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Sunderland gets set for Beyoncé
08/02/2016 - 11:45
Beyoncé, one of the biggest female artists of all time, is set to light up the North East in the summer following the announcement of her hotly-anticipated world tour. Recognised as the most powerful...
International Pro Tennis returns to Sunderland
05/02/2016 - 15:03
Men’s and Women’s international pro tennis is set to return to Sunderland as the Aegon GB Pro-Series takes place at the Sunderland Tennis Centre between Sunday 7 and Sunday 14 February. The Aegon GB...
04/02/2016 - 16:21
BBC One's Countryfile is off to the seaside this weekend as it visits Sunderland's Roker Pier. The programme, which was filmed in the city last month, sees presenter Ellie Harrison visiting the...
Tosca
03/02/2016 - 13:06
Opera & Ballet International present an Ellen Kent production of Puccini’s Tosca with international soloists, a highly praised chorus and a full orchestra. The production will be at Sunderland...
02/02/2016 - 08:53
Plans to bring two of Sunderland's most historic buildings back into use have scooped the National Lottery jackpot. The £5.4m awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will see a £2.5m grant to...
Impossible
01/02/2016 - 14:44
Impossible, the most dangerous show the West End has ever seen will play the Sunderland Empire (23-27 February 2016) featuring the world's greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular...
Brand New Heavies
01/02/2016 - 09:36
Jazz and funk band The Brand New Heavies will headline Sunniside Live the only live music festival in Sunderland City Centre. Following on from the huge success last year the festival aims to be...
Sunderland celebrates the Year of the Monkey
28/01/2016 - 14:41
The Year of the Monkey will be welcomed in style in Sunderland, with the city hosting its first ever Chinese New Year celebrations. A full programme of events including an appearance by dragons and...

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