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12/11/2014 - 15:17
WWT Washington named Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at North East England Tourism Awards 2014. Staff and volunteers at WWT Washington Wetland Centre are celebrating after scooping a major...
12/11/2014 - 13:03
Sunderland's reputation as a centre for water polo continues to grow with the city invited to host a high profile national event. Following the success of both the 2014 European Men's Water Polo...
07/11/2014 - 17:40
Even before they arrived from the National Portrait Gallery, the BP Portrait Awards were a big hit with people in the North East. News that the 55 portraits would soon go on display led to art lovers...
03/11/2014 - 07:40
Sunderland has been chosen as one of the home ports for the prestigious “Tall Ships Races” in 2018. Being chosen for this prestigous event reflects the importance of Sunderland as a port both...
02/11/2014 - 18:11
In 2011 a play called ‘Sunderland’ written by French author Clement Koch, which included references to Sunderland Football Club, wowed Parisian theatre goers. Now in 2014 a more local author David...
02/11/2014 - 13:40
Street Art has always been a part of Sunderland’s culture but in recent years it has blossomed with local street artists creating more and more fantastically original pieces of work, street art...
01/11/2014 - 13:28
Sunderland has taken café and coffee shop culture to its heart with some of the best cafes and coffee shops anywhere in the North East. Many of them also offer a lot more than just coffee and good...
Ballet Lorent performing at National Glass Centre, in front of Magdalene’s Odundo’s Transition II – Image: Toni Ross
30/10/2014 - 16:20
A new vision for the future of culture in Sunderland was launched at the National Glass Centre on 17 October. Sunderland Cultural Partnership, which formed in 2013 led by University of Sunderland and...

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Sunderland will welcome over 50 Tall Ships for the first time, when we are the start port for the 2018 races, from 11-14 July.

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