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Illuminations in Numbers
04/01/2016 - 09:31
If you went to Sunderland Illuminations in 2015 and had a great time it would appear you were not alone. Market research asked 534 people what they thought of Sunderland Illuminations and the...
Sunderland Style
30/12/2015 - 14:13
As part of the Sunderland: Then and Now exhibition there is a rather splendid look back at Sunderland style through the ages. The exhibition, curated by Erin Spragg, covers every decade of fashion...
Empire in January
29/12/2015 - 13:52
A host of one night spectaculars are set to hit the Sunderland Empire stage to help banish those January blues with performances from ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ (Monday 11 January) ‘ABBA MANIA...
Low Quay, Sunderland, 1888 by John Smith Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
18/12/2015 - 10:41
‘Sunderland: Then and Now’ is a fascinating display of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints from the city’s collection illustrating how Sunderland has developed over the centuries. The...
Spirit of Sunderland train
14/12/2015 - 12:15
Virgin Trains has today launched its brand new services to London from Sunderland and Stirling. The new services have been launched in response to demands from both business and leisure customers who...
04/12/2015 - 13:04
Long-running, record-breaking West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live, has now taken in excess of $150million at the global box office. A 10-month UK & European tour to visit Sunderland...
Rihanna Tour
01/12/2015 - 17:31
This Thursday (3 December) will see fans of global music superstar Rihanna finally get to secure tickets to see their idol live on Wearside. Sunderland’s Stadium of Light is set to host the Bajan...
23/11/2015 - 21:15
Global music superstar Rihanna is returning to the North East following the announcement of her hotly-anticipated world tour. One of the biggest names in music, the Bajan star is set to take to the...


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Sunderland is one of the few cities in the UK to have a river, beautiful coastline and two award winning beaches at Roker and Seaburn.


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