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First Mamma Mia! UK Tour to wow Sunderland
01/11/2016 - 16:54
The sensational feel-good musical Mamma Mia! will come to Sunderland Empire for a 4 week run from 17 October – 11 November 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour. Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer’s...
La Cage Aux Folles to play Sunderland Empire
26/10/2016 - 14:37
Multi award-winning musical La Cage Aux Folles is set to embark on its first ever nationwide tour in 2017 starring John Partridge and Adrian Zmed. The smash hit show will play Sunderland Empire from...
Half term at Sunderland Illuminations
25/10/2016 - 15:08
Tens of thousands of visitors have already enjoyed a fantastic night at Sunderland Illuminations and the family fun continues this half term. Witches, Pirates, Ghosts and fun activities will all be...
Celebrating punk rock
24/10/2016 - 15:11
Punk 1976-78, a British Library exhibition, is set to go on show at Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens later this year. The show which runs from Saturday 3 December 2016 until Sunday 26...
Christmas Frost Village returns to Sunderland
21/10/2016 - 12:02
Christmas in Sunderland is being put on ice this year - as the city's Frost Village returns with a programme full of activities.  Sunderland's Business Improvement District has unveiled its plans for...
Free sports activities for all the family
21/10/2016 - 10:16
To celebrate this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, Active Sunderland delivered a series of six hugely successful community sports festivals at various locations throughout the city during...
Ancient Egypt comes to life in Sunderland
19/10/2016 - 16:54
Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to Sunderland Empire on Saturday 29 October 2016 with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up...
Top Trumps twist at WWT Washington
19/10/2016 - 16:11
Prepare to go on an incredible journey this autumn and learn about the amazing migration of wetland animals... by playing Top Trumps. Yes, you heard right. As part of the incredible journeys...


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St Peter's Church in Monkwearmouth formed part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow, which was home to the author of the first history of England, the Venerable Bede.


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