EVENTS
IN SUNDERLAND

July 2024

    • Diego's 2024 Dogs Bollocks Sq2

      Doghouse
      Comedy Award

      19 July 2024

      The Inaugural #diegosjoint Dogs Bollocks Comedy Awards! 5 minutes to be FUNNY…

      Can the budding comedian contestants impress the judges and live audience for a chance to win a £100 cash prize and a spot on a PRO COMEDY NIGHT BILL?

    • Changing
      Childhoods Trail

      20 July 2024

      Follow the trail to discover how childhood school days, fashion, toys, sweets and much more have changed over time. Quiz your grown-ups about things they remember when they were young!
      Find all the clues and answer the questions to claim a prize sticker.

    • Portrait
      Station

      20 July 2024

      Get creative and draw portraits of yourself and your family at our Portrait Station. Take inspiration from Ian’s dramatic portrait photographs of industrial workers and school children from the 1970s and 80s.

      Dress up in different outfits from the decades and pose for a selfie, then draw your own portrait using background, pose, expression, clothes and objects to tell a story. Add your artworks to our Portrait Station display for other visitors to enjoy!

    • Wonderful Wings
      & Stupendous Stings

      24 July 2024

      Join us during this drop in session where we will follow the ‘wings and stings’ fact trail through the community garden and see how many bees and butterflies you can find!

    • Sunderland Craft Beer Festival Poster

      Sunderland Craft
      Beer Festival

      26 July 2024

      VAUX Brewery presents Sunderland Craft Beer Festival 2024 - 15 top breweries from across the UK, all coming together to pour at Sunderlands first craft beer festival:

      Deya, North, Newbarns, Vaux, Thornbridge, Full Circle, Kirkstall, Rigg & Furrow, Wylam, Brew York, Black Lodge, Phantom, Amity Brew Co, Tooth & Claw, Bayonet Brewing

    • SUNNISIDE
      FOOD MARKET

      27 July 2024

      Pop-up community market supports new and emerging food and drinks businesses across the North East.

      From brewers, bakers, and cheesemongers to world-class street food vendors, our north east food and drink traders are delighted to bring themselves to your doorstep.

    August 2024

      • Ibiza in Symphony

        Ibiza in
        Symphony

        4 August 2024

        Get ready for the ultimate party at The Fire Station's Parade Ground with the returning Ibiza in Symphony.

        The electrifying live show features a 10, 16 or 21-piece orchestra made up of some of the world's best musicians and singers, bringing the biggest Ibiza anthems to life with a unique and unforgettable sound.

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        The Wizard
        Of Oz

        6 August 2024

        Starring RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner and Dancing On Ice star The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch Of The West, this spectacular production will be truly magical for all the family.

        Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We're Off To See The Wizard with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

      • expo pavillion keel square

        Expo Sunderland
        Come & See

        13 August 2024

        The Vaux Neighbourhood is under construction and will be complete ahead of Expo Sunderland's Homes & Gardens in 2026. “Come & See” will give our residents the opportunity to tour a visually striking temporary structure assembled at Keel Square directly opposite the Vaux Neighbourhood to tell the story of a home in the context of its place.

      • Big Science
        Party

        16 August 2024

        £3 per child, accompanying adults go free / Age 4+
        Join the Big Science Team as we get hands on with fabulous science demonstrations and experiments.

      • The total stone roses

        The Total
        Stone Roses

        23 August 2024

        The UK’s BEST Stone Roses Tribute return to the stage. If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and many more then do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear your favourite Stone Roses anthems performed live by the UK’s finest tribute!

      • SUNNISIDE
        FOOD MARKET

        24 August 2024

        Pop-up community market supports new and emerging food and drinks businesses across the North East.

        From brewers, bakers, and cheesemongers to world-class street food vendors, our north east food and drink traders are delighted to bring themselves to your doorstep.

      • MAXIMO
        PARK

        31 August 2024

        We’re delighted to host indie rock icons Maxïmo Park for a very special show as part of The Fire Station’s Summer Parties season.

        Like their friends and neighbours The Futureheads and Field Music, Mercury Prize-nominated Maxïmo Park craft smart, sharply catchy songs inspired by post-punk and new wave legends like The Jam, XTC, Wire, and The Smiths.

      September 2024

        • Baga Chipz material girl

          Baga Chipz -
          Material Girl

          9 September 2024

          Join Baga Chipz MBE; actress, singer-songwriter, comedian, ex-Page 3 Model, Ladies Darts Champion, professional shoplifter and MILF, as she embarks on a nationwide theatre tour coming to a town near you!

          Due to the success of last year's tour, the Rupaul Drag Race UK star is coming back bigger, MUCH BETTA and very, very harsh!

        • &
          Juliet

          10 September 2024

          What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate?

          Join Juliet on this sensational journey of self-discovery and second chances, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades from legendary songwriter Max Martin, including …Baby One More Time, Since U Been Gone, Roar, Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face.

        • WICKED

          24 September 2024

          Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters, and reveals the magic that shaped the destinies of two unlikely friends on their remarkable journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
          With music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and a book by Tony Award-nominee Winnie Holzman, Wicked is currently the 11th longest running show in West End history, having been seen at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London by over eleven million people.

        • SUNNISIDE
          FOOD MARKET

          28 September 2024

          Pop-up community market supports new and emerging food and drinks businesses across the North East.

          From brewers, bakers, and cheesemongers to world-class street food vendors, our north east food and drink traders are delighted to bring themselves to your doorstep.

        • Sunderland Teenage Market sign written in colourful chalk

          Sunderland
          Teenage Market

          28 September 2024

          POP down to Pop Recs for Sunderland Teenage Market and support musicians, artists, small businesses and creatives aged 13-24!

          A celebration of young local talent and a supportive network to be a part of on the 1st Saturday of every month.