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Do you know that an astonishing 36% of people in England don’t read regularly? This is despite the all the evidence suggesting that reading can provide enjoyment, education, relaxation and better mental health. Sunderland Libraries recently played their part in bringing the benefits of reading to more people by taking...
tennis
Some of the brightest young hopes for the future of international tennis will be competing in Sunderland this weekend. The Tennis Winter Cup will kick off today (8th February) at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre and will continue until Sunday afternoon (10th February).
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With Halloween approaching, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will be hosting a series of eerie events this half-term.   Visitors will get to follow a spooky trail, enjoy a Halloween party with a science twist, and even crochet false beards and moustaches. The spooky trail will involve searching for hidden treasures...
bike dock
A ‘bike dock’ on Sunderland’s riverside is to rent out bicycles to the public for as little as £1.00 per hour. The bike dock – next to the National Glass Centre at St Peters – will be hiring the bikes out at an hourly charge of £1.00 for children and...
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Work to repair Sunderland’s historic piers and sea defences is ongoing after the immense battering they received in storms earlier this year. Repairs are underway on the New South Pier, which dates back to 1893. Constructed using a gas-driven crane on rails, New South Pier wasn’t completely finished until 1912....
running
A free weekly local run will be launched in Washington this Sunday (19th May). Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in the runs, which will be held in Princess Anne Park on Sunday mornings. The run – part of the Great Run Local programme – is...
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival to Welcome Worldwide Talent
Talented filmmakers from across the globe will soon see their efforts showcased at the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival. The festival, now in its third year, will boast short films from countries as diverse as Israel, Belgium, the USA, Switzerland, Lebanon, Norway, Canada and Japan. The films, from young, indie and up-and-coming...
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A PhD student at the University of Sunderland has created a stunning chandelier – using almost 1000 pieces of upcycled glass. Helen Pailing created her chandelier – entitled Adorn – using cut-off pieces of glass discarded by lamp makers. These pieces – of all sizes and shapes – were reworked...
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With Easter coming up, thousands of people will be flocking to Herrington Country Park for some traditional family fun. Sunderland’s annual Penshaw Bowl event will feature two children’s egg rolling contests in the park’s amphitheatre. The Penshaw Bowl will this year be held on Thursday 18th April, with the free-to-enter...
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The BBC has announced that it is planning to base a team of journalists in Sunderland. The BBC will work in partnership with the University of Sunderland’s School of Media and Communication, with the BBC team using the university’s MediaHUB.   Used by the university’s journalism and media students, the MediaHUB is...

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