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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Online tickets are now on sale for Sunderland’s Festival of Light, an extravaganza of illuminations set to brighten up the dark early winter nights. The Festival of Light, which is an enormously popular part of the Christmas in Sunderland programme, will this year be held in its new city centre...
From Sir Thomas Allen and The Futureheads to Kenickie and Leatherface, Sunderland has a habit of always producing exceptional musicians. The city of Sunderland is full of talented musicians who have done a great deal of service to the British Music Industry. It is difficult to mention the names of...
Holy Trinity Church in the East End of Sunderland will be undergoing extensive restoration work over the next 12 months. An event to promote the conservation efforts of local community groups and trusts will be held on Saturday 6th July and aims to raise awareness of Sunderland's rich history. The Canny...
Spice Girls
Sunderland is all geared up to welcome an estimated 50,000 Spice Girls fans, who will be descending on the city for the group’s gig this evening (6th June) at the Stadium of Light. In order to give the fans what they “really, really want”, the city’s shops, restaurants, bars and...
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A free session of medieval family fun is to take place in the shadow of Sunderland’s historic Hylton Castle. The children’s playpark at Craigavon Road – located close to the 14th-century monument – will host an afternoon of medieval-themed activities between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm on Sunday 26th May. The...
food festival
This year will see not one but two new food and drink festivals bringing mouth-watering treats to Wearside. The Sunderland Food and Drink Festival will take over the city centre between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd June, with Keel Square, High Street West, Market Square and Blandfood Street all dedicated...
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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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A tour featuring some of the biggest names in sixties music will be coming to Sunderland in the spring. The Solid Silver 60s Tour has been taking the stars of that decade around the country for an astonishing 34 years, selling over a million tickets for over 1,500 shows. But...
Visitors to this year’s Sunderland Illuminations will have the chance to see personalised messages to their loved ones flash across an enormous dome – for the price of only £5.00. The Sunderland Sphere – a dome measuring 18 metres across – will be one of the main attractions at this...
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Sunderland’s massively popular Illuminations and Festival of Light are to return to the city this autumn. As well as classic favourites, these events will see some glittering new features, giving returning visitors a whole new take on the proceedings. The Festival of Light in Roker Park is set to run from...

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