August Events in and around Sunderland (Mainly of a historical interest)
|Posted on Jul 15 2015|
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY TO THE END OF AUGUST
(events in and around Sunderland, mainly of a historical interest)
6th June to 31st August Sunderland’s First World War: The Home Front
On Tuesday 4th August at 2pm there will be a showing of the new film ‘Sunderland in the First World War’
11th July to 13th September An exhibition featuring Canaletto’s ‘A Regatta on the Grand Canal’, which is on loan from the National Gallery
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
21st March to 1st November The art of mining: art celebrating the region’s rich mining heritage
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum
The ‘F’ Pit will be open from 11am to 3pm on July 31st and 1st August with family fun activities.
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
13th June to 31st October Seaside Shields: holidaying at the seaside from the 1800’s onwards
Durham University Oriental Museum
12th June to 18th October Nissan: 30 years on – the impact of three decades of Nissan on the lives of the people of the North East
The Canny Space (formerly Sunderland Holy Trinity Church)
The history of boxing in Sunderland exhibition, talk and demonstration had to be postponed and may now take place at the end of the summer. For more information, please ring 07881106330 or e-mail email@example.com
The Donnison School
The Lovell Lectures will be given at The Donnison School, Church Walk, Sunderland from 1pm to 3pm on these Mondays (admission £2.50 for visitors and £2.00 for members, including refreshments)
27th July Sunderland Boys’ Orphanage Asylum: a journey through time
The Friends of Sunderland Museums (FOSUMS)
Meetings are held in Sunderland Museum on irregular Saturdays at 2pm. Visitors welcome, charge £2
5th September Stories with strings: a performance of narrative songs about the North East by the folk duo Fool’s Gold.
Hendon History Group
Meetings are held at the Carnegie Community Corner (the former Hendon Library in Villette Road) on the last Thursday of the month starting at 6.30pm
30th July Eddie Moore will give an update on the listed Hendon gas holder with a slide show of his own photographs
There is no meeting in August. Please also see notes on the reverse of this page.
Hetton Local and Natural History Society
Meetings are held in Hetton and Eppleton Community Hall at 7pm – the entrance fee of £2 includes
27th July The Sunderland Chartists George Binns and James Williams Graeme Anderson
There is no meeting in August
Houghton and District Local History Group
Meetings are held at the Kepier Hall (behind Houghton Parish Church) on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6.45pm – a charge of £2 includes refreshments.
There is no meeting in July
27th August Share some family history (optional) – open house
The group meets fortnightly on a Thursday in the City Library and Arts Centre from 1.30 to 3pm and
the charge is £2.50 per session, refreshments included. Please ring 5611235 for further information.
23rd July Historical costumes Louise Angus
Ryhope Heritage Society
Meetings are held at Ryhope Community Centre on the second Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm
14th July The guest speaker is Jack Wilson
There is no meeting in August
Silksworth Heritage Group
Meetings are held at Beckwith Mews, Silksworth, presently on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm and the charge is £1, including refreshments
There is no meeting in July or August
South Hylton Local History Society
Meetings are held on the third Monday at The South Hylton Tansy Centre at 7pm
20th July Kate Middleton’s northern ancestors Brenda Graham
17th August Tea and more – the story of Ringtons
Sunderland City Library & Arts Centre
13th July to 6th August Black Cats' Stories: is a touring exhibition illustrating the significance of football to the people of Sunderland through digital storytelling, photographs, sound, moving images and animation.
It can also be seen at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens from 10th to 27th August
Sunderland Antiquarian Society
Members and visitors are welcome to view the Society’s archives at the Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, each Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9.30 to 12. Meetings are held in St. George’s Church, Stockton Road, on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, charge £1.
There is no meeting in July or August but the Heritage Centre will still be open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings right through the summer.
Sunderland Civic Society
Meetings are held at Age UK, The Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road on the second Thursday of alternate months starting at 6pm. Visitors welcome, charge £1
Sunderland Community Lectures
These free lectures are held on irregular Wednesdays at the Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie at St Peter’s Campus, Sunderland University starting at 2.30pm (please arrive in good time to register)
15th July Four Saxon churches of the North East Maureen Martin
12th August The Mitford sisters Sharon Vincent
Sunderland Theatre Organ Preservation Society
Concerts are held on irregular Sunday afternoons at Ryhope Community Centre, Black Road, Ryhope starting at 2.30pm. The 1932 Compton Theatre Organ was formerly at the Odeon in Holmeside.
12th July The organist is Matthew Bason Please see http://www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/stops/
Washington History Society
Meetings are held at 1.30pm on the first Monday of the month at the MIND building in Grasmere Terrace, Columbia.
There is no meeting in August
Wearside Field Club
Meetings are held in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street (behind Fulwell Junior School) on the second Tuesday at 7.30 pm. Visitors welcome, charge £1
14th July Knights Edmund Foster
11th August Saxon churches Maureen Martin
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** At Sunderland Museum on Wednesday 15th July from 1pm to 3pm (drop-in) Kath Price and her textile volunteers will give a demonstration of traditional mat making.
* * The Hendon History Group has been restoring the Sunderland grave of a lone Australian soldier from World War One, T T Powell. The work is now complete and there will be a blessing at his graveside in Sunderland Cemetery on Friday July 17th at 11 o’clock
** ‘Treasure Island’ in Mowbray Park: 1st and 2nd August, starting at 1pm and 3.30pm each day. Join the award winning Theatre Space NE for the second show of this year's 'Plays in the Park'. Come dressed for the weather and experience this family adventure it happens all around you. Meet at Museum and Winter Gardens entrance. FREE (with donations collected at the end).
** ‘Twelfth Night’ in Barnes Park: 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th August starting at 6.30pm each night. Join the award winning Theatre Space NE for the final show of this years' 'Plays in the Park'. Again come dressed for the weather and experience this classic comedy as it happens all around you. Meet at Coach House Cafe. FREE (with donations collected at the end).
For further information about both of these productions please see www.theatrespace.org.uk
** On Monday 31st August from 10 o’clock onwards the annual rally of historic vehicles takes place at Seaburn Recreation Ground and a number of the historic buses will give rides. Admission is £3 (£2 for children and concessions).
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