What's on

There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

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E.g., 22/10/2018
E.g., 22/10/2018
18/10/2018 to 18/11/2018
Bigger and brighter than ever before, Sunderland Illuminations will take place in Roker Park and along the seafront from 18 October - 18 November . The Park will be open every Thursday, Friday,...
Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 31/12/2018
You’ve seen the movie, now meet the dinosaurs Hidden amongst the lush vegetation of our indoor garden a whole series of amazing dinosaur models are waiting to be discovered. See a baby T Rex that has...
04/08/2018 to 04/11/2018
Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry 4 August - 4 November 2018 The exhibition shows two large-scale, colourful tapestries along with an audio recording of The Ballad of...
28/09/2018 to 03/11/2018
SUNDERLAND LIBRARIES LITERATURE FESTIVAL BEGINS THIS FRIDAY   A month long celebration of the city's rich literary talent with local authors, local artists and local themes begins in Sunderland this...
06/10/2018 to 04/11/2018
Can you find all of the creepy creatures hiding around the Museum and Winter Gardens including wolves, spiders and bats? Answer the questions to claim a themed prize. It's £2.50 per entry and trails...
13/10/2018 to 06/01/2019
Ranbir Kaur is a textile and rangoli artist who has developed an international profile through her work with communities across the world. This exhibition brings together a wide range of colourful...
13/10/2018 to 06/01/2019
Borrow a backpack full of art activities, challenges and games to help you explore the Life in Colour: Ranbir Kaur! exhibition. The exhibition also includes a family activity area with dressing up....
18/10/2018 to 18/11/2018
Sunderland Illuminations are back for 2018, with lights spreading sparkle from St Peters Church all along the seafront. As well as feature lighting, the illuminated observation wheel will return to...

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