Sunderland City of Culture Launch Event

Friday, September 18, 2015 to Sunday, September 20, 2015

A free event celebrating Sunderland's cultural life, featuring dance, music, art, photography and film will take place in Keel Square as the launch event for the Sunderland City of Culture Bid 2021.

Performances include:

  • Shrek the Musical - 5.30pm
  • Theatre Space North East - 6.05pm
  • Genfactor Winners SK Dance and Chloe Ann Robson - 6.40pm
  • Barry Hyde - 7.15pm
  • Sunderland University Student Band - 7.40pm
  • Bee Enchanted - 8.15pm
  • Frankie & the Heartstrings - 8.45pm

The launch will also include Newborns by Julian Germain and Fantasy Studio by Kuba Ryniewicz.


Find out more about Sunderland2021.

Find out more about Sunderland's bid to be UK City of Culture.

Follow the bid on Twitter with the hash tag #Sunderland2021.

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Did you know?

Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.


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