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Before the coronavirus lockdown, it was easy to keep yourself entertained to avoid feeling lonely; go to the pub, catch up with friends, the list is endless. However, during lockdown and waiting for restrictions to rise, people have been forced to seek new ways of staying connected to one another. For many, this was tuning […]

In October 2019, Spark turned 10 so across the year we’re popping in to some schools and colleges and giving them a go at taking over the Spark Airwaves for 60 minutes.   Hartlepool Sixth Form College were brave enough to go first so we let them choose the music and gave them a few […]

To many his name might not be familiar, but a radio revolutionary is set to be remembered thanks to a University of Sunderland academic. In the week that would have marked his 100th birthday, broadcast legend Charles Parker is celebrated in a special Radio 4 programme on Saturday. Charles Parker: Radio Pioneer will be broadcast […]

Larnie Moles graduated with her Masters degree – and walked straight into a job with one of the most prestigious names in broadcasting. Larnie, 26, graduated with MA Radio from the University of Sunderland in November and immediately landed a post at the BBC Creative Agency in London. BBC Creative is the BBC’s in-house creative agency.  They […]

You heard right! Spark are giving you the chance to win 2 pairs of tickets to see the outstanding SNOW PATROL at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, on Wednesday 5th December. With their first album in seven years, Wilderness, available right now, the band are heading on tour to share their new tracks with […]

Robert Temple is a comedy hypnotist that promises to take his subjects to the greatest acting school in the world, allowing them to work with their imaginations to the very best of their abilities while providing the perfect comedy backdrop. Genuinely funny, Robert Temple offers an evening for people to lose their inhibitions and laugh (and […]

Children from across Sunderland are feeling the benefits of increased physical activity after the launch of a new initiative at a local leisure centre. Max Whitlock Gymnastics launched at Washington Leisure Centre, which is managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Sunderland City Council, earlier this summer, and the sessions are already proving a success […]

Are you ready to GO wild? First look at Madagascar the Musical which is heading to Sunderland Empire in just one month for a roaring summer (28 Aug – 1 Sept 2018) with Matt Terry as Alex The Lion. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your […]


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