Things to do

Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John coming to Sunderland Empire

Following a six-year break from stand-up, multi-award-winning comedian Rhod Gilbert is bringing is new UK Tour to Wearside. The Welsh wonder is set to embark upon a full UK tour in 2019, with a date at Sunderland Empire, Saturday 9 March 2019. As one of the UK’s...

Life and Death at Sea in the 19th Century

The Tall ships may have set sail from Sunderland but there’s still a chance to hear more tales about life on the ocean waves at the University of Sunderland. Life and Death at Sea in the 19th Century is the next in the University’s Community Lecture series, 2018. This...

OH BUOY! Star-studded panto cast visit The Tall Ships to launch Peter Pan!

The dastardly Captain Hook (I’m a Celebrity’s & Hollyoaks, Jamie Lomas) and heroic Peter Pan (Josh Andrews) enjoyed an epic battle to celebrate the launch of Sunderland Empires festive pantomime, on the backdrop of the majestic Tall Ships celebrations this week. The...

University gets on board with the Tall Ships

Families, schoolchildren, students, sailors, a princess, and the odd ship’s captain joined thousands of others at the University of Sunderland's St Peter's Campus for the Tall Ships Races. The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s played host to the spectators who were...

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Enjoy the Sunderland Airshow this Summer

Transport plans are in place to help people get to and from this year's Sunderland Airshow with as much travelling ease as possible. A huge part of the event planning goes into organising the transport and parking arrangements for the large numbers of visitors...

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World remembers Srebrenica

Sunderland City Council will once again join communities across the world in commemorating the Srebrenica Genocide, the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. The theme for this year’s international commemoration 'Remember Srebrenica' on 11 July...

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Ships Ahoy! at Barnes Park on Saturday

There is a maritime heritage and Tall Ships theme to this year's annual West Area community celebration event in Barnes Park. Stilt walking pirates and mermaids will welcome visitors to Barnes Park on Saturday 30 June for the fourth annual West Area community...

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