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If it’s on in Sunderland, it’s in!

Winter 2018

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Hello... Just after you’ve caught your breath from a hectic Wearside summer, the next few months promise to be equally as busy. Sunderland Illuminations are already underway and are proving as popular as ever; Sunderland BID’s ice-rink is returning to Keel Square; while a new attraction, Hadrian’s Tipi has also arrived in Keel Square to give an exciting new option for a Christmas night out in the city. The city’s nightclubs and restaurants are gearing up for Christmas parties and the Bridges are readying for Santa Claus and their busiest time of the year. Meanwhile, the Empire is preparing for curtain up on its annual pantomime, which this year is Peter Pan. The swashbuckling starts on December 14. On a more sombre note, Sunderland will be playing a prominent role in a major artistic event to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Film director Danny Boyle, who was also responsible for the opening event of the London Olympics in 2012, has been commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary with Pages of the Sea, an informal, national gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War. Only a handful of towns and cities have been chosen for the project, commissioned by 14-18 Now, the

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Danny Boyle on Folkestone Beach

organisation leading the UK’s official centenary commemorations. Sunderland Culture will be leading events on Sunday, November 11 when a large-scale portrait of a Sunderland casualty of the war will be created and then washed away by the tide. In addition, Wearsiders are asked to create their own silhouettes of people in the sand, while a specially commissioned poem by Carol Ann Duffy will be read at the event. Pages of the Sea will complement the annual Remembrance Sunday service and parade held in Burdon Road, Sunderland, on November 11. And while we’re talking of services, there will be a huge range of carol services at churches across the city to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. So a busy calendar of events, activities and performances await…

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Let us know what you think of the events Sunderland has hosted this year - and we’d also love to hear what you think of Vibe send your feedback to editor@sunderlandvibe.com On behalf of the Vibe team we wish you a happy Wearside Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2019. Keel Square ice-rink


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buy your tickets for the annual Sunderland Empire panto, which this year is the fabulous Peter Pan.

Splurge or Save at the Bridges

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A perfect show for kids of all ages, this year’s panto will have you hooked!

Danny Boyle's Pages of the Sea coming to the city

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City news in brief

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West End actor Josh Andrews (pictured on our front cover) plays the title role, with Hollyoaks and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2017 runner-up Jamie Lomas as baddie Captain Hook.

Santa is coming to the Bridges

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Lighting up the seafront

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Get Your Skates On

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Warming up for the Reindeer Dash

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Richard McCourt from Dick’n’Dom is Hook’s lovable sidekick Smee and Gavin and Stacey’s Melanie Walters stars as Mrs Darling.

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Peter Pan promises to be a swashbuckling and un-missable treat that’s got everything; jaw-dropping flying, CGI special effects, a croc-full of belly-laughs, wonderful fairies and all of the traditional magical ingredients that make a Sunderland pantomime so special.

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Peter Pan and War Horse at the Sunderland Empire

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HADRIAN’S TIPI ARRIVES IN SUNDERLAND… Christmas festivities in Sunderland are well underway with the introduction of Hadrian’s Tipi to Keel Square. The winter pop-up retreat welcomes festive revellers to warm up by their log fire and relax in the tipi’s snug seating area with a seasonal beverage and festive bratwurst. Christmas in Sunderland has never sounded so warm and inviting. Eat, drink and be merry this festive season

Hadrian’s Tipi welcomes families, groups and dog owners alike into their winter snug, the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. If you need a break from carrying all your Christmas gifts, somewhere to spend your Christmas party or maybe you just fancy a festive day out with friends and family, Hadrian’s Tipi is the place to be. The tipi is home to eight street food vendors who are serving artisan foods in and around the tent throughout

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the festive period, including authentic bratwurst and frankfurters from a traditional Schwenker grill. And of course, in true festive style, you’ll need something to wash it down with. Hadrian’s Tipi has a well-stocked bar full of hot and cold Christmas drink favourites from local breweries and suppliers - Cheers to that. Located on Keel Square, Hadrian’s Tipi creates a wonderful winter wonderland to eat, drink and be merry this festive season.

The tipi has arrived in Keel Square, Sunderland and has set up camp until 6 January 2019. For any booking enquiries please visit www.sunderlandchristmas.co.uk

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BIG NIGHTS OUT

From a cocktail with friends, to an evening on the dance floor, you can find it all in Sunderland city centre

With dozens of pubs, bars and places to go to every night of the week, the city has everything you could possibly need for a night out to remember. “We really pride ourselves on our nightlife here in the city, and I think we have an unrivalled choice of places to go, regardless of what you are looking for,” explained Sharon Appleby, Head of Business Operations at Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID). “We have some fantastic venues on offer for groups planning Christmas gatherings and those looking for a night out can enjoy a quiet glass of wine somewhere low key or turn it into a real party if they prefer.”

number of cool places to start or end your evening.

on a Friday or Saturday night, when they are open until 3am.

The Cooper Rose and new arrival, The Pickle, are ones to check out for fantastic atmosphere and a wide selection of drinks, with Gatsby, And having added two large-scale tipis Ttonic, The Borough and Life of Riley with their own bar and DJ booth, it’s a continuing the trend of popular bars in perfect choice whether hiring them for a Christmas party, or just heading there this part of the city. One such place is Port of Call, a vibrant bar/restaurant spread over three storeys.

Port of Call, Park Lane

The Park Lane area has especially grown since the arrival of Sunderland College in 2016, and now boasts a

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And for cocktail fans, it’s always worth taking a wander into Hidden at Park Lane which offers a magical concealed garden along with an extensive cocktail, beer, cider and spirits list - including gin watering cans and giant Pornstar Martinis. Revolution, Low Row

Low Row is another area on the rise, with bars like Revolution leading the way.

Sams Bar, Sunniside

a suite available to hire for those in charge of planning the office Christmas festivities. For music fans looking for something different on a night out, head to Holmeside, home to The Point and Independent, which host well-known bands and DJs.

Sunniside has become one of the city’s coolest evening haunts, with bars and entertainment complexes all within easy reach of each other.

Other places nearby to make a stop at include Vesta Tilleys, The Peacock and No2 Church Lane. The Engine Room, Cultural Quarter

One of the things that sets Sunniside apart from the rest of the city is its stunning architecture, a reminder of the Victorian era when the city’s banks, insurance professionals and foreign consulates made it their home. Nowadays it is the go-to place for a great night out. Many choose to start the night at Bar Justice which offers a huge choice of delicious cocktails, while others flock to High Street West’s Gin & Bear It, Libby May’s Speakeasy Bar and basement hideaway Sam’s Bar. Manor Bar, Sunniside

And don’t forget the Cultural Quarter, the latest part of Sunderland’s redevelopment programme. This area runs from Keel Square down to the historic Empire Theatre and is fast becoming a hub for arts, leisure and entertainment.

Located in the heart of the city, the vibrant cocktail bar is a great place to grab a few drinks with friends in the early evening, or stick around until late for more of a party atmosphere.

Burning bright at the centre is the Fire Station which has benefited from a £3.5m development programme and is now home to The Engine Room, a bar which serves pub food each day and is a party spot by night.

And, to take in everything this area has to offer, make sure to stop by Greens, the Lambton Worm and Establishment for a drink too.

Or, head to the Dun Cow at Garden Place, which regularly holds a popular busker’s night for those who want to enjoy live music with their drink.

808 Bar & Kitchen, Sunniside

New arrivals include The Manor Bar at Foyle Street, which is already proving to be a popular spot, while 808 Bar and Kitchen at nearby St Thomas Street boasts a long list of cocktails to enjoy in their colourful and vibrant surroundings.

Dun Cow, Garden Place

And Sunderland has recently welcomed a unique venue for fans of Alice in Wonderland, with The Looking Glass at Athenaeum Street. Quirky décor and lively evenings have quickly turned this place into the talk of the town, with

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As the most wonderful time of year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what gifts to buy your loved ones. If you’re planning to splurge rather than save, Santa’s little helpers have been to the Bridges to help you choose gifts family and friends will be thrilled to find under the tree.

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Disney Store Vampirina Scare B&B Playset £60

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Next Holdall £70

The Entertainer LEGO Jurassic World Blues Helicopter Pursuit £49.99

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The Perfume Shop Jimmy Choo Man Blue £66

Hotel Chocolat Grand Wreath Box £80

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NDS GIRLFRIE Debenhams Urban Decay Heat Set £55


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Save If you’re working to a more modest budget the Bridges has an amazing array of gifts to show people how much you love them this Christmas. Santa’s little helpers have worked hard to bring some great value-for-money choices and you’ll be surprised at how affordable some of our selections are.

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DAD TK Maxx Two Person Whiskey Set £7.99

Thorntons Snowball and Snowflake collection £7

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Debenhams Slime Lab £13

NDS BOYFRIE Debenhams Double Chocolate Brownie Kit £8

GIRLS Flying Tiger Peacock Backpack with Accessories £7

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For even more of your favourite products visit thebridges-shopping.com

The Body Shop House of Peppermint Candy Cane Delights £9

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quality time with family and friends and making unforgettable memories. So I really hope everyone has a jolly Christmas with their loved ones.” For many international students, spending Christmas away from home gives them the opportunity to explore their new city, meet new people and make new friends. Stephanie Okolie, 21, is currently studying Biomedical Science and will be away from her Nigerian family over the festive period. Stephanie said: “If I was at home, I’d be exchanging gifts with family and friends, enjoying Christmas dinner and going to church on Christmas Day.

United colours of a Sunderland Christmas Every year hundreds of international students arrive at the University of Sunderland, making the city their new home. Coming from all different parts of the world, they help create a multi-cultural community here in the North East. From South East Asia to Africa; South America to the Middle East; Europe to China, they bring with them a rich diversity which makes a huge contribution to life in the region. For many of these students, this Christmas will be their first away from home, friends and family as they prepare to get a taste of Wearside festivities. Fortunately, the University of Sunderland embraces the international community during the holiday season, arranging events and celebrations to ensure no one misses out at this special time of year. We have spoken to students from around the world to find out what Christmas means to them, and how they plan to celebrate while thousands of miles from home.

Salim said: “If I was at home I would be going out with my family for Christmas, we would be having dinner and just spending time together celebrating. “This Christmas, I’m planning on going shopping for a few things beforehand. I will then be speaking to my family and friends back home on Christmas Day, spending a few moments talking with them.

The best thing about Christmas in Sunderland is spending time with the friends I have made here... “In Sunderland you can really feel like it is Christmas because there are decorations everywhere and the whole city completely lights up.

