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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...
Romeo and Juliet performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet
28/01/2016 - 13:25
An acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet is to visit Sunderland as Birmingham Royal Ballet commemorates 400 years since the death of Shakespeare. The timeless drama and storytelling of Shakespeare...
Rihanna Tour
27/01/2016 - 16:39
First sneak peak of new material from Rihanna’s highly anticipated ANTI album was released today to the public. The long-awaited album ANTI is expected to be nearing its release after Rihanna...
North East Puddle Jumping
27/01/2016 - 15:13
Grab your wellies, round up the kids and jump right in for the North East Puddle Jumping Championships this February half-term – part of WWT’s Big Splash! No matter what the weather or your puddle-...
Annie to hit the Sunderland Empire stage
27/01/2016 - 14:29
Annie, the world’s favourite family musical, comes to Sunderland Empire for one week only from Monday 28 March – Saturday 2 April 2016, starring Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph as the...
Alastair Stewart OBE
21/01/2016 - 09:24
One of Britain’s longest serving male newsreaders will be debating the pressures facing an independent media as part of the University of Sunderland’s popular Public Lecture Series 2015/16. ITV’s...


Did you know?

Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.

Sunderland Top Ten's

Looking for a great family day out in a friendly, exciting city by the sea? Looking for fascinating museums, cute wildlife and plenty of space for your little ones to run off their excess energy? Look no more because Sunderland ticks all those boxes and more. Here are our ten best things for all of the family to do in Sunderland.


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