2021

The City of Culture BID 2021 winner is to be announced this Thursday and with Sunderland being shortlisted to be a possible winner, we have decided that we would introduce you to our favourite places to visit in our amazing city. 1. Penshaw Monument, Penshaw Located a ten minute drive away from Sunderland City Centre, Penshaw Monument […]

A fantastic line-up of Wearside and East Durham businesses have  won this year’s Portfolio Awards. Judges met twice at Port of Call in Sunderland and examined every entry before deciding who should progress to the next stage. After hours of deliberation, they agreed on the finalists and agreed it had been a tough task to […]

Business leaders in Sunderland are flying the flag for City of Culture Bid. Members of the city’s Economic Leadership Board have met and wrapped themselves in the bid colours. The flag is one of 15 that have been made in Sunderland to help show support for the 2021 bid. Among the flyers are Liebherr Sunderland […]

As Sunderland enters it’s final bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021 the bid director, Rebecca chats to Drivetime’s Ryan and Beth about the bid. Earlier today (Friday) people across the city were encouraged to “takeover” social media at exactly 12noon with everyone posting the same message on Facebook, Twitter etc. to promote […]

Today the button has been pushed on in the first stage for Sunderland’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021. The Sunderland 2021 bid team has submitted the first stage of its City of Culture Bid, and the decision to whittle down the final eleven bidding towns and cities is now down to […]


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