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Great Drama in Easy Reach at Arts Centre Washington
30/01/2015 - 09:29
Award-winning shows, acclaimed performers and great stories from some of the most exciting theatre companies in the UK; if you enjoy great theatre or want to try something new, it’s right on your...
Sunderland a City by the Sea wins the bid
28/01/2015 - 18:20
Sunderland has scooped £540,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund to continue its seafront regeneration. The successful bid 'Sunderland - A City by the Sea' was lodged by a Sunderland City Council...
Jupiter Nights is an astronomical success at WWT Washington
28/01/2015 - 17:34
Over a thousand people on Friday and Saturday evening took part in ‘Jupiter Nights’, a joint event organised by Washington Wetlands Centre and Sunderland Astronomical Society. The event aimed to...
23/01/2015 - 15:49
Currently on display as part of Sunderland Museum's contemporary art exhibits 'The Happy Garden' is a wonderful example of Ged Quinn's method of combining modern and perhaps controversial references...
The BIG event dates have been announced
23/01/2015 - 12:46
The dates for Sunderland’s ‘BIG’ Events are now available. Saturday 2 May - The BIG Mini Fun Run A fun family event, encouraging children and families who take part to run, walk or toddle their way...
Godspell in Concert at Sunderland Empire cast announced
22/01/2015 - 16:41
This spring ‘Godspell in Concert’, the legendary rock musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy® and Academy Award®- winning composer of ‘Wicked’, returns to the UK’s stages and will be playing at...
Win a gym pass to help you keep those New Year’s Resolutions
21/01/2015 - 16:52
This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone that took part and a big thank you to Quality Hotels Boldon. We have more gym passes from Quality Hotels Boldon to give away to help you with...
Pro tennis returns to Sunderland
21/01/2015 - 15:06
Men’s and women’s international pro tennis returns to Sunderland at the Sunderland Tennis Centre, Sunday 25 January to Sunday 1 February 2015. Find out more about the Pro tennis in Sunderland event....

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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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