Whats on

What's On

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall announce Emirates gig

Music
Social Room to play at Independent. From left Adam Potts and Matty Smith

Sunderland’s Social Room cap off most successful year yet with hometown gig

Music
Boy JUmps Ship are playing a fundraising gig for the Chloe and Liam Trust.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

Music

Singer Chris Rea cancels gig after collapsing on stage

Music

Teenage singing sensation wins Sunderland’s Genfactor contest

Music

Soul II Soul to play Sunderland’s Sunniside Live festival

Music
Philip Meeks as Dame Trott and David Barrett as Jack with customer service advisors Joanne Herrick and Paul Wolfe at South Hylton Metro station.

Free Metro and Shields Ferry travel for Sunderland Empire panto-goers

Theatre and Comedy

Review: The Laundrette, Westgate Road, Newcastle

Eating Out
Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your home - how to make pork tenderloin

Lifestyle
Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi.

Food & Drink: Bring a taste of Tuscany to your - how to make pork tenderloin

Lifestyle
We want to find the Italian restaurant of the year.

Help us choose our Italian Restaurant of the Year - here’s the top 10

Eating Out

Sunderland’s Social Room cap off most successful year yet with hometown gig

Music
Simple Minds

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall announce Emirates gig

Music
Boy JUmps Ship are playing a fundraising gig for the Chloe and Liam Trust.

Seven North East gigs to see in the next seven days

Music
Chris Rea performing in Oxford moments before he collapsed on stage. Pic: @Darren_Fewins/Twitter/PA Wire.

Singer Chris Rea cancels gig after collapsing on stage

Music
Dave Franco as Greg Sestero and James Franco as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.

MOVIES: James Franco talks The Disaster Artist

Film
Have you got any of these hidden away?

Do you have any of the 10 rarest Star Wars toys in the attic?

Offbeat

Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

Theatre and Comedy

Time to prance and dance at Sunderland's first Reindeer Dash

Sunderland
Sunderland Minster.

Embrace the Christmas spirit with carols at Sunderland Minster

Sunderland
Alfie's colourful artwork

Artist and broadcaster Alfie Joey creates red-and-white celebration of all things Sunderland

Arts

Diwali celebrations in Sunderland attract thousands of visitors

Sunderland