Tall Ships Sunderland 2018

To begin with, Sunderland will be the starting point for the 2018 Tall Ships Races. Indeed, confirmation for this prestigious event came back in November 2014. Obviously, the River Wear will be awash with ships of all shapes and sizes in July this year. What Are The Tall Ships Races?… Continue reading

 

Ryhope Engines Museum

In short, Ryhope Village has one of the finest monuments to Victorian engineering ability in the North East of England. Of course, we are referring to Ryhope Pumping Station which opened in 1868. The machinery still works, but basically the place is a museum now. Called the Ryhope Engines Museum,… Continue reading

 

Beamish Museum

To begin with, Beamish Museum is an open air museum in the North East of England with a difference. On the whole, its main aim is to preserve a flavour of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In other words, the museum gives a sample of rural and urban life… Continue reading

 

Sunderland International Airshow

To begin with, Sunderland International Airshow is the biggestfree annual airshow in Europe. Spread over three days, of course, the event takes place in Roker and Seaburn. In this case, it is usually the final weekend in July on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunderland International Airshow Therefore, accommodation is at… Continue reading

 

Endeavour Presents Rita Ora open air concert

We’re proud to announce that one of the UK’s biggest artists Rita Ora will be headlining the all-new Endeavour on Friday 24th August 2018. Rita Ora has been leaving her mark on the music scene consistently for years, with her tendency to release some of the UK’s biggest hits. After… Continue reading

 

Sunderland Illuminations 2017

Yes indeed, Sunderland Illuminations are back again on the sea front this Autumn 2017. Moreover, the theme is Disney, So this is going to be a crowd pleaser, especially the children. Not only do we get to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse but also Donald Duck and Goofy too. There… Continue reading

 

Roker Park Illuminations Are Back

Roker Park Illuminations Are Back Indeed, the seafront lights at Sunderland are back. They are not what Sunderland had many moons ago but are a smaller scale version at Roker Park. We have seen Roker light up before but this time in 2013 they promise to be bigger and better.… Continue reading

 

Sunderland Museum And Winter Gardens

To begin with, the first Sunderland museum was in the Athenaeum in Fawcett Street in 1846. Indeed, Sunderland was the first place outside of London to have a publicly funded museum. In addition, by 1858, a new public library was up and running alongside. However, by the 1870’s, more space… Continue reading

 

Roker Park

Roker Park, Sunderland However, Roker Park attracted very little attention until the late 19th Century. Indeed, the earliest development was the building of Roker Terrace along the sea front on the cliff tops. This was in the 1840’s and those buildings are still standing. Roker still did not have the… Continue reading