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., 16/09/2019
E.g., 16/09/2019
Introducing Fused Glass
12/05/2019 to 30/11/2019
One day course suitable for beginners and intermediate learners. Design and make your own decorative glass pieces using this kiln glass technique. You will be shown how to cut glass and learn about...
05/07/2019 to 06/10/2019
Painted reliefs by Kevin Petrie Research Gallery Exhibition   Kevin Petrie is Head of the School of Art & Design at the University of Sunderland. He is also Professor of Glass and Ceramics and...
15/07/2019 to 30/09/2019
Join us every Monday night until September for Health Walks in the dene! Explore this natural hidden treasure with friendly faces and lots of laughs! A great way to enjoy the summer evenings and get...
Journeys Drawn: Images from the refugee crisis
20/07/2019 to 22/09/2019
A rare opportunity to see the UK’s first exhibition to explore the refugee crisis through illustration. The exhibition features 40 multi -media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are...
21/08/2019 to 01/11/2019
THE GREAT NORTH PARADE Elmer's Great North Parade is the follow up to the highly successful Great North Snowdogs trail held in 2016. The free art trail in support of St Oswald's Hospice arrives in...
The Flow Country
24/08/2019 to 20/10/2019
Discover the Flow Country — one of Europe’s last wild places! This vast peatland landscape in the far north of Scotland is a special place for wildlife and also plays a key role in defending us...
31/08/2019 to 03/11/2019
An exhibition tracing the birth and death of our clothes through two bodies of photographic artwork. Created over an entire decade, the combined work traces the origins of fashion at Paris Fashion...
Skills and Techniques
01/09/2019 to 30/09/2019
Artists and designers often develop and master specific skills and techniques. This exhibition presents the work of world-leading practitioners specialising in a range of glass and ceramic techniques...


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.


RT : 📢 ON SALE ANNOUNCEMENT 📢 Elvis Costello and The Imposters will bring their new show to Sunderland - Tue 3 Mar 2020… https://t.co/r6Wn4isUUe 7 hours 18 min ago
This looks like a great family day out! Make the most of the last of the summer sunshine and join in the carnival t… https://t.co/jQY5O9JT96 3 days 3 hours ago
Sunderland Restaurant Week is back,with a range of amazing restaurants from Saturday 21 until Sunday 29 September 2… https://t.co/lF46sfV3at 3 days 23 hours ago
RT : Can't wait for this in a few weeks last Sunderland show for at least a few months so get your tickets now… https://t.co/SAP0ypafPM 4 days 4 hours ago
Do you love your local heritage? Would you like to see behind the scenes and find out more from special… https://t.co/jwp9ZQmVSY 4 days 9 hours ago
A unique chance to see in years gone by, Tuesday next week at Bethany City Church.… https://t.co/3s2nVFZLhu 5 days 2 hours ago
Only a few shorts weeks to untill our brand new local music festival kicks off!! https://t.co/v6kO84l8Wy https://t.co/3b6p3521cU 5 days 5 hours ago
RT : After the blue plaque unveiling, I'll be talking about Marion Phillips MP on Tues 17th Sep 11-1 for… https://t.co/1cSquqHDFe 5 days 7 hours ago
We can't agree more! It's an amazing piece of our history and the cafe… https://t.co/yTwrJZnnnX 5 days 11 hours ago
Fantastic pics of a fantastic building If you want to see it for real then pop along… https://t.co/TbW1MBmGbK 5 days 12 hours ago
There are still tickets available for Saturday's tours - don't miss out! https://t.co/35DfIUgr8d 6 days 6 hours ago
Riverside Festival 2019! can you spot yourself in our video? https://t.co/nbq2Bhem7p 6 days 10 hours ago
Don't miss out! https://t.co/MPzT19RJvc 1 week 4 hours ago
No one knows more than Glenda! Fantastic novels too 🙂 https://t.co/awmqxO2d8c 1 week 7 hours ago


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