Arts & culture

The Mormons are coming to Sunderland

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash-hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Sunderland. The Tony®, Olivier® and Grammy® award-winning show will begin performances at the Sunderland Empire in September 2019 for a limited season....

Sunderland Empire: Unsung Heroes Project

Over 100 young people had the opportunity to perform alongside Lake Poets’ Marty Longstaff, the Sunderland singer/songwriter behind the moving ‘Shipyards’ track that appeared on the Netflix docu-series Sunderland ‘Til I Die this week. Pupils from Grangetown Primary...

Half-term at Sunderland Museum

The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens is set to inspire local children as they start their half term holiday next week. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing features 12 drawings from the Italian master and is part of a national...

Sunderland prepares for holocaust memorial day

SUNDERLAND will remember the victims of genocides worldwide in the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January and beyond. The international theme for 2019 commemorations is ‘Torn from Home’ with a number of commemorative events organised by Sunderland Libraries...

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Community castle keep

AS HISTORIC HYLTON CASTLE PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS LATER THIS YEAR local people have been working hard behind the scenes. More than 120 people volunteered their time, skills and expertise at the castle last year in a range of roles and variety of events and...

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Learning about Leornado

AN exciting programme of activities, assemblies and workshops for schoolchildren will complement a forthcoming exhibition showcasing the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Next month, a dozen drawings by the Italian master will be on show at Sunderland Museum & Winter...

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