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27/06/2019 - 13:48
One of the most memorable sights of days gone by is set to be brought back to life with a new sculpture that will stand proudly in Sunderland city centre in a moving tribute to the brewery that once...
27/06/2019 - 10:56
This years Sunderland Airshow (July 26-28) promises to deliver the best music programme in the event’s history as a further act is announced to perform on the stage at Cliffe Park.  Double Platinum...
26/06/2019 - 11:45
Sunderland is paying its annual tribute to the military by raising the flag at the civic centre at 10am on Friday (28 June) to support this year's Armed Forces Day.   The week leading up to Armed...
19/06/2019 - 10:49
Sunderland's historic Elephant Team Rooms are set to take on a new lease of life as home to the city's Local Studies Library. As part of the core statutory Libraries Services offer, Local Studies ...
18/06/2019 - 15:19
Put your best foot forward to enter this year's Active Sunderland BIG Walk on Sunday 30 June.     Herrington Country Park plays host to the event, with three routes to choose from to suit all ages...
18/06/2019 - 14:04
Queen of Banter Scarlett Moffatt announced as Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at Sunderland Empire 13 DECEMBER 2019 – 5 JANUARY 2020 As the clock strikes 12 (noon) we are delighted to announce that I’m...
30/05/2019 - 16:45
Sunderland seaside could become home to a stunning new leisure hub, as part of a wider plan to regenerate the area.  Details of the first of a series of leisure developments planned for Seaburn have...
30/05/2019 - 11:30
Concert goers travelling to Sunderland to see the Spice Girls are being encouraged to plan their journeys in advance. More than 50,000 music fans are expected to arrive in the city to enjoy the Spice...

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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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