What's on

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., 19/10/2020
E.g., 19/10/2020
Illuminations
09/10/2020 to 03/01/2021
Autumn nights in Sunderland are soon to be brightened by the return of the much-loved Sunderland Illuminations.   From Friday 9 October, Roker and Seaburn seafront will be awash with colour as the...
Sunderland's spooky stories
05/10/2020 to 19/10/2020
Sunderland's Spooky Story competition is part of the City's 'Lights Out' Halloween programme, partnered with Sunderland Libraries Services as part of the Sunderland Libraries' Literature Festival...

Did you know?

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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