Salim Salim, 20, travelled the 6,800 miles from his home in Tanzania to study “What would my Christmas message be? I Pharmacy at the University of Sunderland. think Christmas is all about spending

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“The best thing about Christmas in Sunderland is spending time with the friends I have made here. I’m looking forward to eating with them, going to church and just having fun.” Wellbeing services at the University work with the Students’ Union and the chaplaincy to help make sure the international population get the support they need. There is a full diary of parties, trips, walks and festive activities to make sure no one gets homesick. Nigerian Casmir Nwachukwu, 19, is living in Sunderland while he studies a Masters in Pharmacy. Casmir said: “Last Christmas in Sunderland I went ice skating in the city centre which was organised by the Student Union. It was good fun.” Mubaraq Ayodeji George, 23, from Nigeria is enjoying life in the city as he studies his MSc in Finance and Management. Known as George to his friends, he said: “Being here over the holidays gives me a


chance to meet different people, from different countries which is a great opportunity.” Many international students also take the Christmas break as the opportunity to explore the rest of the UK and Europe. Anas Alessa, 25, originally from Jordan, is currently studying MSc Cybersecurity. Anas said: “Sunderland’s a great city to be in at this time of year, but I also like to take the opportunity to travel so will be heading to Paris for a few days too.” Reverend Chris Howson, University of Sunderland Chaplain, plays a key role in supporting the University community and looking after students who may be spending the festive season away from loved ones. International students are welcome at the annual vicarage New Year’s Eve party, which always proves a hugely popular event, while there’s a chance to blow the cobwebs away on New Year’s Day with a walk up Tunstall Hill.

It’s a family affair for chef Shaun at National Glass Centre this Christmas His lime panna cotta and ginger crumble is heaven sent. But dream desserts are a daily reality for Glass Yard head chef Shaun Hurst as he gears up for his busiest time of the year at National Glass Centre. Shaun, 33, has dreamed of heading up a restaurant team since he was just 12-years-old. The South Shields dad-of-one always loved cooking more than any of the other subjects he studied at Mortimer Comprehensive School in South Tyneside. For the past eight years, he has been living that dream working at NGC’s restaurant, the Glass Yard. And just to make sure he stays on his toes, Shaun’s mum, Karen Milne, 54, is also part of the restaurant’s front-of-house team. Shaun said: “Mum started here about six months after me. We work most of the same shifts and we don’t really ever argue -we keep it professional.” It is set to be a busy couple of months at the restaurant for Shaun and his team as they gear up for Christmas parties and the festive rush - the eating venue only closes on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

He said: “The University wellbeing team and the chaplaincy team hold events throughout the festive period to help students who may be away from friends and family, make new friends and enjoy the holidays.” Sunderland Minster will also host its annual Christmas Carol concert on Monday, December 10, from 5.30pm. While all international students in the city over the holidays can enjoy Christmas dinner at St Mary’s Catholic Parish Centre on Bridge Street, Sunderland, between 12pm and 2pm on Christmas Day. To learn more about the international community at the University of Sunderland visit sunderland.ac.uk/study/international/

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“I love the atmosphere here and this time of year is when I get to cook some of my favourite things,” says Shaun. The Glass Yard prides itself on sourcing seasonal ingredients from across the North East. “Over Christmas we have around three or four chefs staffing the kitchens to keep up with the demand, it’s a pretty hectic time, added Shaun. Christmas lunches will be served throughout December at the venue, between 12pm and 2.30pm, excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Pages of the Sea Sunderland will play a leading role in a national act of remembrance on November 11 -the centenary of the First World War. The city has been chosen as one of a few cities and towns to take part in Pages of the Sea, a project led by Director Danny Boyle and commissioned by 14-18 Now.

Danny Boyle on Folkestone Beach

The Trainspotting director, who also led the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, has teamed up with Sunderland Culture for the city’s role in the November 11 event. And they want you to be part of the event - the public

is invited to gather on Roker Beach as part of an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War. Each event centres on the drawing of a large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War which will be washed away as the tide comes in. In addition, the public will be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict. Poet Carol Ann Duffy has been invited to write a new poem, which will be read by individuals, families and communities as they gather on beaches on November 11. Danny Boyle said: "Beaches are truly public spaces, where nobody rules other than the tide. They seem the perfect

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place to gather and say a final goodbye and thank you to those whose lives were taken or forever changed by the First World War. I'm inviting people to watch as the faces of the fallen are etched in the sand, and for communities to come together to remember the sacrifices that were made." The public is also invited to explore an online gallery of portraits of some of the men and women who served in the First World War, and select someone to say a personal goodbye to either via social media or as they gather in person on beaches on November 11. The images are drawn from the Imperial War Museum’s ‘Lives of the First World War’ which aims to tell 8 million stories of those who served from Britain and the Commonwealth.

Keith Merrin, Chief Executive of Sunderland Culture, said: “We’re delighted Sunderland has been chosen to play a key role in such an important event to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War. Sunderland is known throughout the country for its Remembrance Sunday service -the biggest outside of London -so I’m sure the city will support Pages of the Sea which will be a moving and memorable tribute to those who laid down their lives in what was meant to be the War to End All Wars.

We’ll be unveiling more details of the event and how people can get involved in the project over the coming days and weeks.” The work is commissioned and produced by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, supported by The National Lottery and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Carol Ann Duffy Poet

For more information, go to www.sunderlandculture.org.uk/ pages-of-the-sea/

Pages of the Sea… Images of First World War casualties will be washed away by the sea


Crowds of people enjoyed playing special instruments created to help celebrate the opening of the Northern Spire. Artist Di Mainstone created Wonderloopers from leftover materials from Sunderland’s newest bridge and 14 of her creations were the centrepiece for a celebratory event commissioned by Sunderland Culture and delivered in partnership with Sunderland City Council, the Cultural Spring and Creative Fuse North East. A thousand ticket-holders were each allocated 50-minutes to ‘play’ the bridge through the Wonderloopers which mixed kaleidoscopic mirrors, motion sensors and a soundscape composed by musicians Architects of Rosslyn. The free tickets for the event had been snapped up within hours of being made available. The Wonderloopers were created from cast-off pieces of the plastic used to encase the Northern Spire’s huge steel cables. They were designed and produced at the University of Sunderland’s FabLab.

A new face is pounding the beat across Sunderland city centre in a new initiative from Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID). James Denny is the city’s first SR1 Street Ranger and has been appointed by the BID to offer an extra level of support to businesses. Based in the city centre, James -who is widely known as Denny -works as the eyes and ears on the streets and is the first port of call when businesses face urgent maintenance and cleaning issues. Denny has already become a familiar face across the city, having engaged with numerous companies. He works normal business hours from Monday to Friday. For further information on Sunderland BID visit the website: www.sunderlandbid.co.uk

Nearly £2m of National Lottery funding for repairs and restoration is being made available for building and ground works in the historic Minster Quarter. The £1.9m National Lottery grant has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to Sunderland City Council as a Townscape Heritage Scheme. The council will now use the National Lottery funding to work with owners and tenants to restore and enhance properties near the Minster, and to bring improvements to Town Park. The heritage area contains 11 listed buildings including the Grade II* listed Empire Theatre, Sunderland Minster, and the Peacock and Dun Cow public houses. It also contains Town Park, a key civic space at the heart of the conservation area that includes the registered Bishopwearmouth Village Green. A five-year programme of activities and events to promote the area’s heritage is also being planned.

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An Interview with

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It might be his busiest time of year, but Santa took time out of his hectic schedule for an exclusive interview with Vibe. Santa was particularly keen to talk about his forthcoming trip to the Bridges in Sunderland… How is the toy making going? It’s going well but I have to keep an eye on those elves, the minute my back's turned they’ll take a break! But don't worry, we're on schedule so nobody will be disappointed on Christmas Day.

What is your favourite Christmas Eve treat? Well, I'd never say no to a mince pie or bit of Christmas cake, and I do like a bit of chocolate here and there. I know there's a Krispy Kreme at the Bridges, so I may put a call in and see if they'll leave me one out as I love them too!

What do the reindeer eat? Rudolph and the gang love a carrot or two! Last year, they were particularly fond of the crispy carrots left out for us by the lovely staff at one of the shops at Jacky White's market.

Is it true that Rudolph’s nose is bright red? Yes it is and it's very useful when we're going through fog or blizzards. Sunderland is very close to the coast so sometimes we have to fly through a sea fret when we get there. If you look out on a misty Christmas Eve and see a bright red light flying through the sky, it might just be me and the reindeers!

Can you remember how to get to Sunderland?

See Santa in his Grotto at the Thurs 15 Nov to 24 December

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Of course… my Santa-nav tells me there's a new bridge too, so now I’ll have another landmark to look out for as I fly in. I can’t wait to see it!

Do you get time for a little break or do you work all the way through the night? I try to have half an hour rest during the night, this year I'm going to stop at the Bridges. I'm going to see if the boys and girls at Autovalet can give the sleigh a bit of a clean as it'll have covered a fair few miles by the time we get to Sunderland and It might be a bit dirty! I'll also have a quick look in the shops, just in case I need to stock up on a few things!

Are more Sunderland children on the naughty list or the nice list? Well, most are very well behaved. Of course, there are one or two who haven't been on their best behaviour this year, I know who they are! But don't worry, there's still a little bit of time before the big day, so naughty children still have time to get on the nice list! @bridgessund

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Lighting up the seafront Sunderland Illuminations is underway for 2018 and you’ve got until Sunday 18 November to enjoy them. Sunderland seafront and Roker Park are lit up with classic favourites and some sparkling new installations, with something for visitors of all ages to enjoy. 300,000 people attended the event in 2017, with 99% saying they would definitely return this year! The hugely popular Festival of Light in Roker Park is open every ThursdaySunday up until November 18, with the exception of Sunday 11 November, plus every night during October half term.

Tickets cost ÂŁ2 per person, and children aged two and under are free. A park and ride service will operate from Sunderland city centre, from the bus stop opposite Keel Square, to the Tram Shelter on the seafront. For more information on the event, how to get there or to book tickets go to www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/ illuminations

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GET YOUR KATES ON FE FREE TIVE CELEBRATE THE FESTIVE SEASON ON ICE IN KEEL SQUARE!

Open Thursday 29 November - Sunday 6 January 2019 Prices:

£3.00 5 - 12yrs: £7.00 13 - 17yrs: £7.50 18’s & over: £8.50 Family Ticket: £25.00* 4 & under:

Polar Bear hire (skating aid) Each session is 1 hour -guaranteed min of 45 mins skating *2 x adults & 2 children or 1 x adult & 3 children All prices include skate hire

£3.00

Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day, for opening times and to book tickets visit www.sunderlandchristmas.co.uk

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Private & Group Hire Ice skating is the perfect festive activity for school Christmas outings, work nights out, birthday celebrations or simply getting together with a group of friends. Exclusive use of the rink available Mon - Friday 10am - 12pm up until Friday 21 December. School group bookings are available at an hourly rate of £100 for up to 20 children, with additional skaters incurring a charge of £5 - teachers/ carers go free. For more info contact christmas@sunderlandbid.co.uk ice.sunderland@gmail.com or call 07749 454 994

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Sunday 9th December

If you’ve ever fancied yourself as one of Santa’s little helpers, why not give Rudolph and his pals a run for their money by signing up to a 1k fun run this Christmas?

