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Priscilla Queen of the Desert
22/08/2015 - 17:31
This great production opens on Thursday 20 August at the Manchester Opera House and comes to Sunderland Empire on Monday 31 August until Saturday 5 September. David Ian Productions and the Ambassador...
BIG Walk Ladies at the start
21/08/2015 - 12:44
Entries are now being taken for this year's Active Sunderland BIG Walk which takes place on Sunday 20 September. Last year, more than 600 people took part and enjoyed a wonderful way to be active...
Tumble into The Bunker for a week of song writing
20/08/2015 - 12:08
Sunderland’s aspiring songwriters are being invited to be part of a musical adventure, exploring the world of lyric writing. The Bunker, a community interest company (CIC) based on the outskirts of...
Sunderland to launch Keel Square
19/08/2015 - 16:16
Sunderland's new public space Keel Square is officially opened on Monday 31 August at 11 am, with a whole host of events, activities and special guests. Part of an on-going multi-million pound city-...
The Metro Mascot at NGC
11/08/2015 - 12:53
Families enjoying a day out at one of Sunderland’s top attractions will have a cracking time when Tyne and Wear Metro pay a visit this weekend. The iconic Metro logo has been brought to life in a new...
Theatre reveals upcoming shows
10/08/2015 - 13:08
Sunderland Empire has announced big name highlights such as Broadway phenomenon Jersey Boys and family favourite Shrek the Musical in its upcoming season. The 108 year old theatre, at the heart of...
Sunderland visitor numbers top eight million
07/08/2015 - 08:39
Newly released tourism statistics show that the number of visitors to Sunderland has broken through the eight million mark. The figures, announced today, show that 8.3 million people visited...
Judith and Ineke from the Netherlands
06/08/2015 - 16:48
Over a 150 people have been through the doors and back on their bikes at The Roker Cycle Hub in the first two weeks since it opened its doors on Saturday 18 July. The Roker Cycle Hub, conveniently...

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