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Big Names And Family Favourites Heading To Sunderland Festival
A SUNDERLAND festival is delivering fun for all ages this month (August), with comedy, live music and family-friendly entertainment on the line-up. As part of its Rainton Festival, Rainton Arena, at Houghton-le-Spring, has planned a packed series of socially distanced events, making the most of its huge outdoor space.Those heading...
Bridges Shopping Centre is on the Ball
A popular activity at a Sunderland shopping centre is bouncing back, as the Government eases more lockdown restrictions. The Ping Pong Parlour at the Bridges will reopen today (17 August), at a bigger location in the former USC unit, next to Debenhams. And those hoping to practise their swing can now book...
Eat Out to Help Out provides a tasty boost for Sunderland restaurants
The Government’s "Eat Out Help Out" scheme has proved deliciously tempting to diners across Sunderland. The new incentive, to give the restaurant industry a much-needed boost after lockdown, was positively received across the city with the majority of eateries signing up to take part.And happy restaurant owners have reported an...
Larry Elder's new documentary on African Americans and politics is a runaway success The IMDb reviews are rolling in: close to 1,000 at the time of writing, with a 9.8/10 average rating.Released on June 19th, you can buy the documentary from their website for $19.00, which is roughly £16. Split...
Sunderland's Summer Streets has confirmed a list of replacement video acts for the Festival The annual not-for-profit music, arts and community festival, which usually takes place in Sunderland every July, was cancelled by the government.Thanks to an Arts Council England Emergency Fund grant, they have confirmed these internet "events":• Family...
Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food is not being defeated by the government's restrictions. In normal times, the awards celebrate the loaf: hundreds of loaves would be delivered for assessment by a panel of esteemed judges. Instead, in a special edition for 2020, the Awards will recognise the people...
The venue is offering schools and colleges across the region a way of ensuring their proms can take place and still obey government rules. Rainton Arena, near Houghton-le-Spring, has come up with a solution which owners hope will save thousands of youngsters from disappointment.The arena, which can normally take up...
The Mainstream Media has seemingly gone bonkers recently in an effort to keep your attention by outdoing itself with ever more bonkers content that has to get an emotional rise, even a toxic one, out of you to be successful Let's put ourselves in the big media bosses' shoes: your...
The government may have removed our right to gather together, but it could not prevent thousands of people from joining with each other virtually, to remember those who have died. As lockdown and 'social distancing' continue in selected countries, people are having to cope with the death a loved one,...
Following the explosive popularity of the American documentary Out of Shadows, a UK version is being released at 6pm tonight Presumably you're like us, being stuck at home not being an essential worker, doing your bit to save the taxpayer-funded NHS by not going to work and paying taxes, wondering...

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