The Reindeer Dash comes to the Bridges shopping centre on Sunday 9 December, giving families the chance to help raise some much-needed cash for two local good causes.

Proceeds from this year’s event will be split between the Foundation of Light, providing sports, health, community and education programmes and Red Sky Ball, which supports the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) and other charities.

1k family fun run inside the Bridges shopping centre 9.00am Registration -9.30am 9.30am Warm up with Santa and his Reindeer 9.45am Race to Start When you have finished the run please stay with us to enjoy Christmas Carols, meet Samson and Delilah and take part in our fundraising activities!

11.00am Event to close Entry Fees £3.00 (12 and under) - includes reindeer nose and antlers plus reindeer medal. £5.00 per adult - includes reindeer nose and antlers plus reindeer medal. Limited availability max 200 participants.

Book your place now on Eventbrite. *Timings subject to change.

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Your guide to What’s on in Sunderland November

Thurs 8 Public Lecture: Deeds, not Words - A Century of Women and Politics at Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, St Peter’s (6.30pm) - A distinguished panel discuss the role played by women in Sunderland as we approach the centenary of women being allowed to vote for the first time. (14 December, 1918) - www.sunderland.ac.uk

Markets & Fairs 19 Oct - 6 Jan Hadrian’s Tipi in Keel Square The ever popular Hadrian’s Tipi is now also making an appearance in Sunderland - www.hadrianstipi.com/ Thurs 1 & Wed 28 Gong Bathing at Arts Centre Washington (7pm) - Open gateways within your body, mind and soul, while breathing in the layers of sound created by the gong, with each breath a different story and each sound bringing new meaning - £10 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk

Sat 3 Craft and Vintage Fair at Sunderland Minster (10am-3pm) Vintage and retro goods, local crafts, handmade gifts, refreshments-50p admin@sunderlandminster.org 0191 565 4066 Sat 3 The Old Rectory Fayre (10am-4pm) Visit the medieval Old Rectory in Houghton and be amazed by the wonderful selection of local craft and gift stalls, stunning venue, tasty hot street food, fresh local produce and children’s activities www.facebook.com/events2gogo Sat 3 Craft Fair at Arts Centre Washington (10am) - With stalls selling jewellery, cards, bags, home baking and more this is the perfect place to find an unusual hand-made gift or treatwww.artscentrewashington.co.uk

Thurs 1 - 18 Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light Bigger and brighter than ever before, Festival of Light in Roker Park and along the seafront until November 18 - £2 You can also buy your name in lights www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/ illuminations Sat 3 The Muddy Choir at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (11.30am) A story about boys growing up and the humanizing power of music; part of Sunderland Literature Festival - £5 - www.ticketsource.co.uk Sat 3 Adult & Higher Education Open Event at Sunderland College, Washington Campus (10am) - Find out everything you need to know about studying an adult or higher education course at Sunderland College www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/events Wed 7 Film Screening: Darkest Hour (PG) in Arts Centre Washington (1.30pm) - Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas £3.50 - www.artscentrewashington.co.uk 18

Sat 10 The Culture Quarter Monthly Market at The Engine Room (12pm-8pm) - A funky and hot new street market in the busy and trendy corner of Sunderland Town Centre. Visit artisan food, craft beers, retro clothing, local art, vintage items, upcycled stalls and more - www.facebook.com/events2gogo Sun 11 Tesco Community Fayre (10am 4pm) - A wonderful indoor event which combines getting your milk and bread with finding some unique gift items for yourself or others - www.facebook.com/events2gogo

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Sat 17 Autumn Fayre at Sunderland Minster (10.30am-1pm) - Stalls, games, tombola, prize draw, cakes and much more-20p-admin@sunderlandminster.org 0191 565 4066 Fri 23 Sunderland Market Square Monthly (9am-5pm) A collection of some of the North East’s finest producers, offering award winning fudge, local farm meats, fresh fruit & veg, artisan bread, huge variety of cheese, chilli sauces, homemade jams, chutneys and pickles, cakes, savoury treats, olives and delicious hot street food and many more www.facebook.com/events2gogo

Sat 24 Winter Gardens Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (10am-3pm) - Everyone is invited to a wonderful Christmas Shopping Fayre. You will find Santa in his grotto and a whole host of festive shopping stalls, jewellery, artisan food, seasonal treats and so much more - www.facebook.com/ events2gogo Sun 25 This is Christmas at Stadium of Light (10am-4pm) - Huge festive shopping experience!! Over 100 gift stalls offering an epic chance to snap up Christmas gifts for those special people in your life www.facebook.com/events2gogo Thurs 29 -2 Dec The Culture Quarter Christmas Market at The Engine Room (Thurs & Fri 3pm -8pm, Sat & Sun 12 -8pm) -Christmas outdoor market with a super cool collective of funky stalls with handmade gifts, street food and so much more - www.facebook.com/ events2gogo


November to January Sat 10 A-Level Open Event at Sunderland College, Bede Campus (10am) - Find out everything you need to know about studying A-Levels at Sunderland College www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/events

Stage & Theatre

Exhibitions

mind of a genius slamming up against his limits and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football - £15 www.sunderlandstages.com

Thurs 1 - 6 Jan Dan Holdsworth: Continuous Topography - An exhibition of new work profiling a singular vision of landscape in the digital age - www. northerngalleryforcontemporaryart.co.uk

Thurs 1 - 6 Jan Life in Colour: Ranbir Kaur at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens - This exhibition brings together a wide range of colourful textile pieces made using traditional techniques, from embroidery and mirror work to doll-making, all inspired by her South Asian heritage www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk Fri 9 - Dec 1 Wearexperimenting Exhibition in Mackies Corner - An exhibition of photography created by the people of Sunderland through workshops and events over the past year www.wearexperimenting.co.uk www.theculturalspring.co.uk info@theculturalspring.org.uk Fri 9 - Dec 22 Portraits from the North East - Musicians in Arts Centre Washington - Throughout November and into December the wonderful exhibition centre will display the images of those who are The Musicians of the North East www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Thurs 22 - Dec 22 Interface Arts at Arts Centre Washington - This group show will feature the work of artists and crafts people in County Durham and surrounding areas www.artscentrewashington.co.uk

Thurs 1 -17 Miss Saigon at Sunderland Empire - Set in 1975 during the last days of the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between and American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Miss Saigon is one of the biggest productions ever to be seen on the Sunderland Empire Stage -from £17.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee www.atgtickets.com/Sunderland Thurs 1 - 3 My Cousin Rachel at The Royalty Theatre (7.30pm) - Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier - from £8 www.royaltytheatre.co.uk/my-cousin-rachel Fri 2 - Sat 3 A Frog Called Woanda at Arts Centre Washington - An exciting new international collaboration between Théâtre sans Frontières (UK) and Théâtre a l'Envers (Canada). Friday, November 2, 1.30pm performed in simple French. Saturday, November 3, 11am - performed in English - £7 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Thurs 8 The Picture of Dorian Gray at Arts Centre Washington (7.30pm) - Award winning Box Tale Soup (Northanger Abbey) present Oscar Wilde's haunting story of evil, debauchery and scandal, featuring puppetry and a powerful original soundtrack - £9 - www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Tues 13 - Wed 14 The Damned United at The Royalty (7.30pm) - Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured

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Fri 16 Fans at The Peacock (7.30pm) Part gig. Part theatre. Fans is a mix of new writing, raucous live music and real-life stories inspired by real music fans - £9 www.sunderlandstages.com Tue 20 Brendan Cole at Sunderland Empire (7.30pm) - Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. - www.atgtickets.com/shows/ brendan-cole/sunderland-empire/ Mon 26 - 28 Bistro: A View from the Gods A Murder Mystery dining event at Sunderland Empire (7pm) - Explore the Empire Theatre as never before, tour the building, meet the players and enjoy a wonderful dining experience while you solve this century-old mystery and help us figure out who killed Elsie Roby - £45 www.atgtickets.com/Sunderland Thurs 29 Shivers at Arts Centre Washington (7.30pm) - Following the success of last year’s ‘The Book of Darkness and Light’, Adam Z Robinson returns with a trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin - £9 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Fri 30 Christmas Queens at Sunderland Empire (8pm) - Tis the season to be Mary! RuPaul's Drag Race winner, Bob The Drag Queen, will host Christmas Queens Asia O’Hara, Blair St. Clair, Eureka O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Manila Luzon and Sharon Needles for a holiday spectacular you won't want to miss! - www.atgtickets.com/shows/ christmas-queens/sunderland-empire/

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Your guide to What’s on in Sunderland Sun 11 Remembrance Parade and Service on Burdon Road (10am) www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk

Kids & Family

Nights Out Fri 2 Like We Used to Social at Bonded Warehouse (7pm) - An evening of soulful, funky and disco classics with a festive flavour, catch up with folk you’ve probably not seen in yonks for a festive night out! - from £5 www.bondedwarehouse.co.uk/events

Tues 13 Open Event at Sunderland College, Bede Campus (4pm) - Find out everything you need to know about Sunderland College and their wide range of courses at their Open Event www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/events Sat 17 Diwali Party at Roker Park Sunderland Illuminations (5pm-8pm) with performances from British Asian artists and local community groups. www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk

Comedy Thurs 1 The Sunderland Comedy Project at The Peacock (7.30pm) monthly stand-up comedy with amazing line-ups, for details of acts check the Facebook page www. facebook.com/sunderlandcomedyproject/ Fri 2 Gavin Webster -World Tour at Arts Centre Washington (7.30pm) Cult Geordie comedian of over 25 years Gavin Webster is finally doing a tour, a World tour to be exact - £10 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk

Sat 3 This Feeling at Independent Sunderland (7.30pm) - Local band Social Room with support from The Adlets -from £8.00 www.seetickets. com/event/this-feeling-sunderland/ the-point-sunderland/1254746 Thurs 1 - 4 Halloween Creatures Trail at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Can you find all of the creepy creatures hiding around the Museum and Winter Gardens including wolves, spiders and bats? - £2.50 www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk Sat 3 - Sun 11, Fri 23, Fri 30 Poppins Princesses at Katie’s Garden (11am-6pm) with the launch of the fantastic new Mary Poppins movie our godmothers have a very special pamper package for little princesses www.facebook.com/ katiesgardensunderland/ Thu 15 - 24 Dec Santa’s Grotto at the Bridges -Come and see Santa in Central Square www.thebridges-shopping.com Wed 21 - 24 Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors - Get Creative Workshop at Sunderland Empire - Our interactive show-themed activity session for under 11s and their families, led by the Sunderland Empire Creative Learning department prior to performance - www.atgtickets.com/

Sat 10 Manford’s Comedy Club at Bonded Warehouse (8pm) - A great evening of original stand-up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television - from £13.35 www.bondedwarehouse.co.uk/events

Thu 22 - 24 Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians at Sunderland Empire - Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, the astounding show is guaranteed to thrill you and your children www.atgtickets.com/

