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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...
Popular Sunderland artwork goes on sale
17/04/2015 - 08:42
Due to popular demand, a series of posters and postcards featuring illustrations of Sunderland landmarks and attractions have gone on sale at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. The artwork has...
Additional Foo Fighters tickets made available
16/04/2015 - 14:30
Sunderland’s Stadium of Light welcomes US rock gods Foo Fighters next month for their hotly anticipated gig on Wearside, with additional tickets now been made available. Tickets for the rock concert...
Sunderland hit Wicked wins Olivier award
16/04/2015 - 13:20
Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible story of the Witches of Oz, has won the ‘This Morning Audience Award’ at the Olivier Awards 2015 with Mastercard. The...

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Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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