What's on around Sunderland

Today to Thu 2 Sep, closest first.
Coronavirus: Do check with venue for Cancellations

Come and play trains!

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Join us for an hour of train filled fun, perfect for mini train fans. We’ll be filling the main hall with a giant hands-on train track, electric trains, a ride on train and a train slide.
Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street SR6 8HS
Sat 14 Aug

Summer Fairs at the Marsden Inn

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During the Summer Holidays, there is an added attraction at the Marsden Inn. A great atmosphere, good food and a variety of refreshments - of course!
Marsden Inn, South Shields NE34 7JS
Today, Thu 12 Aug, Thu 19 Aug, Thu 26 Aug

Seaham Food Festival 2021

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We’re thrilled to be welcoming you back to the coast this year for Seaham Food Festival 2021. Join us on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August.
Seaham SR7 7EU
Sat 7 Aug and Sun 8 Aug

Introduction to Foraging

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Introduction to Foraging Fun and informative three hour guided walk led by Jenny, proprietor of Dalton Moor Farm School of Sustainable Living and Wellbeing, fruit grower and harvester of wild foods, who will introduce you to
Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton le Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY
Sat 14 Aug

Sheila from Shields, her cat and the rainbow

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This family-friendly exhibition brings together the full range of Graber’s engaging and passionate work, including landscapes, portraits and delightful animations.
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Ocean Road South Shields NE33 2JA
Today to Wed 29 Sep

Come and play trains! SEND session and regular session

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Join us for an hour of train filled fun, perfect for mini train fans with SEND. We’ll be filling the main hall with a giant hands-on train track, electric trains, a ride on train and a train slide.
St Mary’s Church Hall, Pelaw, Gateshead NE10 0UP
Sat 7 Aug

Heritage train rides

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Heritage train rides are back on selected dates throughout the summer. Re-live the glorious age of steam with a four mile return trip following the route of the coal trains from the collieries to...
Stephenson Steam Railway Middle Engine Lane North Shields NE29 8DX
Today, Sun 8 Aug, and more dates until Mon 30 Aug

After Midnight unplugged at Cullercoats Crescent Club

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After Midnight unplugged at Cullercoats Crescent Club Mike Hall and Dave Robson from After Midnight perform a rare acoustic set. More details from the venue. Tel: 0191 280 2625 www.cullercoatscrescentclub.org.
Cullercoats Crescent Club, Victoria Crescent, North Shields NE30 4PN
Sat 28 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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With artist Shiori Naruse  Join Shiori to create your own wallpaper repeat pattern or placement print using traditional hand-drawn techniques inspired by patterns found in the Design section at the
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Today

Family Arts Festival

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Beach trip!?  Visit the seascape paintings and spot ships and big waves; then get creative making some fun beach toys. Decorate a miniature?
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Tue 10 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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With artist Liam Scarth Liam is an actor and community theatre maker. Join Liam in this interactive writing workshop, where you will learn a little about the art of giving and the joy of creative...
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Thu 12 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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Time for an?ice cream!? Visit our still life exhibition to see how delicious food has been depicted by artists through history. Make a giant?ice cream?
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Tue 17 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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With artist Alex Sickling  Join Alex to explore the Shipley’s ceramic collection and create your own wonky ceramic pinch pots and wiggly Lambton Worm inspired ornaments.
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Thu 19 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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Stay cool with sunhats and sunglasses!?  Be inspired by textile artworks to create your own colourful summertime accessories.
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Tue 24 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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With artist Paul Raymond Paul is an artist whose artwork ranges from kinetic sculptures, site-specific installations to drawing / collage / video and performance works.
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Thu 26 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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Send a postcard!?  Be inspired by the landscape paintings on display, and paint your own real or imagined summer scene. Make?your own series of?postcards?
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Tue 31 Aug

Family Arts Festival

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With artist Helen Donley Join Helen from Northern Print and have a go at making your very own dry point engravings.
Shipley Art Gallery Prince Consort Road Gateshead NE8 4JB
Thu 2 Sep

Toddler Time

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28 July – 1 September Every Wednesday 10.30-18.00 FREE Drop-in Join Toddler Time this summer where your under 5’s can explore the world around them through imaginative play in this self-led...
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Wed 1 Sep

Learning Lounge

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FREE, Booking essential Booking available Wed-Sun, 10.45-12.15 & 13.15-14.45 BALTIC’s Learning Lounge is open and ready to welcome you back safely.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Wed 29 Sep

BALTIC Meet & Make

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From 25 July - 5 September Every Sunday 14.00-16.00 FREE Drop-in Take part in free artist-led workshops this summer, perfect for families with children ages 5-12.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Quays South Shore Road Gateshead NE8 3BA
Today to Sun 5 Sep

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