Events in and around Sunderland - September Issue
|Posted on Sep 20 2016|
Dates For Your Diary – September issue
(events in and around Sunderland, mainly of a historical interest)
To 6th November ‘Snakes alive!’ the fascinating world of snakes. Please note that admission charges apply for this exhibition (children £1.50 and adults £2.50). In addition there will be ‘Meet the Snakes’ interactive snake shows at 11am, 1pm and 2pm every Saturday until Saturday 5th November – these cost £2.50 per person but are not suitable for children under five.
Until 6th November there will be a display in the Open Space Gallery on the second floor illustrating the work of Sunderland’s Bangladeshi Heritage Project.
To 16th October Thirty years of Nissan 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Nissan producing cars in Sunderland. The first car off the production line was a Nissan Bluebird, Job No.1 and this car is part of the new exhibition.
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
To 6th November Nissan: 30 years on. Photographer James Sebright and writer/audio artist Rachel Cochrane explore how Nissan has impacted the lives of people in the region, to create a present-day snapshot of the effect of 30 years of Nissan in the North East.
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum Open Days
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum will be open from 11am to 3pm on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October
The Donnison School
The Lovell Lectures will be given at The Donnison School, Church Walk, Sunderland from 1pm to 3pm on certain Mondays (admission £3.00 for visitors and £2.50 for members, including refreshments)
26th September Wellington’s secret victory Jack Curtis
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 5.45pm
29th September The Sunderland Boy’s Orphanage Janette Hilton
Hetton Local and Natural History Society
Meetings are held in Hetton and Eppleton Community Hall at 7pm – the entrance fee of £2 includes
refreshments. Please see http://www.hettonlocalhistory.org.uk/ for further information
26th September Members’ evening
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.
22nd September Their name liveth for evermore (the work of the Commonwealth War Graves
Commission) Bernard Hope
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 5615660 for further information.
15th September A growing pleasure – how gardening for pleasure changed from being the preserve of the wealthy into a leisure activity open to all Sandra Lane
Ryhope Heritage Society
Meetings are held at Ryhope Community Centre on the second Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm
11th October The history of Ryhope Colliery Brian Ibinson
Silksworth Heritage Group
Meetings are held at Beckwith Mews, Silksworth, on the third Monday of each month at 1.30pm and the charge is £1, including refreshments
19th September Pubs in the Sunderland area Ron Lawson
South Hylton Local History Society
Meetings are held on the third Monday at The South Hylton Tansy Centre at 7pm
19th September Breeders, bankers and bankrupts Tim Brown
Sunderland Antiquarian Society
Sunderland Antiquarian Society has a website at http://www.sunderland-antiquarians.org/ and a lively Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/Sunderland-Antiquarian-Society-350583321620817/
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 The Tom Cowie Business Suite, Thornhill School, Thornholme Road (please note the change of venue) on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, charge £2.
20th September RAF Usworth Squadron, NE Battle of Britain and Sunderland Air Days
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 Theatre Organ Preservation Society
Please see http://www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/stops/ for details. The 1932 Compton Theatre Organ was formerly at the Odeon in Holmeside. Concerts are held on irregular Sunday afternoons at Ryhope Community Centre, Black Road, Ryhope SR2 0RX starting at 2.30pm.
18th September Bob Chilton will be the organist at this special concert, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. The Mayor of Sunderland will be in attendance.
Washington History Society
Meetings are held at 1.30pm on the first Monday of the month at the Life House (Washington MIND’s premises in Grasmere Terrace, Columbia, formerly Glebe Colliery Welfare). For further information please see http://www.washingtonhistorysociety.org/
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
11th October Tunstall Hills Allan White
* Southwick History and Preservation Society (SHAPS
At 2pm on Saturday 17th September at Holy Trinity Church, Church Bank, Southwick there will be a talk by Michael Johnson on the Church of St Columba. Visitors are welcome (charge £1) and refreshments are available. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 5220900
* Washington Carnival will take place on Saturday 17thSeptember at Albany Park, Washington NE371BJ from 10am to 4pm. Various heritage groups will be present and entry is free.
* At 1.30pm on Wednesday 21st September at Washington Arts Centre there will be a screening of the new documentary film ‘Listen to me Marlon’ telling the life story of Marlon Brando. CERT 15
Also at Washington Arts Centre, at 7.30pm on Thursday 29th September there will be a production of Chernobyl@30 by Theatre Sans Frontieres, marking thirty years since the Chernobyl disaster. For more information please ring 5613455 or see http://www.artscentrewashington.co.uk/
* Sunderland Illuminations take place again this autumn at Roker Park and along the seafront from Saturday 24th September to Saturday 5th November. There will be a charge of £1 to enter Roker Park with children of two and under going free. For more information please see http://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/illuminations
* A new selection of archive footage film, ‘Sunderland on film Take2’ will be shown at The Quayside Exchange, High Street East SR1 2AX on Friday 30th September at 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and are available from the City Library and Arts Centre.
* Lastly Houghton Feast runs from Friday 7th to Sunday 16th October and the website is http://www.houghtonfeast.co.uk/
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