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Spend this Christmas Eve in deep space While many have felt restricted by lockdown, a group of filmmakers took the opportunity to launch a new creative enterprise – and launched it 33 million miles into space. Andrew T. Smith graduated from the University of Sunderland with a MA in Film and...
A Merry Christmas For Students Unable To Travel Home For The Holiday
Students unable to travel home for the Christmas holidays woke up to discover Santa had paid them an early visit today.Hundreds of students from the University of Sunderland got a surprise delivery in the shape of a festive goody bag.Staff and partners from across the University came together to...
Dashers and Prancers across the North East are asked to put on their running shoes for a virtual race to raise money for charity. The Sunderland Virtual Reindeer Dash – a Covid-safe twist on the city’s annual event at the Bridges shopping centre - will take place between 1 and...
Bridges Sunderland Commemorates Remembrance Day
SUNDERLAND’s Bridges shopping centre is ensuring traditional acts of remembrance can still take place this year, despite current restrictions. In the run-up to Armistice Day, on 11 November, Royal British Legion poppies will be on sale at the centre’s Walworth Way mall, near Primark and Bodycare.And shoppers will also be...
Spooky Story Competition Puts A "Spell" On Sunderland
SUNDERLAND youngsters are being asked to showcase their spooky skills by creating their very own tale of terror in time for Halloween. But there’s nothing scary about winning this writing competition, as there’s a host of gift vouchers for the most creatively creepy concoctions.The contest has been organised by Sunderland...
Top Technology To Bring Monsters To Life In Sunderland
A bunch of specially created virtual reality monsters will take Halloween in Sunderland to a whole new dimension. The creations will come to life when visitors scan a QR code on buildings around the city centre, in a similar way to the Pokemon GO sensation of a few years ago.But...
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...

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