Join us and build your own model boat which will be used as part of The Tall Ships Race when they come to Sunderland from 11th – 14th July 2018.  You will explore Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage and create your own boat by experimenting with materials from glass, paper, cardboard and wood with two brilliant artists; Christopher Folwell and Steph Sykes.

Workshops take place:

With artist Chris Folwell
Every Thursday from 11th January
9.30am – 12pm (free breakfast included)
St Marks Church, St Mark’s Terrace, Sunderland, SR4 7BN
£2 Voluntary Contribution

With artist Steph Sykes
Friday 12th January
10am – 12.30pm
CHANCE, 2 Rickaby Street, Sunderland, SR1 2DL
£2 Voluntary Contribution

For any other information please email

Sunderland On Film

We’ve got some screenings of the fantastic Sunderland On Film coming up in June and July to get you ready for The Tall Ships! 

Sunderland on Film has been curated and produced by the North East Film Archive in partnership with Sunderland Libraries Services and will be taking place in venues across Sunderland. The film focuses on archive footage from the NEFA collections exploring Sunderland’s heritage and history, including our shipbuilding past. We’re also grateful to the British Film Institute for their permission to include two early films of Sunderland from the BFI National Archive.

Screenings will be taking place on:

  • Friday 29th June, 10.30am at Sunderland City Library, Burdon Road, SR1 1PP
  • Thursday 5th July, 4.30pm at Houghton Library, 74 Newbottle Street, Houghton le Spring, DH4 4AF

All screenings include refreshments and are £3 entry per person. To reserve your place please call 0191 4278197 or email

Watch a trailer for Sunderland On Film below: