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Festival paves the way for churches future

Festival paves the way for churches future

  The first New Writing Festival visited an old Sunderland landmark at the weekend. The Theatre Space North East Company came to the Holy Trinity Church, also known as The CannySpace, in Sunderland’s East End at the weekend to showcase stories, poetry and plays about Sunderland history, using the church […]

Sunderland Pride Parade marches through city centre

Sunderland Pride Parade marches through city centre

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uun7kBvTqU?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=640&h=360] MORE than 1,000 revellers marched through Sunderland city centre as a part of the pride parade to show their support for diversity and equality. Sunderland Pride, in its fourth year, is the city’s largest pro-diversity charity aimed at improving the visibility of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people. […]

Sunderland artwork damaged by criminals

Sunderland artwork damaged by criminals

Police are appealing for witnesses after a school art project in Sunderland was damaged. Drawings created by schoolchildren that spanned the footbridge over Stockton Road in Sunderland were reported damaged on Thursday, September 11 at 3.30pm. Two of the pictures had been cut and ripped. The project Love Where You […]

Sunderland's Horticultural Show is back

Sunderland's Horticultural Show is back

Exhibitors from all over the country are set to come to this year’s Sunderland Horticultural Show on Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21 at Seaburn Leisure Centre. There are more than 80 different classes at the event, including classes suitable for children. There will also be societies and craft […]

Sunderland Sikh celebration goes on display this weekend

Sunderland Sikh celebration goes on display this weekend

A weapon-encrusted turban, normally found at the British Museum, goes on display in Sunderland this weekend. The huge Sikh ‘fortress turban’ will make up part of an exhibition celebrating the North-East’s Sikh community. Such headdresses were once worn by skilled warriors to protect the head and hold weaponry. This distinctive symbol of Sikh faith […]