Things to do in Sunderland this May

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by

Hey Sunderland! Here at Make Space we’ve been working hard to find you the best things to do this May. Read on for our top monthly picks.

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Grease, Sunderland Empire
Everyone’s favourite musical is coming to town! From 1st – 6th May you can re-live the magic as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. Starring The Wanted’s Tom Parker star as Danny, Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this electrifying show is definitely not one to be missed. To book tickets visit:

Coping With Stress Workshop, City Campus, Sunderland University
Impending deadlines keeping you awake at night? Constantly worrying about your future? If you’re feeling stressed head down to City Campus on 3rd May for a masterclass in how to recognise and deal with stress. The workshop will be highly interactive and experiential, so be prepared to contribute with your own knowledge and experiences. After all – sharing is caring… For more information visit:

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The Marine Activities Centre, Sunderland
After some sunny days in April, the sea is finally starting to warm up. So why not make the most of it and try your hand at one of a range of awesome experiences on offer from The Marine Activities Centre? They offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding lessons, Sea Kayak trips, Surfing, Pier Jumping and even Beach Craft. Open sessions are just £7.00 for adults and a bargain £4.50 for students so it’s a great way to get out there and try something new. To see what else is on offer click here:

Micky Flanagan, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Comic legend Micky Flanagan returns to the Metro Radio Arena on 11th May with his ‘An’ Another Fing’ 2017 tour. Reviews suggest that Micky’s new show is well worth a watch, with countless five star rating and The Times exclaiming “Micky Flanagan is on fire”. Tickets are selling out fast so click here to get yours:

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Picnic in Mowbray Park
May is blessed with two bank holiday weekends, so why not organise a picnic in the park with your friends? You can pack your own sarnies, or each decide to bring a different item of food. If you don’t have a picnic basket and want something easy to make, why not try one of these delicious salad jars a la Jamie Oliver: You could also bring some games to play and maybe a jug of Pimms for a chilled day of bank holiday fun.