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There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

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24/03/2018 to 10/06/2018
The BP Portrait Award 2017  showcases outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing images of famous faces, the...
Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 31/12/2018
Hidden amongst the lush vegetation of our indoor garden a whole series of amazing dinosaur models are waiting to be discovered. See a baby T Rex as it hatches from its giant egg, watch a stegosaurus...
24/03/2018 to 10/06/2018
Borrow a backpack to go exploring the amazing portraits in the BP Portrait Award exhibition, with Eddie the Teddy. Try different puzzles and challenges using the materials provided in the backpack....
06/04/2018 to 05/05/2018
Exhibition of monumental charcoal drawings that explore the boundaries of figure and form. The work is inspired by Neo Expressionism artists and the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus
16/04/2018 to 21/04/2018
OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Sunderland, starring Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones as Elle Woods and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan.   The smash hit Broadway...
24/04/2018 to 28/04/2018
High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical. Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers and West...
26/04/2018
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for toddlers in the Worlds Alive Gallery overlooking the Winter Gardens. £3 per child and £2 per additional child/sibling. Please e-mail museumlearning@...
27/04/2018
It's very hard to tour topical material these days. For multi-award-nominated musical comedy stars Jonny & the Baptists, it's been a real nightmare. Every time they try to write something silly...

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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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