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A number of activity days will be held in parks across Sunderland this summer. The family fun will include sports such as football, table tennis, traditional sports-day-style games, mini-golf, tennis, trampolining, volleyball, cricket, netball and hockey. The activities will be held as part of the BIG Community Sports Festivals, the...
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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...
RememberSrebrenica
Sunderland City Council will hold events today (11th July) to remember the Srebrenica genocide, which took place during the Bosnian War (1992-5). The genocide saw over 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys massacred in and around the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995. The genocide will be remembered in events...
Sunderland’s Washington Old Hall celebrated American Independence Day this year by welcoming some very special guests. Representatives from Tudor Place, a historic building in the US associated with George Washington’s family, came all the way from America to mark the 4th of July at the hall. Washington Old Hall – a...
TheQuoExperience
As well as enjoying amazing flying displays, visitors to the 2018 Sunderland Airshow will be able to rock all over the world before getting down to some classic disco hits. The Sunderland International Airshow (Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and this...
Booklaunch
Sunderland primary school children have teamed up with a professional author and illustrator to create a book celebrating Sunderland’s maritime past. The book – based on the life of Sunderland sailor Jack Crawford – is packed with fun facts and features a colourful array of characters including pressganged villains, washer...
Ten new recycling vehicles are ready to hit Wearside’s roads – and Sunderland City Council is asking local youngsters to help give them names. The vehicles were recently bought to update the council’s fleet and to boost the quality of life of local residents and improve the environment. Cllr Amy Wilson,...
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A project is underway to gather people’s memories of a historic Sunderland landmark. Ghosts of Hylton Castle aims to capture people’s recollections of growing up near the ancient monument. Hylton Castle – a 14th century structure – is currently being restored thanks to a partnership between Sunderland City Council and the...
A nautical launch for the 4th annual West Area community
Stilt-walking pirates and mermaids will be among the attractions at a free family fun day taking place on Saturday 30th June. Taking its theme from the upcoming Tall Ships Race, the fun day will focus on ships, pirates and sea shanties and will mark the culmination of a three-day event...
Dogs workshop
This week a public awareness programme is being launched in Sunderland to raise awareness of how people can stay safe around dogs.  A range of activities will provide information for carers, parents, health professionals and the general public. This information will give tips on how babies, children and youngsters can...

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