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Lighting up the skies in celebration
06/05/2015 - 15:50
The skies above Sunderland will be lit up as part of national celebrations for VE Day. Friday 8 May is the 70th anniversary of VE Day which marked the Allied Forces victory in Europe during the...
Big Bike Ride routes revealed
30/04/2015 - 16:58
Detailed routes have been released for one of the North East’s biggest cycling events, The Active Sunderland Big Bike Ride. The hugely popular event draws hundreds of cyclists each year to three...
Stadium of Light Sunderland
23/04/2015 - 12:47
It is just over a month until Sunderland welcomes one of the world’s biggest bands, Foo Fighters, to the Stadium of Light and regional businesses have come together to ensure that the city reaps the...
HMS Ocean returning for May Bank Holiday
23/04/2015 - 09:45
More than 300 officers and ratings from Sunderland's adopted warship HMS Ocean are to parade through the city centre. The freedom parade from 11am on Saturday 2 May is part of a Bank Holiday visit by...
Interior of the Ritz Cinema Sunderland
22/04/2015 - 13:06
May is local history month and Sunderland Heritage Forum and Sunderland City Council have organised a series of events to help people in Sunderland be more aware of their heritage. Local History...
‘The Producers’ becomes latest Broadway smash to hit Sunderland
20/04/2015 - 11:59
Sunderland Empire Theatre is to welcome a much acclaimed musical comedy starring Jason Manford and Phil Jupitus. Based on Mel Brooks' much loved Academy Award winning movie, ‘The Producers’ is a...
Call for artists in Sunderland to present their work to fellow artists
17/04/2015 - 15:37
The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art are giving artists in Sunderland the chance to present their work to other artists at the Caravan Gallery’s Pride of Place Project hub next Wednesday 22...
Family friendly runs and cycle events launched
17/04/2015 - 15:14
A series of family orientated running and cycling events in Sunderland have been launched.   The Active Sunderland BIG Mini Fun Run will be the first event of the series taking place on Saturday 2...


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Blockbuster West End shows are staged at the Sunderland Empire, the biggest theatre between Edinbugh and Manchester.


This Saturday hosts one of the country's biggest community sports events. Join Team GB athletes for… 1 day 13 hours ago
RT : “Attention” as Ryhope Engines Museum is offering visitors the rare chance to see this historic monument action this… 2 days 3 hours ago
We’re biased but there’s no beating these views! is one lucky elephant! 2 days 4 hours ago
pop up park is with us until 2 September, so there's still plenty of time to go along and join in th… 2 days 9 hours ago
RT : We’ve made it to the How fabulous do we all look 😍 2 days 10 hours ago
Ah wow, that's just gone and made us soooooo hungry ! Bring on the lunchtime burger fest!… 2 days 10 hours ago
So glad you enjoyed your day! 2 days 12 hours ago
RT : When the sun it sets & the lights they come on over Sunderland :) 2 days 14 hours ago
Yes we are ready ! Get your tickets folks cos they are coming.... 2 days 14 hours ago
RT : We are here at Seaburn beach all set for the big community event! Pop over to our stand to find out lo… 3 days 10 hours ago
We can't wait for this it's going to be an action packed day! 3 days 10 hours ago
Doodle is here! 3 days 13 hours ago
Join in the fun this afternoon at Seaburn Beach for the last of the Wednesday Active Sunderland BIG Community Sport… 3 days 14 hours ago
RT : Come and see us in Sunderland! I’m down at beautiful Roker Beach! 4 days 2 hours ago


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