Fri 23 The 39 Steps at Arts Centre Washington (7.30pm) - Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage - £8 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk

Sat 24 Messy Minster at Sunderland Minster (11am) - For families and children of all ages with music, crafts, activities, prayers, fun and food - admin@sunderlandminster. org - 0191 565 4066

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Fri 9 Little Fix, Little Mix Tribute Band at The Point (7pm-10pm) - Delivering a high energy show the group replicate the energy, stage presence and vocal abilities of the original group, Little Mix, with stunning stage outfits to match - Must book in advance from £10.15 - www.facebook.com/ sunderlandthepoint Sat 17 Massaoke at Bonded Warehouse (7pm) - A live band plays all the biggest anthems with giant video lyrics and the audience are the stars of the show, guided by lyrics projected onto a giant screen - from £10 - www.bondedwarehouse.co.uk/events Friday 30 Dead Wet Things Single Launch at Independent Sunderland tickets £5 advance www.independentsunderland.com/ Sat 24 Bingo Revolution at Bonded Warehouse (7pm) - Expect an evening of non-stop laugher, ‘life changing’ prizes, cash prizes, and of course, bingo - from £8 www.bondedwarehouse.co.uk/events Saturdays & Sundays Throughout November Bottomless Brunch at Revolution Sunderland (11am-4pm) you can devour a delicious brunch classic, whilst treating yourself to a 2 hour session of your favourite bottomless drink! - For £25pp must be pre-paid & booked in advance www.revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/ sunderland/


November to January Thurs 22 Christmas Light Switch On at Keel Square (5.30pm -7pm) - Stage programme with local schools, choirs, the Mayor of Sunderland and Empire Theatre Pantomime stars to switch on the city lights. A firework display will close the event. www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk Fri 23 Christmas Funfair at Crowtree City Centre

Stage & Theatre Thu 29 - Sun 6 Jan Ice Rink in Keel Square - Get your skates on and celebrate the festive season on ice www.sunderlandchristmas.co.uk

December

Markets & Fairs Sat 1 Christmas Craft Fair at Arts Centre Washington (10am) - With stalls selling jewellery, cards, bags, home baking and more this is the perfect place to find an unusual hand-made gift or treat. www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Sat 1 Craft and Vintage Fair at Sunderland Minster (10am-3pm) Vintage and retro goods, local crafts, handmade gifts, refreshments - 50p admin@sunderlandminster.org 0191 565 4066 Sat 1 Winter Gardens Market: Toys, Collectibles, and Gifts for Geeks at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (10am-3pm) - A Christmas market specialising in toys, collectables, and presents for geeky loved ones. Perfect for fans of sci-fi, superheroes, fantasy, anime, and more. Try festive family activities suggested donation of £2 - www.facebook. com/ImpossibleGears

see Nov listing for details www.facebook.com/events2gogo Sat 8 Tesco Community Christmas Fayre (10am-4pm) - Crafts and gifts, fresh produce, handmade and unique cards and so much more www.facebook.com/events2gogo Sat 8 Washington Christmas Festival in Washington Village, Spout Lane (11am-3pm) - Enjoy the Christmas market, delicious food, feed the reindeer, get a photo with family and friends in the snow globe, chat to the naughty elves and much more www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk Fri 21 Sunderland Market Square Monthly (9am-5pm) - Don’t worry if you have finished your Christmas shopping, this is a great opportunity to stock up on your regular shopping items just in time for the big day www.facebook.com/events2gogo

Sat 1 Christmas Special at The Old Rectory (10am-4pm) - Visit the medieval Old Rectory in Houghton and be amazed by the wonderful selection of local craft and gift stalls, stunning venue, tasty hot street food, fresh local produce and children’s activities www.facebook.com/events2gogo

Tues 4 - Sun 9 Lyngo Theatre present Snow Play at Arts Centre Washington Snow Play is a showdown between Winter and Spring over who gets to stay and who has to go away - £10 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Thurs 13 - 23 Jack and the Beanstalk at The Royalty Theatre (7.15pm/ 2pm) - Join the magical pantomime as Jack and his friends journey out to scale new heights and new adventures - from £8 www.royaltytheatre.co.uk/jack-and-thebeanstalk Fri 14 A Christmas Carol at Arts Centre Washington (7.30pm) - The criticallyacclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company present a brand-new adaptation of Charles Dickens' fantastical festive fable - £10 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Sat 15 Cozyjo’s Christmas Cracker at Arts Centre Washington (7pm) - COZYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra) and friends present and evening of Christmas classics to really get you into the festive spirit £6 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Thurs 20 Christmas Cabaret at Arts Centre Washington (7pm) - A fun packed festive variety performance suitable for the whole family that will feature music, comedy, circus and magic - £5 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Fri 21 The Suggestibles Impro Panto at Arts Centre Washington (8pm) - It’s a Panto, but not as you know it! There’s No Script (EEK!), No Score (WHAT?) and No Kids (OH YES THERE IS!) - well, only of the naughty big variety - £15 www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Sat 22 A Christmas Carol at Washington Town Centre Library (10.30am) and Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens (1.30pm) - Come along to see Booster Cushion Theatre’s version of the Dickensian Tale using mime, voice, some sign language, a novel 60cm tall pop-up book and lots of audience participation www.seeitdoitsunderland.ac.uk

Sat 1 - 2 The Culture Quarter Christmas Market at The Engine Room (12pm-8pm) -

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Panto

Fri 14 - Jan 6 Peter Pan at Sunderland Empire Peter Pan promises to be a swashbuckling and un-missable treat that’s got everything; jaw-dropping flying, CGI special effects, a croc-full of belly-laughs, wonderful fairies and all of the traditional magical ingredients that make a Sunderland pantomime so special from £10 plus £3.65 transaction fee www.atgtickets.com/Sunderland

Wed 12 Film Screening: Meet me in St Louis (U) + Afternoon Tea in Arts Centre Washington (12pm/ 1.30pm) - Afternoon Tea served from 12pm. Film starts at 1.30pm prompt running time 1hr 55mins - £3.50/£14.50 (film and Afternoon Tea) www.artscentrewashington.co.uk Sat 15 Sunderland Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert at West Park Church (4pm) - Music to be played will include ‘The Snowman Suite’, ‘The Skater’s Waltz’ and ‘Classic Sleighride’ by Leopold Mozart. Christmas carols will also be on the programme for the audience sing -from £5 www.sunderlandsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Late Night Shopping at the Bridges from 10 December Monday to Friday 9am-8pm Saturday 9am -5.30pm Sunday 11am-5pm Christmas Eve 9am -5.30pm See our website for full open times listing.

Christmas Nights Out at Bonded Warehouse Sat 1 The Christmas Lift Off (7pm) Various dates throughout December Bingo Revolution at Bonded Warehouse (7pm) Fri 7 Manford’s Comedy Club (8pm) Sat 8 Festive Soul Limbo (7pm) Fri 14 ‘The Hits of Jimi Hendrix’ -live with The Luke Bowman Trio (7pm) Sat 15 100% Soul Christmas Special: World HQ plus the Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir Live (7pm) Wed 19 Transatlantic Ensemble 'Rumours' Live (7pm) Fri 28 Like We Used to Festive Social (7pm) Sat 29 Xmassaoke (7pm) www.bondedwarehouse.co.uk/events

Nights Out Thurs 6 The Sunderland Comedy Project at The Peacock (7.30pm) monthly stand-up comedy with amazing line-ups, for details of acts check the Facebook page www.facebook. com/sunderlandcomedyproject/ Fri 7 Christmas Party Nights - George Michael Tribute at the Point - Join us for an evening of Christmas Festivities at the Point Events Venue. We are excited to bring to the stage George Michael - www.facebook.com/ sunderlandthepoint/

Sat 1 Jordan Allen at Independent Sunderland (7.30pm) After emerging from the Manchester Scene alongside Blossoms, Spring King and Cabbage; Jordan Allen have quickly established themselves as one of the UKs must-see Indie acts - tickets from £8 tickets.gigsnortheast.co.uk

Wed 12 Mixtape Xmas at The Peacock (7.30pm) - Part comedy sketch show and part music quiz, Mixtape is one of the funniest concepts around. The Mixtapers bring their infamous sell out Christmas show to Sunderland for the first time - £10 www.sunderlandstages.com

Fri 14 Christmas Party Nights - Michael Jackson Tribute at the Point - Join us for an Sat 1 808 JAMZ at 808 Bar & Kitchen evening of Christmas Festivities at the Point GLITTERBOX/DEFECTED keep an eye on Events Venue. We are excited to bring to the the Facebook page for full details stage Michael Jackson - www.facebook.com/ www.facebook.com/808barandkitchen/ sunderlandthepoint/

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Fri 21 Christmas Party Nights - The Jersey Boys Tribute at the Point - Join us for an evening of Christmas Festivities at the Point Events Venue. We are excited to bring to the stage The Jersey Boys www.facebook.com/sunderlandthepoint/

Sun 23 NOASIS at Independent Sunderland (7.30pm) With an obsessive attention to detail the band recreates the real Oasis experience with amazing energy playing all the classic songs as if they were their own. This is more than a tribute band this is Oasis from a parallel universe. Tickets £10 advance www.independentsunderland.com/ events/2018-12-23-noasis-independent


November to January

Kids & Families Sunderland Minster Throughout December, Sunderland Minster will host a number of Christmas concerts and carol services along with their regular Christmas services. Some of the highlights include: Sun 2 UN Vigil (3pm) Wed 5 Age UK Christmas Concert (2pm) Sat 8 A Concert for Peace (7.30pm) Conducted by David Murray. ‘In Terra Pax’ by Finzi and ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ by Vaughan Williams - £14 www.wegottickets.com/BCS

Fri 7 - Sat 15 Poppins Princesses at Katie’s Garden (4pm-7pm) - with the launch of the fantastic new Mary Poppins movie our godmothers have a very special pamper package for little princesses - www.facebook. com/katiesgardensunderland Sat 8 Christmas Crafts at Sunderland Libraries (10.30am-11.30am) - A selection of free crafts for children to create at, Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens, Washington Town Centre Library and Houghton Library www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk Sun 9 Reindeer Dash at the Bridges Shopping Centre - Youngsters can hoof it around Sunderland’s Bridges shopping centre for some festive fun with a difference -and support a good cause at the same time -sunderlandbid.co.uk

Sun 16 - Sun 30 Fairy Tale Tour at Sunderland Empire - For more information visit www.atgtickets.com/ Tues 18 Winter Celebration Campfire and Storytelling at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve (10am-12pm) - Get cosy out in the woods around a campfire. But first learn how to build a fire and make some tasty treats to enjoy together - www.durhamwt.com/events Sat 22 Messy Christmas at Sunderland Minster (11am) for families of all ages - music, crafts, activities and prayers, fun and food.

