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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!

What's on today? What's on this week?

E.g., 08/12/2019
E.g., 08/12/2019
Christmas in Sunderland
21/11/2019 to 05/01/2020
Join us this winter and get ready for a jam-packed programme of activity as the festive season takes over Sunderland city centre. Launching on the 21 November Christmas in Sunderland will include a...
21/11/2019 to 22/12/2019
Open every week Thursday - Sunday, 21 November – 22 December New location, Mowbray Park, Sunderland City Centre Part of the Christmas in Sunderland programme, the Festival of Light is back with a...
Bring to Light
14/09/2019 to 16/09/2020
Collections Gallery Across world cultures and time, glass and ceramics have been used as materials to make objects that contain light. These objects are practical, they keep us safe from open flame...
Gifted 19
28/09/2019 to 19/01/2020
National Glass Centre, Balcony Gallery This exhibition offers an opportunity to buy unique, high quality, hand-made gifts made in glass and ceramics. The artists represented are working at various...
Through the Looking Glass
19/10/2019 to 08/03/2020
Although we rarely stop to acknowledge their presence, windows are part of our day to day life and for the majority of us, they are our most regular connection to glass as a material. In this...
Observe Experiment Archive
15/11/2019 to 05/01/2020
Observe Experiment Archive explores the parallels between photography and scientific methods such as observation, experimentation and archiving. The exhibition reflects on how contemporary...
21/11/2019 to 05/01/2020
Ready for a real 'ice' time this Christmas from 21 November to 5 January? Then get your skates on and head down to Keel Square and our fabulous ice rink, there's plenty of fun to be had throughout...
Flameworked Christmas Decorations
30/11/2019 to 15/12/2019
Make your own flameworked decorations in this special festive course at the National Glass Centre. Use our torches and tools to create unique and beautiful Christmas Tree Decorations for you and your...

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Did you know?

Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.

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What a fab opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts! Get the date in your diary and don't miss out… https://t.co/cbWyd6Qw5a 1 week 1 day ago
Festival of Light is open from 4pm today. If you're visiting don't forget to drop in to our beautiful tipi to take… https://t.co/8FdwOyQku8 1 week 1 day ago
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Festival of Light is set to open at 4pm for the weekend! Come down and enjoy the FREE craft and slime making sessio… https://t.co/uf7oSoRmVb 1 week 2 days ago
Festival of Light is open Thursday-Sunday this week. This week in our beautiful tipi we have FREE drop in craft ses… https://t.co/qfeCUm4iGh 1 week 3 days ago
During the Festival of light Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens shop is open full of Christmas gifts and more. Hol… https://t.co/FNOUiKZl6s 1 week 6 days ago
Heading to the Festival of light in Mowbray Park, don't forget free parking is on offer thoughout. For more informa… https://t.co/lGdrHShIcP 1 week 6 days ago
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