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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 […]

Next month 151 Sail Trainees will be starting the adventure of a lifetime when they take part in the first leg of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. By sailing on one of these majestic ships, they will have an almost unique opportunity to discover their own strengths and talents as well as those around […]

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 […]

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 […]

The guardians of one of England’s most well-kept naval secrets are heading to the River Wear ahead of a the Tall Ships Race. On 11 July a magnificent fleet of sailing vessels will arrive at the North East coast for the UK’s largest, free, family festival; the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. And with just […]


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