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., 18/09/2019
E.g., 18/09/2019
21/11/2019 to 22/12/2019
The Festival of Light is back for 2019 - with a new venue, new lights and new activities! Visitors will be welcomed to a Winter Wonderland in Mowbray Park every Thursday-Sunday from 21 November-22nd...
Christmas Craft Fair
23/11/2019 to 24/11/2019
Here at National Glass Centre we value all that’s made locally, so we’re holding more of our popular craft fairs to celebrate the beautiful handmade crafts the North East has to offer. Each fair will...
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...
01/12/2019 to 24/12/2019
Experience Washington Old Hall in a different light. This is an opportunity to see these quaint, historic gardens in a special way. For more information Click here 
01/12/2019 to 08/12/2019
A day with your hands in clay making bespoke Christmas decorations and working the wheel at the National Glass Centre! Spend the morning throwing a basic mug form, learning how to use the wheel and...
03/12/2019 to 07/12/2019
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful...
08/12/2019 to 15/12/2019
Create beautiful Christmas decorations using traditional techniques at the National Glass Centre. This elementary course in copper foil technique stained glass will teach you basic stained glass...
Christmas Themed Screen Printing on Glass
14/12/2019
An introduction to this glass screen printing technique using our specialised equipment at the National Glass Centre. This one day course offers participants a comprehensive introduction into screen...

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Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

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