Sunderland Live unveil 2014 events programme

Red-Arrows-at-Sunderland-International-Airshow-620x250Sunderland Live have announced the dates of some of the biggest events to take place in the city during 2014.

The annual Sunderland International Airshow will be once again  held over three days from July 25th to July 27th.

The Sunderland Festival of Running, including the Sunderland City 10k and half marathon, is on May 4th.

And the city’s Christmas lights will be switched on on November 13th.

Sunderland Live’s chief operating officer said: “2013 was an absolutely fantastic year for Sunderland and really set the standard.

“We have seized the opportunity to expand the city’s events calendar even further and we will shortly be announcing a new range of events that are being developed.”

It is the first full year Sunderland Live will be organising events in the city, after being set up in April last year.

Councillor Paul Watson, Sunderland City Council leader, said: “Last year, by creating Sunderland Live we took a new approach to build on the city’s emerging national reputation for events.

“By doing this we did not only protect but also gave scope to grow the city’s programme of free  family friendly events while reducing the cost to the council.

“This is particularly welcome at a time when public finances are increasingly under pressure.”

Sunderland Live events 2014:

City Goes 60s – Empire Theatre – March 9th

Penshaw Bowl – Herrington Country Park – April 17th

Sunderland City 10k and half marathon – City Centre – May 4th

Sunderland Festival – Herrington Country Park – June

Armed Forces Day – City Centre – June 28th

International Airshow – Roker/Seaburn – July 25th-27th

Houghton Feast – Houghton-Le-Spring – October 3rd-12th

Remembrance Weekend – City Centre and Seaburn – November 8th-9th

Christmas Lights Switch On – City Centre – November 13th

Mayor’s Charity Ball – City Centre – November 14th

Christmas Programme – November and December#####

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