Sunderland has a rich and varied literary and cultural heritage.  By focusing on the city centre, the river and the coastline, this web site explores Sunderland in a new light as a place with a rich history and dynamic future. This was part of the City of Culture 2021 bid events. The official anthem of the bid, Seagulls and the Saints, by Barry Hyde, can be heard here: Seagulls and the Saint


All photos by Angela Smith, unless otherwise stated.