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Spring clean at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
24/02/2017 - 10:58
From 27 February until 18 March 2017 the first, second and third floors of Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens will be closed to the public for essential maintenance. The ground floor, Winter...
Shrek the Musical returns
23/02/2017 - 10:54
The producers of Shrek the Musical have announced that the larger-than-life production will be returning to the Sunderland Empire for two weeks only from Wednesday 31 January – Sunday 11 February...
Full Monty to return to Sunderland
17/02/2017 - 16:33
Hold onto your hats! The Full Monty is back by popular demand at Sunderland Empire next month for one week only (20 - 25 March 2017). Directed by Jack Ryder, The Full Monty tour is led by Gary Lucy...
Fans invited to watch Black Cats train
15/02/2017 - 15:57
Sunderland AFC’s first team players are to train at the Stadium of Light on the first day of school half-term holidays next week and the session will be open to supporters to come along and watch....
15/02/2017 - 13:20
TWO more stunning ships have pledged their support for The Tall Ships Races in Sunderland 2018. TS Maybe and STS Lord Nelson will be coming to delight crowds at the spectacular event taking place in...
13/02/2017 - 15:21
Has your pooch got star quality and even possibly the opera factor? Then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme coming to the Sunderland Empire on...
Russel Brand RE:BIRTH
30/01/2017 - 15:34
Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland. What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from? In...
North East’s Puddle Jumping Championships
27/01/2017 - 10:07
This February half term, children of all ages are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in with the North East’s Puddle Jumping Championships being held at WWT Washington...


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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