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A feast of theatre on your doorstep
15/04/2015 - 11:07
From next week North East theatre goers have the chance to see something a little different – and sometimes challenging – with SunFest. The annual festival of theatre launches next Thursday 23 April...
Taking Ogre Sunderland
10/04/2015 - 16:43
Sunderland Empire has announced that Shrek the Musical® will stomp into Wearside from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 22 November 2015. Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a...
Hello Kitty Live - Fashion & Friends is on its way
08/04/2015 - 14:34
Hello Kitty Live – Fashion & Friends is on its way with an extensive UK tour in October 2015 The Official World Premiere is at Hammersmith Apollo, London on Thursday 8 October. The full Tour goes...
Come along to Sunderland’s museums for some eggscitement this Easter
02/04/2015 - 10:15
Sunderland's museums are the place to be over the Easter holidays. Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Monkwearmouth Station Museum and Washington F Pit will host a variety of events and...
Keeping Easter on time at St Peter's in Sunderland
01/04/2015 - 17:13
The Easter eggs are in the shops, the daffodils are blooming and Lent is almost over but have you ever wondered why the date of Easter varies from year to year The answer is right on our doorstep. A...
Sunderland to bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021
30/03/2015 - 16:29
Sunderland is to bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021. But what is a UK City of Culture, what does it mean to those who have been or will be a city of culture and what can Sunderland offer in their...
Groups in the North East can get closer to nature for less
30/03/2015 - 15:19
WWT Washington Wetland Centre doubles its group discount to 15%. Groups visiting WWT Washington Wetland Centre can get closer to nature for even less from 1 April, as group discount doubles to 15%....
Wicked Defying Gravity by Matt Crockett
27/03/2015 - 11:01
Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, flies in to the Sunderland Empire on Tuesday 31 March 2015. The limited 4 week...

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