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07/10/2015 - 18:43
Sunderland streets are set to be transformed into a Frost Village, with a real open air ice rink, funfair and much more, as the city’s Christmas line-up is announced today. Sunderland is hosting a...
Halloween at NGC
01/10/2015 - 14:47
With all the fire, burnt orange tones and flaming reds, it’s easy to associate glass making with Autumn days, bonfire night and Halloween!  National Glass Centre make it even easier this year with...
Children outside the Winter Gardens
01/10/2015 - 12:40
With the October half-term break coming up (it’s from Saturday 24 October to Sunday the 1 November) we’ve been having a look as to what things there is to see and do in and around Sunderland....
Sunderland Illuminations launch 2015
01/10/2015 - 09:23
Bigger and brighter than ever before, Sunderland Illuminations got off to a great start with Spark! drummers leading thousands to the main stage where Lauren Laverne gave the countdown to the switch...
Virgin Trains to launch new service from Sunderland
29/09/2015 - 16:55
Virgin Trains has launched tickets for its newest destination – Sunderland. The city will benefit from a new direct return service to London from 14 December 2015. Virgin will also today start...
Into Thin Air
25/09/2015 - 16:24
Precious Cargo are coming to Arts Centre Washington with their new show Into Thin Air, exploring the increasing pressure on everyone to succeed at everything. It looks at when ambition moves from a...
Billy Elliot the Musical London Photo by Alastair Muir
25/09/2015 - 11:27
First ever UK and Ireland tour of internationally acclaimed Billy Elliot the Musical includes Sunderland Empire. Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions are delighted...
23/09/2015 - 18:55
Sunderland Minster, no stranger to film, it being one of the venues for the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival back in July, is to host a film whose subject matter will certainly be close to home. The...

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