January

Sun 9 Mayor’s Carol Service (6pm)

Thurs 3 The Sunderland Comedy Project at The Peacock (7.30pm) monthly stand-up comedy with amazing line-ups, for details of acts check the Facebook page www.facebook. com/sunderlandcomedyproject/

Mon 10 Sunderland University Carol Service (5.30pm) Tues 11 North East Autism Society Christmas Concert (7pm)

Sat 15 Naughty Elves Story Time & Craft at Sunderland Libraries (10.30am-11.30am) A festive story and craft session for the younger children at Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens, Washington Town Centre Library and Houghton Library www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk

New Year's Eve New Year’s Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash at Arts Centre Washington (7.30pm) Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Arts Centre Washington and enjoy a night of dancing and great food and drink - £26.50 - www.artscentrewashington.co.uk

Wed 12 Royal Northern Sinfonia (7.30pm) £15 www.sagegateshead.com/event/ christmas-baroque-tour Mon 17 Sunderland Special Schools Concert (6.30pm) For further details on any events taking place at Sunderland Minster contact the Minster office at admin@sunderlandminster.org or call 0191 565 4066

Bonded Annual Hootenanny at Bonded Warehouse (7pm) - Live music from The Revolutionaires, DJs, street food, craft beer and Prosecco popping ‘til the AM from £12 - www.bondedwarehouse.co.uk/events New Year’s Eve House Party at Independent (10pm) Independent is transformed into a house for the biggest house party of the year - £6 /£8 On the door www.independentsunderland.com/

Mon 14 - Sat 19 Benidorm at Sunderland Empire - Book now for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars from the Solana live on stage for the very first time - www.atgtickets.com/

NYE Black & Gold Party at 808 Bar & Kitchen - tickets & packages from £10 inc 1 free drink & canapés! DJ’S TBA www.facebook.com/808barandkitchen/

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WearExperimenting is a photography project created by local artist Jo Howell and commissioned by The Cultural Spring and NEPN (North East Photography Network). Jo has worked with many people in Sunderland to create a wonderful archive of unique images of our city, to be exhibited in November.

GET INVOLVED! Jo wants YOU to be part of three online experiments to capture the mood, sounds and working lives of this great city. The three experiments are: Can you make a photograph of your mood?; Can you take a photograph that describes living and/or working in Sunderland?; What does Sunderland sound or feel like? To submit images please visit: www.wearexperimenting.co.uk/ online-experiments

Date

Exhibition Opening Times

The pop up exhibition at Mackie’s Corner, High Street West will be open every Thursday to Saturday from November 8th until December 1st, 2018. There will be free photography workshops and talks alongside an evolving WearExperimenting exhibition. Check our website www.wearexperimenting.co.uk for further details and booking information for the workshops. More to be announced over the coming weeks. *Booking is free but spaces are limited due to capacity.

Free Workshops

THURSDAYS 8th Nov

4pm-8pm

Come and see the exhibition and meet the artist Jo Howell (BSL interpreter present)

15th Nov

3pm-7pm

Cyanotype book making workshop

22nd Nov

3pm-7pm

Poetry/creative writing workshop with writer James Whitman

29th Nov

3pm-7pm

Open exhibition and artist talks

9th Nov

12pm-5pm

Polaroid Haiku workshop with Ian Horn and Jo Howell

16th Nov

12pm-5pm

‘Nature in the City’ Photo Walk with artists Michael Davidson and Nicola Maxwell

23rd Nov

12pm-5pm

Pinhole photography workshop with Jo Howell

30th Nov

12pm-5pm

Pinhole photography workshop with Jo Howell Scan Paths- ‘science of seeing’ workshop with artist Ben Freeth (BSL interpreter present)

10th Nov

3pm-7pm

Scan Paths- ‘science of seeing’ workshop with Ben Freeth. ‘Sunderland at Night’ Photo Walk with Jo Howell

17th Nov

3pm-7pm

‘Zine making using photograms with artist Graham Patterson

24th Nov

3pm-7pm

‘Sunderland at Night’ Photo Walk.

1st Dec

3pm-7pm

Closing performance and celebration

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Gentoo is on the lookout for top talent in Sunderland

The Genfactor is back and Gentoo’s search is on for the next Genfactor winner. The annual talent competition organised by Gentoo is modelled on Britain’s Got Talent, and is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Do you have what it takes to take home the Genfactor crown? If you’re between 11 -18 years old, live or study in Sunderland and have unbelievable talent, this could be your chance to shine and win £500. Now in its tenth year, Genfactor is looking for singers, bands, dance acts, magicians musicians and comedians. Michelle Meldrum, Executive Director (Operations), Gentoo said: “We’re delighted to celebrate Genfactor’s

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tenth year. Since its launch, we have seen so many incredibly talented performers.

Genfactor giveaway 20 pairs of tickets are up for grabs to attend the Genfactor final at Rainton Meadows Arena on Wednesday 24 April 2019. To win a pair, like and comment on the ‘Genfactor ticket give away’ post at www.facebook.com/ gentoogenfactor

“It’s great to watch young people’s confidence grow and what many of them have gone on to achieve, and we are so proud of everyone who has entered Genfactor. Thanks to the talented young people in our city for making Genfactor the brilliant event that it is. I hope the competition continues to inspire future generations and opens up new opportunities for young people in Sunderland.” Please note: All acts under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and singers need to bring their own backing tracks. Acts will be seen on a first come first served basis.

For further information about Genfactor, including audition dates, visit: www.facebook.com/ gentoogenfactor


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GIFTS FOR THE HOUSE PROUD Contemporary cushions, stylish vases just a taste of what’s on offer at Next Luxury throws, elegant bedding and their signature Christmas candle ranges - all from Marks & Spencer

Ornaments from the Orient and glassware to add glimmer - just some of the ideas at TX Maxx Put out the welcome mat and treat someone to new £40, Pandora tableware - from Wilko Add another piece for the collector of Willow Tree figurines from Collectables Funky mugs, household goodies with humour great stocking fillers from Flying Tiger

GIFTS TO SAY I LOVE YOU What’s more charming than this? Add to that special bracelet - Pandora Time is of the essence, so what’s better than an amazing watch Collinsons Jewellers ‘Tis the season to sparkle, so give a glittering gift - Swarovski A precious stone lasts forever so check out the collection at Beaverbrooks

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Gold, silver, platinum - tailor the gift to your budget with the fabulous jewellery at Ernest Jones or H Samuels

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Toys to cuddle and toys to love Marks & Spencer Fill your trolley with games, dolls, tractors and trucks at Wilko £22, Marks & Spencer

For the game nerd in your life, all the latest releases at Game For real kids and big kids something for everyone at The Entertainer

£100, Disney

Gorgeous clothes and accessories Designer Childrenswear

£20, Primark

GIFTS FOR THE FASHION CONSCIOUS For the man with designs in his wardrobe, the biggest names in fashion at Aphrodite For fashionistas everywhere, top names at affordable prices Flannels Everything from partywear to festive PJs - Topman and Topshop Fashion for kids, teens, mums and dads and even grandparents - Debenhams

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Buy your loved one the requisite Christmas jumper H&M

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Affordable fashion, which means more for your money Primark

Designer fragrances and high end beauty gifts - Debenhams Top brands and exciting cosmetic sets - Boots

Fabulous footwear, accessories aplenty - and of course amazing clothes! River Island

Bathtime essentials and fabulous skin products - Lush Stocking filler treats for everyone Bodycare and Savers Affordable cosmetics and bargain perfumers Superdrug Feel fruity with body butters or lip balms The Body Shop Find their favourite perfume or aftershave The Fragrance Shop and The Perfume Shop

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A bargain or two is really welcome to help dilute the expense of the festive season - so make sure you pick up the BID's second Little Book of Offers. The booklet is jam-packed with discounts and special offers, so it's a great way to get more for your money at the busiest time of year. You can collect a copy from customer services at the Bridges, Hadrian's Tipi and the Ice Rink Box Office.

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What a year!

2018 has been the busiest year Sunderland has seen in a long time, and what a year it has been. Here we take a look back at some of the highlights.

The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 For five days in July, Sunderland was the proud host of the start of The Tall Ships Races 2018. 50 spectacular Tall Ships, 1.2million visitors, two brave high-wire walkers, 1 Princess and over 200 performances made it an event never to be forgotten.

Sunderland Airshow 2018 The 30th anniversary of Sunderland’s annual spectacular saw daring displays in the air, miles of activity on the ground and our best stage programme yet. Huge thanks to the thousands of people who braved rain and thunderstorms to enjoy our anniversary event!

Northern Spire opens After three years in construction, Sunderland’s newest bridge over the Wear opened to traffic on 29 August 2018. After receiving the Royal seal of approval in February when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the site, thousands of Sunderland residents (and dogs!) enjoyed the chance to walk across the bridge before it opened to traffic.

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Welcome to Sunderland Research revealed that visitor numbers, spend and the number of people employed by tourism in Sunderland are all on the rise. Figures received by the City Council reveal that, for 2017: 8.76 million people visited Sunderland (up by 6% on 2016), visitors spent £429 million (up by 5%) and 5,309 jobs were supported by tourism (up by 5%). That’s over 8 million people enjoying our city centre, coastline, heritage and countryside. Visit again soon!

We love football Summer 2018 brought with it sunshine and some moderate football success for England! The BID’s Sports Fanzone bus screened every 2018 World Cup game with 15,000 people attending the England games alone.

Keeping the green flag flying Barnes Park, Herrington Country Park, Hetton Lyons Country Park, Mowbray Park and Roker Park kept the Green Flag status that recognises them as some of the best in the country. The status is the mark of a quality park and a fantastic tribute to the hard work and dedication of council staff, plus all the friends and volunteers who love their local park.

Local landmark opens its doors For over a hundred years, Roker Pier & Lighthouse has protected the entrance into Sunderland's harbour and the tunnel and lighthouse are now open to the public for guided tours for the first time in the structure’s history. Visit www.rokerpier.co.uk to book your ticket.

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Creating a regional powerhouse Sunderland College is set to join forces with Northumberland College, creating a regional powerhouse for post-16 education. We catch up with Sunderland College Principal and Chief Executive Ellen Thinnesen to talk about the merger and the college’s vision for an exciting future.

Dynamic, ambitious and focused - all characteristics that Ellen Thinnesen shares with the college she leads. Last year Sunderland College completed a successful merger with Hartlepool Sixth Form, increasing its turnover to £38m and growing its assets by £20m. On completion of the Northumberland College merger, the combined institution will have a turnover of £54m. “We’re creating a large regional college group focused on meeting the economic and skills agenda for the region. It’s an exciting opportunity for Sunderland, Hartlepool, Northumberland and the wider north east,” explained Ellen. Ellen’s first career was in nursing - after training she worked in the coronary

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care unit in her native Lincolnshire before moving to London to work at the intensive coronary care unit at King’s College Hospital. A move to America followed. There she studied for American qualifications, but rather than working in hospitals, Ellen chose to work in a homeless shelter in one of Chicago’s toughest neighbourhoods. She returned to the UK with her young family - she has two children - and also returned to nursing. Rather than spending all of her time on wards, however, she split her time with a classroom role. “I built a good relationship with the local FE college and worked as a nurse during the day and then taught nursing on an evening,” she explained.

