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20/09/2018 - 13:15
Sunderland's 8th annual LGBT Celebrations will take place on Sunday 23rd September. Join us with your friends and family for this fabulous free event at Park Lane Village with a great selection of ...
13/09/2018 - 16:30
Autumn nights in Sunderland are set to be brightened by the return of the much loved Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light (Thursday October 18 -  Sunday 18 November). Classic favourites...
13/09/2018 - 11:54
Sunderland City Council is seeking expressions of interest for choirs, performers and bands to perform at the Festival of Light as part of Sunderland Illuminations. The Festival of Light will take...
13/09/2018 - 11:44
SUNDERLAND'S annual literature festival is once again celebrating the city's rich literary talent with local authors, local artists and local themes. The festival, which is organised by Sunderland...
11/09/2018 - 16:00
THROUGH THE KEYHOLE   THE ANNUAL NATIONAL Heritage Open Days programme includes a chance to see where the famous Binns department store first started out, visit a Sikh temple and join a beer tasting...
04/09/2018 - 14:50
LEGENDARY football manager Brian Clough, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and a tribute to mining communities all feature in Sunderland Stage’s exciting new programme. The Last Seam, which marks the...
04/09/2018 - 12:11
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN for this year's Active Sunderland BIG Walk on Sunday 30 September.   Last year more than 350 people took part in the community event, enjoying a wonderful day out taking in some...
24/08/2018 - 09:10
ROKER PIER NAMED ONE OF 10 BEST IN THE WORLD   SUNDERLAND'S Roker Pier has been named one of the world's 10 best piers by Guardian readers. They put the Grade II listed pier up alongside piers in...

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Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.

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