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Arts & Culture

Sunderland's Countdown to Christmas: Lights, Markets, and More
This year in Sunderland, you can enjoy a variety of festive favourites, including REINDEER runs, food fairs, and Christmas stockings. Sunderland BID, in partnership with Sunderland City Council, has announced a raft of activities set to take place in the city centre in the run-up to Christmas and beyond. And Thursday...
Mowbray Park Festival of Light 2023: Unveiling the New Illuminations
Last night, students from Special Educational Needs and Disabilities schools throughout the city were granted an exclusive preview of the Mowbray Park festival before it officially opens to the public tonight. The invitation-only preview allowed children and their families to enjoy the event at a time when the park is...
Lights, Music, and Magic: What to Expect at Sunderland's Festival of Light
Attendees at Sunderland's Festival of Light can anticipate mesmerizing fire performances, a silent disco suitable for the whole family, and captivating street theatre as the month-long event kicks off in Mowbray Park next week. A wrap-around programme featuring a mix of pop-up events and entertainment will make this year's Festival...
Fear on the Wear: Sunderland's Spooky Lantern Parade Returns with a Twist
An EXCEPTIONAL parade this autumn will shine a spotlight on Sunderland, provided that people show their support for the event. Fear on the Wear – the annual Halloween event – is set to return to the city centre this year, an initiative by Sunderland BID with support from Sunderland City...
Immerse Yourself in Sunderland's Halloween Haunted History at Fear On the Wear
When Sunderland's Fear On the Wear festival returns, prepare to immerse yourself in captivating stories of haunted history, enigmatic creatures shrouded in darkness, and a food market with an eerie allure. The annual celebration of all things terrifying will run across the city centre from 20-31 October, with something for...
Sunderland's Festival of Light: A Dazzling Autumn Spectacle in Mowbray Park
An enchanting light projection and dazzling new lighting creations are poised to illuminate the evening skies in Sunderland's city centre this autumn. The city's ever-popular Festival of Light is relocating to Mowbray Park as restoration work currently underway on Roker Park's historic bandstand means the area around it can't be...
Sunderland's Bridges Shopping Centre Sweetens Support for Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning
SUNDERLAND's shopping centre is enthusiastically supporting one of the United Kingdom's most prominent fundraising events, bringing delectable news to all its visitors. Macmillan Cancer Support – which provides vital services to those dealing with cancer and their families – have raised millions over the years through its annual coffee morning...
A Celebration of Sunderland's Past: Heritage Open Days 2023 Unwrapped
An array of complimentary events will honour Sunderland's abundant history as a component of this year's Heritage Open Days, which stands as England's most extensive festival highlighting history and culture. The festival begins Friday 8 September, and the free events will run until Sunday 17 September. This year’s theme is ‘Creativity...
Hidden Ladybirds and Vibrant Benches: Sunderland's Third Art Project Unveiled
An art project that has gained popularity is making its third appearance in Sunderland, accompanied by an extra treat for observant visitors to discover. A number of unique art benches have become a popular city centre attraction over the last few years, re-painted each summer with new artwork created by...
Art Meets AI: Sunderland's Future Walls Redefines Street Art with Al-Generated Murals
Future Walls, an innovative street art initiative, has taken flight and is now firmly establishing itself in the unlikeliest of places – Sunderland, a vibrant city in the North East. Future Walls will see, for the first time ever, an Al-generated image on a real urban wall in the form...

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