At the same time she was a student herself and qualifications followed - she graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first class honours degree in applied social science before passing a teaching qualification at the University of Huddersfield and then an MSc in Educational Leadership and Management from Sheffield Hallam University. She was offered a full-time lecturing role and quickly progressed her career at Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education. She spent 12 years there, eventually being appointed Assistant Principal, 14-19 and Higher Education. She was then appointed Deputy Principal at Tameside College in Greater Manchester before being appointed Principal and CEO at Sunderland College in January 2016.


“I fell in love with the college and the city very quickly. The city was buzzing, and clearly passionate about coming together to get behind the City of Culture bid. The city had - and still has real momentum,” she said. “It was a good College but needed to feel confident to excel nationally and the vision to become something really special,” she added. “We’ve worked hard with the senior management team and our board to develop our vision and we’re now very clear about our ambition - we want to be among the UK’s top ten performing FE colleges, putting excellence at the heart of everything we do.

“In becoming a regional college group we’ll be more resilient and sustainable and make a more meaningful contribution to the region’s economy.”

“Our mergers with Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College will certainly strengthen us and them financially, but more importantly, give us the ability to help meet the region’s skills and training needs. As a group we can talk to the region’s major employers in key sectors - understanding their specific needs - as well as discussing future employment strategies and opportunities with the likes of the North East LEP Local Enterprise Partnership and the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA). “As a group we will now stretch from the Scottish Borders to north Teesside and are working to align ourselves with the economic plans and visions of both the NELEP and the TVCA. Before merger, our regional economic impact factor was about £446m - after merger it will be about £750m.” As well as her role at Sunderland College, Ellen is a board member at the NELEP, as well as a member of both

Sunderland’s Education Leadership Board and Sunderland’s Economic Leadership Board. “My NELEP role gives me a regional perspective as well as the opportunity to represent the FE sector on an important regional board. “At the core of everything we do, of course, are the students. Our vision of a larger, more sustainable college group is one that has considerable social impacts for our students wherever they are geographically. “We deliver in areas of social and economic deprivation and want to work in partnership with schools, other colleges, universities, councils, employers and LEPs to raise not just education standards, but learners’ aspirations. “It’s such an exciting time - mergers will also enable staff and our learners to benefit from a wider range of courses, resources and relationships as well as greater access to companies, strategic stakeholders and partners.” Working with local companies and stakeholders is an area of expertise at Sunderland College. Last year Ellen and her team picked up a coveted Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon award for the college’s innovative work with employers and its apprenticeship

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delivery. This was the result of a strategic drive to improve stakeholder engagement and its apprenticeship provision, particularly in the regionally important engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors. “This was just part of our overall strategy of further aligning ourselves with the region’s economic plans. Our specialisms are the region’s priority sectors: engineering, advanced manufacturing, IT and digital technologies, health and care, construction, business and professional services and creative arts. We know these are the skills the region needs so have made significant investment into their delivery. “At the same time, we continue to deliver a broad curriculum, brilliant sixth form provision and our special educational needs provision remains a priority.” The college has come a long way in a short time - but with Ellen at the helm, it would seem the journey has only just begun… January start Get started on a new career, gain a qualification or take up a new hobby at Sunderland College this January. Visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk to find a course.

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Community Vibe Council News from across the city Youth activities Do you struggle with childcare in school holidays? Community and youth groups across the West area are running activities and holiday clubs for local young people, supported by Sunderland City Council West Area Committee. All activities include a nutritious lunch and fun-filled days to keep young people fit and active over all school holidays, plus environmental, craft and cooking activities. The local voluntary organisations who are delivering include:

Washington Clean and Green Project

Lambton Street Youth Centre in partnership with Pallion Action Group and Parker Trust www.lambtonstreetyouthcentre. com; www.pallionactiongroup.co.uk; www.parkertrust.org.uk Grindon Young People’s Centre in partnership with A690 youth initiative - telephone 0191 528 4092 for Grindon Centre or contact 0191 534 4052 for A690 youth initiative. Pennywell Youth Project www.pennywellyouthproj.wixsite. com/project/about Youth Almighty at Plains Farm Community Centre, Silksworth Youth and Community Centre and Farringdon Youth and Community Centre. www.youthalmighty.co.uk Contact your local centre to find out more details for school holidays through until June 2019.

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A community-based, environmental initiative, supported by Sunderland City Council Washington Area Committee that inspires communities to come together to clean up, fix up, and take pride in their neighbourhoods and the wider green space in Washington.

Local Christmas light switch ons ❄ Concord Monday 19 November ❄ City Centre Thursday 22 November ❄ Pallion and Hetton Friday 23 November ❄ Southwick, Easington Lane and Ryhope Village Green Friday 30 November ❄ Shiney Row Monday 3 December

The project has been really successful in the last 18 months attracting volunteers, social organisations, neighbourhoods and communities to come together to make a difference. So far the programme has delivered: • 2470 total volunteer hours • 3.5 tonnes of fly tipping removed • 990 bags of waste removed • 36 Community Clean Ups completed • 70 volunteers If you live in Washington and you’d like to get involved, search for @ WashingtonCleanAndGreen on Facebook


School pupils get their heads together Over 100 pupils from Southmoor and St Aidan’s Schools have attended Mental Health Hero training sessions, which aim to raise awareness of mental health issues and the support available. In the scheme, funded by Sunderland Mind and Sunderland City Council East Area Committee, pupils are trained as mentors to become the first port of call to support other pupils with issues such as stress, anxiety, bullying, family issues and child poverty and to help them to discuss with paid professionals, as some young people lack confidence to approach adults directly. The schools involved reported that the behaviour of pupils and relationships between students, teachers and parents have really improved since the project started, and plans are in place to roll it out to other schools in the area.

Get connected Having access to a computer can make massive difference to people’s lives, whether it’s used for communicating with friends and family, online shopping, reading or listening to music. Coalfields Community Connected is a programme of IT based support for people across the Houghton and Hetton area. The project, supported by Sunderland City Council Coalfield Area Committee, offers free public access to computers in eight local venues: • Hetton Hub based in the Hetton Centre • St Aidans Community Centre in Herrington • Space 4 in Houghton-le-Spring • ShARP at Shiney Row • Hetton New Dawn • ELCAP in Easington Lane • Penshaw Community Centre • Houghton Racecourse Community Centre Staff and volunteers are on hand to give guidance and tuition to those who need it. To find out more contact the individual venues.

Events city 2018 has been a busy year for events in Sunderland, and nowhere more so than the North side of the city. As well as two major events in The Tall Ships Races 2018 and the 30th anniversary of Sunderland International Airshow, other events and activities showcased the local history and natural beauty of the area. August Bank Holiday weekend saw Cavaliers and Roundheads come face to face in a civil war battle re-enactment at Hylton Castle, funded by Sunderland City Council North Area Committee and organised by Sunderland North Community Business Centre. Over 5000 people enjoyed the 2 day event which celebrated Sunderland’s forgotten history. Restoration of Hylton Castle is due to be complete in Spring 2019. Our beautiful beaches were once again the home for Summer Beach Camps this year. Hundreds of young people enjoyed free activities every day, thanks to the project funded by Sunderland City Council North Area Committee and ran by North East Sport. Activities included rock pooling, sandcastle building, sports, pond fishing, shelter building and arts and crafts. See website for more information www.northeastsport.co.uk/beach-camp To find out more about the work the City Council is doing in your area, and to get involved, get in touch with your local Councillor. Full details at www.sunderland.gov.uk

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Home is where the heart is Do you ever think you need more space or would like to have somewhere you can call your own? For many of us, owning our dream home is something we aspire to when we grow up. It’s sometimes often referred to as the British dream amongst our family members, friends or neighbours. You’ll start house hunting and build up a picture of the type of home you see yourself living in. You’ll flick through Pinterest to find a photograph that even slightly resembles the image you’ve built up in your head. And you’ll scroll down your Instagram feed to find inspiration and ideas for your modern kitchen diner.

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But in today’s world, owning a home is not always something that’s affordable or achievable, for a few different reasons. House prices have risen a lot faster than our wages over recent years, making new homes appear unaffordable. But there’s still various ways you can move into your dream home, and they’re available right here on your doorstep in Sunderland. Whether it’s a city centre apartment or a family home in the suburbs, local housing provider, Gentoo, has compiled a handy guide to getting your hands on the keys to your dream home, whatever your situation…

Affordable home ownership: Discount market sale This is part of the Government’s ambition to increase home ownership generally, creating a ‘discount market sale’ scheme for housebuilders to offer to local people. The scheme offers a new home with a discount applied on its true market value, usually at 70-80%. For example, Gentoo Homes builds a new three bedroomed house and its market value is £153,950, 80% of which is £123,160. The property will be available to buy for £123,160 and it will forever hold this discount throughout its lifetime. This means if the property is then sold on again, it will be valued at 80% of its true market value. For anyone interested, discount market sale properties are currently available at Gentoo Homes’ Bramblewood development in Hetton-le-Hole.


Affordable home ownership: Shared ownership Alternatively, there’s the Shared Ownership Scheme, which allows you to buy a proportion of your dream home where your circumstances mean you might not be able to afford it in full. This appeals to aspiring home owners who may not be able to save up a deposit to buy a new home in full. It involves putting down a deposit on a certain share of the property, obtaining a mortgage for the value of this share and then paying a rental fee to Gentoo on the share you don’t own. Shared ownership example If you were to buy a 25% share of a three bedroomed home from Gentoo Homes with a sale value of £178,000, you’d need to pay just £44,500, with a deposit as little as £2,225*. If your circumstances change, you’ll be able to increase your share in your property should you wish to do so. Find your dream home in Sunderland at gentoohomes.com.

Low cost rental options that are affordable You may wish to consider renting as a permanent solution to finding a home, or alternatively as an interim measure while you save up a deposit to buy a home. With over 28,000 properties in Sunderland and the surrounding areas, your perfect rental property could just be around the corner.

Gentoo Homes' Hawthorn house type at its Meadow View Development.

Did you know Gentoo has homes available to rent right now? In a variety of locations across Sunderland, with no bond or deposit required and average rents of £79 per week, this can be an ideal way to help you save some money for a deposit. As a trusted and reliable landlord, Gentoo asks for one month’s rent in advance and won’t tie you into any long contracts to help make it happen.

To begin your search, you'll need to register with HomeHunt - a national website that lets you search and apply for social and affordable housing in Sunderland and throughout the UK. Gentoo, along with other landlords, advertise properties using this system.

Where do I sign up? You need to register online at www.gentoogroup.com/homehunt. If you require support to register, you can call Gentoo on 0191 525 5000, or email contactus@gentoogroup.com.

*Gentoo Homes’ Shared Ownership Scheme is plot specific. Terms and conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Prices are accurate at the time of printing.

