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09/01/2018 - 12:51
Sunderland plays host to the National Cyclo-Cross Championship for the first time this weekend (13/14 January).   The country’s leading riders are travelling to the city to take part in the annual...
09/11/2017 - 15:32
Visitors turned out in huge numbers to enjoy this year’s Sunderland IIluminations and Festival of Light. New attractions such as the interactive ‘Heart Beat’ and Disney displays in Roker Park, plus...
02/11/2017 - 10:39
A fireworks spectacular will light up the night sky along Sunderland seafront this Sunday (5 November) to help celebrate this year's Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light. The free display...
30/10/2017 - 15:17
Top pop star Pixie Lott will be heading to the city and will be performing a number of her best loved songs as part of the official launch of Christmas on Thursday 23 November. The Mama Do singer,...
12/10/2017 - 13:06
Gary Barlow today announced that he will embark on a solo tour of the UK kicking off in April 2018, playing 33 dates in 24 intimate venues including 2 nights at Sunderland Empire, 30 April and 1 May...
03/10/2017 - 13:42
War Horse will return to Sunderland Empire from 6 – 23 February 2019 as part of its 10th Anniversary UK Tour. War Horse previously visited the venue for a sold out three week run in 2014. Michael...
28/09/2017 - 17:13
There will be an award winning 'Heart Beat' to this year’s Sunderland’s Illuminations and Festival of Lights. ‘Heart Beat’ is an 3D interactive light sculpture and will be part of the display in...
07/09/2017 - 13:50
More than 200 people have already signed up for this year's Active Sunderland BIG Walk on Sunday 1 October, and there's still time to enter online. Entries on the day will also be taken. The BIG Walk...

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Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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