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., 22/10/2019
E.g., 22/10/2019
Ghoulish Glass Painting
Take part in our ever-popular Halloween themed workshop: design and make your own creepy hanging decoration to take home and display for all to see! Suitable for Age 4+.  Cost: £4 . Drop-in session...
11am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3pm (drop in) Get ready for the annual Diwali festival of light by making your own lanterns and rangoli artworks at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Suggested...
Don't miss your chance to check out the latest in optical equipment and chat to the friendly In Focus experts. Test, select and buy state-of-the-art binoculars and telescopes under field conditions....
Fiendish Fusing
Design and make your own spooky decoration for Halloween – use colourful glass mosaics and glass grains to create a solid glass decoration. Suitable for Age 6+  £10 per person, Booking essential...
28/10/2019 to 29/10/2019
Two-day football at the Beacon of Light.  Simply drop off your youngster and collect when the course finishes. Suitable for boys and girls from reception to school year 9. Session is priced at £20...
Mirror Mirror
What do you see reflected? Paint a self-portrait, a scene from our exhibition, or anything you want onto a glass mirror. Take it away with you to adorn your home! Suitable for Age 4+  Cost: £4 per...
Media Law Masterclass
Anyone who publishes online or on social media platforms needs to follow laws in the same way that traditional media such as newspapers, TV, radio and magazines do. People have ended up in jail or...
Mummy Chocolate Apples
Children and families can join us in the Beacon Kitchen to learn some new baking tricks and make some devilishly good Halloween-themed treats.  Sessions are suitable for children in school year 3+....


Did you know?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.


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Buy 3 tickets or more and you are entitled to a discounted price! Grab your tickets asap! https://t.co/h1evthYzMc https://t.co/dvskGznsbR 1 day 10 hours ago
lots happening for the festival of light!! https://t.co/BSc7pr1Hjr https://t.co/GcyORuK73K 2 days 12 hours ago
Lovely shot! 3 days 12 hours ago
We cant wait to see you all in Mowbray Park in a few weeks, but we love seeing your photos from past illuminations… https://t.co/ooyTX3PsBg 3 days 18 hours ago
Houghton Feast 2019! https://t.co/IOO6Np9bLq 6 days 13 hours ago
RT : NEW POST: What to expect from this year's Festival of Light in Sunderland (and how to book tickets):… https://t.co/6Hb65jChUq 1 week 12 hours ago
Get your tickets to the festival of light before the 31st of October to be entered into a prize draw, the winner wi… https://t.co/pL3x3b77W1 1 week 1 day ago
Get your tickets before the 31st of October to be entered into a prize draw, the winner will win a £50 bridges gift… https://t.co/OetZnSHooi 1 week 1 day ago
Get your tickets before the 31st of October to be entered into a prize draw, the winner will win a £50 bridges gift… https://t.co/tgxmbHHWAN 1 week 1 day ago
Tickets for our brand new christmas themed festival of light are on sale now! Running every Thursday- Sunday night… https://t.co/0i6ulCZo7U 1 week 3 days ago
Darker nights mean its time for Mowbray Park to play host to the Festival of light, don't miss out! https://t.co/BSc7pr1Hjr 1 week 3 days ago
Houghton Feast 2019 is about to draw to a close, don't miss the last weekend of the celebrations! https://t.co/8ZhzQhD2PS 1 week 3 days ago
RT : We still have tickets available for this screening tomorrow. Get yourself along to what should be a great evening! https://t.co/4ZAqBsodG5 1 week 4 days ago
RT : We know it can be murder calling a taxi over Halloween,so get ready for the scariest ride of your life with… https://t.co/7Nb4B7uJbi 1 week 4 days ago


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