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it’s easier than you think to drink less Drinking less alcohol has lots of benefits. It can help you lose weight, sleep better and have more energy. We might be heading into party season but there are some easy ways you can make sure you cut back on the booze – even at this time of year.

Make sure you know your units You might be surprised at how much alcohol is in your favourite drinks! Read our guide on what alcohol units are, and get some ideas on how to cut back at nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/calculating-alcohol-units

Include food Alcohol is absorbed more slowly when you drink with food. Only drink with your main meal and keep the bottle off the table. Just pour a glass and put it away. Get healthy food ideas at nhs.uk/oneyou/be-healthier/eat-better

Set a booze budget Be strict about your weekly spend on alcohol - you’ll drink less and save money too! Motivate yourself by putting what you save towards something you really want

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Distract yourself If you tend to drink at a certain time, break the habit by doing something different. Make it enjoyable - phone a friend, meet for a coffee or take a walk

Make a swap Cut back with each drink. Make it smaller (try a bottle of beer instead of a pint) or lower the strength (choose a shandy or a spritzer)

Take some days off Alcohol-free days can mean you sleep better and have more energy – build up the number of days off you have each week. Download the Drink Free Days App to track your progress

Learn more Know your units

Need more support?

Men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. Find out more at nhs.uk/livewell/alcohol-support/calculating-alcohol-units

The Live Life Well Service can help you if you need more support to cut back. Call them on 0800 107 0741 or see the website at livelifewell.org.uk

Watch the calories Don't forget to count the calories in drinks. Did you know that a large glass of wine has the same number of calories as an ice cream! Find out more at nhs.uk/oneyou/be-healthier/drink-less/

What’s the health risk? The more you drink, the higher your risk of serious health problems – especially if you drink a lot regularly. Drink within the guidelines to reduce your risk. Find out more at nhs.uk/oneyou/behealthier/drink-less/

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“It’s your busy time Vicar.” What on earth am I on about? Well you know Christmas is coming! As I write this, there are several weeks to go, but Christmas is coming. Not quite yet and actually us clergy will still be well occupied for the next few weeks. It won’t be hard to find something to do. If I am honest I do have some issues about what lies ahead - the Coca Cola juggernaut is revving up. I wonder will we jump on board or be jumping out of the way? I would invite you to come and join me in the ditch maybe. I suppose I yearn for a simplicity that might never be recovered - a simplicity which recognises what we are actually celebrating. Remember I am a Vicar so you might say “he would say that”. Please don’t find yourself being caught up in what might feel a bit of a tyranny, and ending up saying what I have often heard in the supermarket queue, “I’ll be glad when it’s all over.” But the message of Christmas is never all over, it’s there for us every day of our lives. The cry of the baby lying in the manger is the cry of God’s love reaching out to us whoever we are and saying, “You are loved and you are welcome.” And yes we do know that love changes everything. So how about you reach out to someone this Christmas who needs your love and care? Give them the best present ever, the gift of your love and care. I truly wish you great joy and a wonderful celebration and of course we’d love to see you at the Minster for any of our Christmas services. Stuart Bain - Provost of Sunderland Minster

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City Campus

Tues

19-Feb-19

1/2 Day

£50

X

Painting & Decorating

City Campus

Tues

21-May-19

1/2 Day

£50

X

Bright Sparks Basics

City Campus

Tues

12-Feb-19

1/2 Day

£60

X

Bright Sparks Basics

City Campus

Tues

14-May-19

1/2 Day

£60

X

Pipe Dreams

City Campus

Thurs

14-Feb-19

1/2 Day

£60

X

Pipe Dreams

City Campus

Thurs

16-May-19

1/2 Day

£60

X

Bricks of the Trade

City Campus

Tues

19-Feb-19

1/2 Day

£50

X

Bricks of the Trade

City Campus

Tues

21-May-19

1/2 Day

£50

X

Get a Handle On It

City Campus

Tues

19-Feb-19

1/2 Day

£50

X

Get a Handle On It

City Campus

Tues

21-May-19

1/2 Day

£50

X

Languages French Beginners

Bede

Mon

18.30-20.30

14-Jan-19

10

£99

X

French Beginners

Bede

Mon

18.30-21.00

29-Apr-19

8

£99

X

Italian Beginners

Bede

Tues

18.30-20.30

15-Jan-19

10

£99

X

Italian Beginners

Bede

Tues

18.30-21.00

30-Apr-19

8

£99

X

Spanish Beginners

Bede

Thurs

18.30-20.30

17-Jan-19

10

£99

X

Spanish Beginners

Bede

Thurs

18.30-21.00

02-May-19

8

£99

X

Hair, Barbering & Beauty Therapy

4

Introduction to Indian Head Massage

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

11-Feb-19

1

£50

X

Introduction to Indian Head Massage

City Campus

Wed

10.00-16.00

15-May-19

1

£50

X

Introduction to Hot Stones

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

11-Mar-19

1

£50

X

Introduction to Hot Stones

City Campus

Wed

10.00-16.00

01-May-19

1

£50

X

Introduction to Reflexology

City Campus

Tues

10.00-16.00

15-Jan-19

1

£50

X

Introduction to Reflexology

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

29-Apr-19

1

£50

X

Basic Back Massage

City Campus

Tues

10.00-16.00

12-Mar-19

1

£50

X

Basic Back Massage

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

13-May-19

1

£50

X

Hollywood Ready (Precision Brows & Individual Lashes)

City Campus

Tues

10.00-16.00

12-Feb-19

1

£50

X

Hollywood Ready (Precision Brows & Individual Lashes)

City Campus

Wed

10.00-16.00

22-May-19

1

£50

X

Getting the Best From Your Make-up

City Campus

Tues

10.00-16.00

05-Feb-19

1

£50

X

**Subject to approval Level 1 Course Level 2 Course #There will be additional costs incurred for these courses i.e. kit costs

Free Course


Course title

Campus

Day(s)

Time(s)

Start date

Duration(wks) Tuition fee Help w/ costs

Getting the Best From Your Make-up

City Campus

Wed

10.00-16.00

08-May-19

1

£50

X

Refresher Colouring Skills #

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

21-Jan-19

1

£50

X

Refresher Colouring Skills #

City Campus

Tues

10.00-16.00

05-Mar-19

1

£50

X

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow (Advanced Cutting Techniques) #

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

25-Feb-19

1

£50

X

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow (Advanced Cutting Techniques) #

City Campus

Wed

10.00-16.00

03-Apr-19

1

£50

X

Fashion Colour Techniques #

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

25-Mar-19

1

£50

X

Fashion Colour Techniques #

City Campus

Tues

10.00-16.00

14-May-19

1

£50

X

Tousled Tresses (Hair Extensions (Sew in Weave & Micro Ring Weft))

City Campus

Mon

10.00-17.00

04-Mar-19

1

£250

X

Tousled Tresses (Hair Extensons (Pre-Bonded & Nano Ring))

City Campus

Mon

10.00-17.00

20-May-19

1

£300

X

Spray Tan Tastic (Spray Tan Technique)

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

01-Apr-19

1

£50

X

Spray Tan Tastic (Spray Tan Technique)

City Campus

Tues

10.00-16.00

04-Jun-19

1

£50

X

Manual Tan Tastic (Manual Tan Technique)

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

18-Mar-19

1

£50

X

Manual Tan Tastic (Manual Tan Technique)

City Campus

Wed

10.00-16.00

24-Apr-19

1

£50

X

Introduction to Hot Towel Shave #

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

04-Feb-19

1

£50

X

Creative Men's Cutting Techniques #

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

28-Jan-19

1

£50

X

Creative Men's Cutting Techniques #

City Campus

Tues

10.00-16.00

21-May-19

1

£50

X

Manicure Treatments in Preparation for Nail Extensions

City Campus

Thurs

17.00-20.00

28-Feb-19

12

£300

X

Prom Party Hair

City Campus

Thurs

17.00-20.00

25-Apr-19

1

£20

X

Summer Festival Hair

City Campus

Thurs

17.00-20.00

16-May-19

1

£20

X

Prom Party Make-up

City Campus

Thurs

17.00-20.00

02-May-19

1

£20

X

Summer Festival Make-up

City Campus

Thurs

17.00-20.00

23-May-19

1

£20

X

Prom Party Nails

City Campus

Thurs

17.00-20.00

09-May-19

1

£20

X

Summer Festival Nails

City Campus

Thurs

17.00-20.00

06-Jun-19

1

£20

X

Introduction to Hand & Arm Massage

City Campus

Wed

13.00-17.00

13-Feb-19

1

£50

X

Looking After Your Hands and Nails

City Campus

Tues

13.00-17.00

22-Jan-19

1

£50

X

Criminology Part 1 - Introduction to Criminal Investigation

Bede

Mon

18.30-20.30

14-Jan-19

10

£199

X

Criminology Part 1 - Introduction to Criminal Investigation

Bede

Mon

18.30-21.00

29-Apr-19

8

£199

X

Law & Criminology

Criminology Part 2 - Crime Scene Investigation (after or alongside Part 1)

Bede

Tues

18.30-20.30

15-Jan-19

10

£175

X

Criminology Part 2 - Crime Scene Investigation (after or alongside Part 1)

Bede

Tues

18.30-21.00

30-Apr-19

8

£175

X

Criminology Part 3 - Criminal Profiling (after or alongside Part 1 & 2)

Bede

Thurs

18.30-20.30

17-Jan-19

10

£149

X

Criminology Part 3 - Criminal Profiling (after or alongside Part 1 & 2)

Bede

Thurs

18.30-21.00

02-May-19

8

£149

X

Motor Vehicle Car DIY (Basic Car Maintenance for Drivers)

City Campus

Various

12.30 - 16.30

18-Feb-19

4hrs

£50

X

Electric DIY (Basic Car Electrics)

City Campus

Various

12.30 - 16.30

28-May-19

4hrs

£50

X

Keep Your Cool (Understanding Air Conditioning in Cars)

City Campus

Various

12.30 - 16.30

28-May-19

4hrs

£50

X

Check before Check (Pre MOT checks)

City Campus

Various

12.30 - 16.30

28-May-19

4hrs

£50

X

Plastic Welding

City Campus

Various

12.30 - 16.30

18-Feb-19

4hrs

£50

X

Smooth it Out (Paintless Dent Removal)

City Campus

Various

12.30 - 16.30

28-May-19

4hrs

£50

X

5


Skills & qualifications If you want to expand your skills, train for a new career or gain a nationally recognised qualification, get started with one of our skills and qualification courses, from entry level to Level 3.

