Events in & around Sunderland (mainly of a historical interest) July Issue
|Posted on Jul 15 2016|
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - JULY ISSUE
(events in and around Sunderland, mainly of a historical interest)
16th July to 6th November Snakes alive! the fascinating world of snakes. Please note that admission charges apply for this exhibition (children £2.50 and adults £3.50). In addition there will be interactive snake shows from 16th July to 30th August which will cost £1.50 per person – these will be held at 11am,1pm and 2pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays except for Saturday 20th August.
26th April to 30th September Heroic Endeavours (glass sculptures by James Maskrey celebrating local hero Harry Watts)
End of July 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 and this actual car is on display in the Time Machine Gallery in Sunderland Museum. To mark this anniversary Sunderland Museum and Nissan are working together to create an exhibition around ‘Job 1’ telling the Nissan story in Sunderland and looking forward to a bright technologically driven future for the Sunderland factory in the 21st century.
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
16th July 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
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum will be open from 11am to 3pm on 5th and 6th August for a family fun day
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)
25th July The day that the German Navy came to attack Sunderland: 18th August 1916 Alan Owen
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
28th July The folk of Hendon Pauline 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
25th July Medieval gardening Jennifer Tindall
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.
25th August Bygone days in North East England (a DVD showing)
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.
21st July Past life regression Amanda Barrell
4th August The other side of Elvis Stephanie Yearnshire
18th August ‘A funny thing happened on the way to the crem…’ Rev. Ian Davies
Ryhope Heritage Society
Meetings are held at Ryhope Community Centre on the second Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm
12th July The Suffragettes Sharon Vincent
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
South Hylton Local History Society
Meetings are held on the third Monday at The South Hylton Tansy Centre at 7pm
18th July 'Pedagogues, perps, prostitutes and piles' Linda King
15th August An evening of nostalgia
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, Friday 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 £2.
There are no talks in July and August, with the new season starting in September
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
21st July The July meeting will be a continuation of Dr. Andy Lane’s examination of the building stones of Sunderland – please meet at the junction of Fawcett Street and St Thomas Street at 6pm
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 starting at 2.30pm.
21st August The organist will be Joe Marsh
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
12th July Victorian women and their money Dr Winifred Stokes
9th August The Magna Carta John Sadler
* In the Textile Traditions Gallery at Sunderland Museum from 1 to 3pm on 13th July members of the Sunderland Branch of the Knitting and Crochet Guild will demonstrate their skills. On 20th July from 1pm to 3pm (drop-in) Kath Price and her textile volunteers will give a demonstration of traditional mat making.
* Southwick History and Preservation Society (SHAPS
At 2pm on Saturday 16th July at Holy Trinity Church, Church Bank, Southwick there will be a talk on the history of Holy Trinity Church. Visitors are welcome (charge £1) and refreshments are available (£1) For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0191 5220900
* The Sunderland Community Lectures take place again this summer at the Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peters, University of Sunderland from May to August, starting at 2.30pm.
3rd August How the East was won: attracting Nissan to Sunderland Ged Parker
24th August The Codex Amiatinus Matthew Storey
* The Hetton Smithy will be open from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 6th August with demonstrations by the blacksmith John Guy. It is situated in North Road, Hetton le Hole DH5 9JS
* Michael Ganley’s SAFC Museum is exhibiting on the ground floor of the City Library and Arts Centre from 9.30am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am to 4pm Saturdays.
* During the summer months Sunderland Volunteer Watch House Museum is open every Sunday from 12 to 4pm and admission is free. For further information please see www.sunderlandvlb.com
* The Canny Space (formerly Sunderland Parish Church) On Monday 18th July from 2 to 3pm,
Amanda Gerry, the Project Coordinator extends an invitation to join her and the Churches Conservation Trust’s Director of Regeneration for coffee and cake and to learn more about the plans for The Canny Space, including sharing concept designs . Please rsvp your attendance at this event to email@example.com From 12.30 to 3pm on Thursday 31st August there will be a Georgian family event which will include Georgian storytellers and re-enactors, a Punch and Judy show and Georgian games and crafts. For more information please contact Amanda on 07881106330
* Theatre Space North East will be back again with their Plays in the Park this summer. Romeo and Juliet will be performed in Roker Park at 7pm on July 14th, 15th ,16th & 17th starting at the beach entrance to the park. George and the Dragon will be performed in Mowbray Park on Saturday 30th July at 5pm and on Sunday 31st July at 11am, 2pm and 5pm starting at the Museum and Winter Gardens. The Taming of the Shrew will be performed in Barnes Park on 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th August at 6.30pm, starting from the Coach House Café entrance to the park.
* On 26th August at 6pm Sunderland Old Township Heritage Society will be holding a cheese and wine social at The Donnison School, with a presentation ‘Body snatchers’ by Sharon Vincent – the cost is £5 per person.
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