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AJ Bell Tour of Britain

SUNDERLAND city centre will be the place to be when the AJ Bell Tour of Britain comes to the city for the first time next Tuesday afternoon, 6 September.The UK's most prestigious cycling race is set to bring world-class sporting action to the streets of Sunderland as part of...
The Rabbit Bar and Bistro at High Street West, a Grade II listed building, is the latest in the area to be renovated. The building, which dates from the early 19th century, has undergone a transformation to restore some of its historic features.It is one of a number of listed buildings...
Top performers from around the world are set to reappear at the South Tyneside International Magic Festival. The full event has been on hold since 2020, with smaller scale versions held mainly online during the pandemic.But now the festival is back with a vengeance for its 18th year, giving local...
This August Bank Holiday weekend, head down to the roller skating rink at Keel Square, which will only be in the city for a few more weeks. The rink, part of a programme of entertainment created by Sunderland BID and Sunderland City Council, is open every day from 11am to...
ONE OF the most exciting events on the North East calendar is set to return this weekend (20-21 August) as Hardwick Festival opens its doors.The event combines a whole host of family friendly entertainment, from a dedicated children’s arena to performances by huge name artists.Add into the mix international...
Sunderland is hosting the 2022 British Triathlon Super Series Grand Final, residents and motorists are being advised how to get there and what road closures to expect that weekend. This is the first time the major sporting event has been held in Sunderland, with all the action taking place along...
Young chef 17-23 old? In education or starting out in your career? This is your time to take on the world (starting with UK & Ireland). Entries are open until 1st December 2022. Entrants are asked to produce, photograph and tell us why they selected their risotto dish, and those...
Magical Children’s show to visit North East Theatres this Summer
Darlington based dance company The D Project are bringing their magical new children’s show HEDGE to theatres across the North East this Summer. HEDGE welcomes children into a familiar world that is ever changing, telling the story of a hedgehog who wakes up from hibernation and must learn to be...
Sunderland's Big Walk is Back!
Starting in Herrington Country Park at 9am, the Active Sunderland BIG Walk sees hundreds of people of all ages set off on one of the three, eight or 12 mile route options. Entry prices start from £5 per person for the three mile route, with discounts for groups on the...
Flower Bombs Bringing Past Blooms to Life
FLOWERS which were once a common sight in parks and gardens will once again bloom on Wearside, with the help of local children (May). On Tuesday 31 May, Seventeen Nineteen, at Sunderland’s historic Holy Trinity Church, is holding a special, flower themed craft session for those aged three and over.They...

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