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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 […]

The final day of The Tall Ships Sunderland today! There is still plenty to keep you entertained, from arts to dancing, to live music! The ships are making their final safety checks before making their way to Esbjerg for the first leg of the race, and there is Summer Streets based at Seaburn Recreation Park. We […]

North East business NBS, is planning to showcase the best of North East architecture and engineering in a unique way as part of next month’s Great Exhibition of the North. 10 landmarks will be plotted on a map of the region, and with the use of an iPad each building will be brought to life […]

Twist is a re-imagined, contemporary, play written by Abigail Oliver and Holly-Rose Kneller, based on the time-honoured Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. A classic story was brought into the modern era, staying true to the original story that we all know and love, with a unique ‘twist’. (sorry…) The set was really simple, and yet […]

The multi-award winning Matilda The Musical is touring across the UK and it’s currently showing at the Sunderland Empire! Spark sent Abbie Burgess along to get her thoughts on the show… Matilda is an extraordinary girl whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she […]

University of Sunderland 3rd Year Photography students open their final degree show exhibition on 15th June 2018. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the emerging photographers graduating from the University of Sunderland to showcase their undoubted talents,” said Noura Petridi, Exhibition Co-Ordinator. The exhibition, Lux, opens on Friday 15th June 2018 at 6.00pm at Priestman […]

It is the 30th year of the annual Sunderland Airshow this summer- and everyone who has helped to make it such a success over the years is invited to join in with the celebrations. People are being asked to share their memories of the event, with their photographs, videos, memorabilia and interviews being used as part of a souvenir […]

The Customs House cinema is holding special screenings of Grease to mark the 40th anniversary of its release. The musical, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as High School sweethearts Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, was released in 1978 to both critical and commercial acclaim. It spawned a sequel and sing-a- long version and remains […]


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