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Several very important dates
14/07/2015 - 08:59
Sunderland is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland this summer. Lewis Carroll and his most famous work are heavily linked with Sunderland and the North East. Carroll’s wife was a...
July marks 108 years since the Sunderland Empire opened
08/07/2015 - 13:30
July marks 108 years since the Sunderland Empire opened its grand doors to an excited audience for the very first time. Now, perhaps more than ever, this iconic Sunderland landmark delights us with a...
Canaletto (1697–1768) A Regatta on the Grand Canal about 1740 The National Gallery, London © The National Gallery, London.
08/07/2015 - 09:46
Canaletto’s masterpiece and one of the world’s most famous paintings ‘A Regatta on the Grand Canal’ will go on view to the public at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from Saturday 11 July to...
Star Spangled Banner raised over Washington Old Hall
07/07/2015 - 11:15
The Star Spangled Banner was raised over Washington Old Hall this weekend. The centuries old hall is the ancestral home of America's first president and provided a unique venue for the annual...
03/07/2015 - 15:01
Sunderland is to be the starting port for TheTall Ships Races 2018. The city, once known as the largest shipbuilding town in the world, is set to welcome the world famous Races in July 2018....
02/07/2015 - 12:21
Sunderland International Airshow regularly attracts some of the best pilots in the world. This year is no exception with the arrival of the world's only 'canard' aircraft aerobatic team, La...
Journal Culture Awards at the Minster
01/07/2015 - 14:54
The Journal Culture Awards took place in Sunderland on Tuesday 30 June to celebrate the North East's wonderful culture. The event, now in its ninth year, was held in the iconic Sunderland Minster....
Love me Tender. Ben Lewis as Chad and ensemble. Photo by Johan Persson
25/06/2015 - 11:01
Starring award-winning, platinum album selling singer Mica Paris, alongside EastEnders’ Shaun Williamson and Emmerdale’s Sian Reeves, and filled with the best loved hits from Elvis, Love Me Tender...


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


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