to shine again on national TV. The grade II listed landmark is one of 15 historic buildings singled out for ...
Cheeky names for otter babies
20/07/2016 - 13:11
Although it seems like just yesterday that WWT Washington's cheeky Asian short-clawed otter quadruplets were born, they’re now 4 months old and are positively thriving. After oodles of ideas and...
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside
07/07/2016 - 17:41
What better way to spend the summer than by the sea? We can’t promise that the sun will shine, but family fun is guaranteed. With a beautiful sandy beach, ideal for sandcastle building and splodging...


Did you know?

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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