Course title

Campus

Day(s)

Time(s)

Start date

Duration(wks) Tuition Fee

Help w/ costs

Art & Photography Be Creative Art and Design

Bede

Tues

9:00-12:00

30-Apr-19

10

£350

Ready Pedal Go - Ceramics Beginners

Bede

Wed

18:00-21:00

23-Jan-19

12

£120

Ready Pedal Go - Ceramics Beginners

Bede

Wed

18:00-21:00

08-May-19

11

£120

Sleek Chic - Fashion and Clothing

Bede

Mon/Thurs

13.15-15.15

29-Apr-19

6

£350

Thanks a Bunch - Floristry Beginners

Bede

Mon

16:30-18:30

21-Jan-19

15

£150

Thanks a Bunch - Floristry Beginners

Bede

Fri

9:00-12:00

03-May-19

12

£150

Go Shoot Like a Pro - Beginners Photography

Bede

Wed

18:00-21:00

24-Apr-19

10

£120

Go Shoot Like a Pro - Beginners Photography

Bede

Mon/Wed

Mon 9:0011:00 / Wed 13:15-15:15

29-Apr-19

6

£120

Go Shoot Like a Pro - Beginners Photography

Bede

Mon

18:00-21:00

21-Jan-19

10

£120

Cut Above The Rest - Textiles Beginners

Bede

Tues

18:00-21:00

22-Jan-19

12

£150

Cut Above The Rest - Textiles Beginners

Bede

Tues

18:00-21:00

07-May-19

11

£150

City Campus

Fri

10.00-15.00

11-Jan-19

20

£400

Various community venues

Various

09.00-12.30

Various

32

£450

Washington

Tues

9.30-12.30

22-Jan-19

15

£300

Cookery & Baking Professional Bakery Certificate Level 2

Children Young People & Education Youth Work Practice Level 1

Caring for Children and Young People Certificate Level 2

Bede

Mon-Fri

9.30-15.30

Termly

2

FREE

FREE

Education and Training Award Level 3

Get Ready for Support Work in Education

Washington

Thurs

18.00-21.00

31-Jan-19

16

£500

X

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate Level 3

Washington

Various

9.00-17.00

Sept onwards

1 day

£80

X

Paediatric First Aid Certificate Level 3

Washington

Various

9.30-17.00

Sept onwards

2 day

£120

X

Construction & Built Environment Construction Multi-Skill Certificate Level 1

City Campus

Tue

18.00-21.00

15-Jan-19

12

£200

Construction Multi-Skill Certificate Level 1

City Campus

Thurs

18.00-21.00

17-Jan-19

12

£200

Construction Multi-Skill Certificate Level 1

City Campus

Tue

18.00-21.00

30-Apr-19

12

£200

Construction Multi-Skill Certificate Level 1

City Campus

Thurs

18.00-21.00

02-May-19

12

£200

City Campus

5 days

9.00-16.30

18-Feb-19

1

£900

X

Periodic Inspection, Testing & Certification of Electrical Installations Award Level 3 (Feb) Periodic Inspection, Testing & Certification of Electrical Installations Award Level 3 (May)

City Campus

5 days

9.00-16.30

27-May-19

1

£900

X

The Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671: 2008 (2015) Award Level 3 (Easter)

City Campus

3 days

9.00-16.30

08-Apr-19

1

£430

X

The Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671: 2008 (2015) Award Level 3 (May)

City Campus

3 days

9.00-16.30

27-May-19

1

£430

X

Bede

Tue

18.30-20.30

30-Apr-19

10

£150

Councelling Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2

Engineering

6

Abrasive Wheel Regulations

City Campus

Mon

10.00-16.00

18-Feb-19

1 day

£90

X

Abrasive Wheel Regulations

City Campus

Wed

10.00-16.00

29-May-19

1 day

£90

X

Fluid Power for Beginners

City Campus

Mon

9.00-17.00

18-Feb-19

1 day

£100

X

Fluid Power for Beginners

City Campus

Tues

9.00-17.00

28-May-19

1 day

£100

X

**Subject to approval Level 1 Course Level 2 Course #There will be additional costs incurred for these courses i.e. kit costs

Free Course


Course title

Campus

Day(s)

Time(s)

Start date

Duration(wks) Tuition Fee

Help w/ costs

Introduction to PLCs

City Campus

Mon

9.00-17.00

18-Feb-19

1 day

£100

X

Introduction to PLCs

City Campus

Tues

9.00-17.00

28-May-19

1 day

£100

X

Welding Experience

City Campus

Mon

9.00-17.00

19-Feb-19

1 day

£100

X

Welding Experience

City Campus

Tues

9.00-17.00

28-May-19

1 day

£100

X

Welding Level 1

City Campus

Tues

17.00-21.00

15-Jan-19

10wks

£240

Welding Level 1

City Campus

Tues

17.00-21.00

30-Apr-19

10wks

£240

Hair, Barbering & Beauty Therapy Hair Sector Introduction Certificate Level 1

City Campus

Wed-Fri

09.30-15.30

09-Jan-19

19

£50

Beauty Sector Introduction Certificate Level 1

City Campus

Wed-Fri

09.30-15.30

09-Jan-19

19

£50

Make-Up & Eye Treatments Certificate Level 2

City Campus

Mon

9.30-12.30

25-Feb-19

12

£300

Nail Technology Certificate Level 2

City Campus

Tues

17.00-20.00

26-Feb-19

12

£300

Bede

One Evening Per Week

18.00-20.30

Termly

10

FREE

FREE

ICT Developing ICT Skills (all Levels) Get Ready for Basic IT (Level 1)

Bede

2 days per week

9.30-15.30

Termly

10

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for..Computing for the Beginners (CFAB)

Bede

1 day per week

9.30-15.30

Every half term

3

FREE

FREE

Computer Set-up and Security for B eginners

Bede

Mon, Tue or Thu

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Half termly from 29/10

6

£150

X

Coding for Beginners

Bede

Mon, Tue or Thu

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Half termly from 29/10

6

£150

X

Web Design for Beginners

Bede

Mon, Tue or Thu

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Half termly from 29/10

6

£150

X

Introduction to Digital Skills Award (Entry Level 3)

Bede

Mon

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

14-Jan-19

10

FREE

Introduction to Digital Skills Award (Entry Level 3)

Bede

Mon

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

29-Apr-19

10

FREE

ECDL Digital Skills in IT Award (Level 1)

Bede

Tues

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

15-Jan-19

12

£49

ECDL Digital Skills in IT Award (Level 2)

Bede

Wed

09.00 - 12.00 or 18.0021.00

16-Jan-19

14

£75

MTA Networking Fundamentals EXAM 98-366

Bede

Various

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Various

10

£330

X

MTA Networking Fundamentals EXAM 98-366

Bede

Various

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Various

10

£330

X

MTA Networking Fundamentals EXAM 98-366

Bede

Various

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Various

10

£330

X

MTA Software Development Fundamentals EXAM 98-361

Bede

Tues

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Various

10

£330

X

MTA Software Development Fundamentals EXAM 98-361

Bede

Various

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Various

10

£330

X

MTA Software Development Fundamentals EXAM 98-361

Bede

Various

09:00 - 12:00 or 18:00 21:00

Various

10

£330

X

Motor Vehicle Motorcycle Maintenance

City Campus

Thurs

17.30-20.30

17-Jan-19

12

£120

Motorcycle Maintenance

City Campus

Tues

17.30-20.30

30-Apr-19

12

£120

Vehicle Paint Restoration

City Campus

Thurs

17.30-20.30

17-Jan-19

12

£125

Vehicle Paint Restoration

City Campus

Tues

17.30-20.30

30-Apr-19

12

£125

7


Course title

Campus

Day(s)

Time(s)

Start date

Duration(wks) Tuition Fee

Help w/ costs

MOT Tester

City Campus

Various

Various

18-Feb-19

1

£525

X

MOT Tester

City Campus

Various

Various

08-Apr-19

1

£525

X

MOT Tester

City Campus

Various

Various

08-Jul-19

1

£525

X

Sport & Nutrition Coaching Weightlifting Award Level 1

Bede

Various

Various

Various

Various

£350

Coaching Weightlifting Certificate Level 2

Bede

Various

Various

Various

Various

£500

Fitness Instructing Certificate Level 2

Bede

Wed

17.30-20.30

09-Jan-19

Various

£350

Skills for Employment We offer short part-time courses which help adults enhance their employability skills and to get you ready for a range of different jobs.

Courses are available in: Course title

Campus

Time(s)

Start date

Duration(wks) Tuition fee Help w/ costs

Developing Interview Skills

City Campus

1 day

9.30-15.30

Weekly

1

FREE

FREE

CV Writing Skills

City Campus

1 day

9.30-15.30

Weekly

1

FREE

FREE

Job Search and Application Skills

City Campus

1 day

9.30-15.30

Weekly

1

FREE

FREE

Using Social Media for Employment

City Campus

1 day

9.30-15.30

Weekly

1

FREE

FREE

Building Confidence for Employment

City Campus

1 day

9.30-15.30

Weekly

1

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Employment

City Campus

3 days

9.30-15.30

Every half term

1

FREE

FREE

Personal and Social Development Level 1 Get Ready for Working in Automotive Industry (with employer interview) AAT Access Award in Business Skills Extended Certificate in Stewarding at Spectator Events Level 2

Bede/City Campus

1 Day per week

9.30 - 15.30

Termly

10

FREE

FREE

Bede

Mon- Fri

9.30-15.30

Monthly

1

FREE

FREE

Bede

Mon-Fri

9.30-15.30

Termly

2

FREE

FREE

Bede

1 Day per week

9.30-15.30

Termly

10

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Basic IT (Level 1)

Bede

1 day per week

9.30-15.30

Termly

10

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for.Computing for the Beginners (CFAB)

Bede

1 day per week

9.30-15.30

Every half term

3

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Contact Centre

Bede/City Campus

Mon-Fri

9.30-15.30

Termly

2

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Contact Centre (Level 2) with employer interview Get Ready for Employment

Bede/City Campus

Mon-Fri

9.30-15.30

Termly

3

FREE

FREE

Bede/City Campus

3 days

9.30-15.30

Every half term

2

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Sport, Health & Nutrition

Bede

1 day per week

9.30-15.30

Termly

6

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Office Administration

Bede/City Campus

Mon-Fri

9.30-15.30

Every half term

2

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Office Administration (Level 2)

Bede/City Campus

Thur, Fri

9.30-15.30

Termly

6

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Working in Childcare

Bede

Mon-Fri

9.30-15.30

Termly

2

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Working in Education

Bede

Mon-Fri

9.30-15.30

Termly

2

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Working in Health and Social Care

Bede/City Campus

Mon-Fri

9.30-15.30

Every half term

2

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Working in Health and Social Care Level 2 (With Employer Interview)

8

Day(s)

Bede/City Campus

Thur, Fri

9.30-15.30

Termly

6

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Sport, Nutirtion and Health

Bede

Mon

18.00-21.00

September

10

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for Working with Individuald with Learning Difficulties

Bede

Mon

1800-2030

September

10

FREE

FREE

Get Ready for the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Bede

Mon

1800-2030

September

10

FREE

FREE

**Subject to approval Level 1 Course Level 2 Course #There will be additional costs incurred for these courses i.e. kit costs

Free Course

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