Sunderland Airshow 2016

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Sunderland Airshow 2016

The free Sunderland Airshow takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday just fifteen minutes drive from us along the Coast Road.

Sunderland Airshow begins at 6pm on Friday at Cliffe Park, Seaburn, featuring music from the The Rat Pack Boys, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire) with live musical accompaniment from The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth; Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team – the Red Arrows (9 x Hawk T1); RAF Typhoon (Typhoon FGR4); Twister Duo pyrotechnic display (2 x Silence Twister) and The brand new AeroSPARX display team (2 x Grob 109). Friday night will close at 10pm with a firework display.

Road closures are in place from 2pm on Friday from the Bungalow Café to Marriott Roundabout, as well as in surrounding streets. Several park and ride schemes are in operation but if you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation for your visit to Sunderland Airshow we recommend you take the E1 bus service to Sunderland. The E1 service can be boarded at the Keppel Street bus station in South Shields or at The Sundial pub on Sea Road at the bottom of our street. Timetable information for this route can be found heree: E1, E2 and E6 buses to/from South Shields and Sunderland.

Flying will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm until 5.15pm.

Sunderland Airshow is free to attend with the best viewing points along Roker and Seaburn.

Flying on the Saturday only will be Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team – the Red Arrows – 9 x Hawk T1.

Flying on the Sunday only will be Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 and Mitchell 320 – B-25 Mitchell.

On both Saturday and Sunday spectators can enjoy RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, RAF BBMF – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire, Vortex 525 – Chinook, The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, Royal Navy Swordfish – Fairey Swordfish, Royal Navy Black Cats – 2 x Wildcat HMA Mk 2, Red Bull Matadors – 2 x Xtreme XA41, OV-10 Bronco, Gyrocopter – Calidus Rotorsport, Twister Duo, Amphibious Beach Assault, Vampire Pair – de Havilland Vampires FB52 and T55, The Blades – 4 x Extra 300 , RAF Typhoon 35 – Typhoon FGR4, Strikemaster Mk82A and Hangar 11 Combo – P40 Kittyhawk and P51D Mustang.

HMS Bulwark arrives in the city today from 3.30pm and will be docked at Corporation Quay for the weekend. She won’t be open to the public, but the best place to spot her is from the National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL.

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Christmas & New Year Public Transport Timetables

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Guest House From Newcastle International Airport NE13 8BZ by Metro

If you’re staying with us over Christmas and New Year 2015 and plan on using public transport including local buses, Shields Ferry and Tyne & Wear Metro during your stay with us then we have the Christmas and New Year timetable changes here to help you plan your journey(s). A downloadable copy of the leaflet is below the preview…

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Tyne And Wear Metro 2016 Price Changes

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Guest House From Newcastle International Airport NE13 8BZ by Metro

Any guests staying with us in 2016 who plan on using the Tyne & Wear Metro to travel to/from our guest house in South Shields may want to make a note of the pricing changes that are to take place over the Tyne & Wear Metro system.

From Saturday 2nd January 2016 Tyne & Wear Metro ticket prices will be as follows…

A one-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £2.70 to £2.80.
A two-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £3.70 to £3.90.
A three zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £4.60 to £4.80.

The following leaflet summarises all the ticket prices from 2nd January 2016 onwards…

The following video shows how to use the Tyne and Wear Metro ticket machines…

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Rihanna To Play At Sunderland Stadium of Light

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Rihanna Sunderland Stadium of Light Anti World Tour 18th June 2016

Barbadian pop music superstar Rihanna is to play a gig at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light on Saturday 18th June 2016 as part of her 2016 Anti World Tour. Rihanna today announced her seven month tour dates including six UK venues – Coventry, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Sunderland and Manchester. Tickets go on sale from Thursday 3rd December 2015 here. More information about Rihanna’s Anti World tour can be found on her website.

Rihanna has previously played at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light back in June 2013. Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light have also hosted other huge acts including the Foo Fighters, One Direction, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Take That and Pink.

You can see Rihanna performing her 2011 single We Found Love at her previous gig at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light in 2013 in this video…

If you have bought tickets for Rihanna at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light on Saturday 18th June 2016 and are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation in the area we are located 15 minutes by bus from Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light. At the time of writing we still have rooms available but demand is always high for Stadium of Light events so we advise you to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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HMS Ocean’s Visit To Sunderland

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Sunderland's Adopted Warship HMS Ocean

Sunderland‘s adopted warship HMS Ocean will be visiting Sunderland this weekend.

HMS Ocean and her crew were granted Freedom of the City of Sunderland in 2004 and she last visited the city in 2012. If you’re staying with us this weekend and would like to go and see HMS Ocean in Sunderland it is 15-20 minutes drive from our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields.

HMS Ocean is due to arrive at the mouth of the river Wear at approximately 2.30pm and is due to berth at Corporation Quay opposite the National Glass Centre in Sunderland at approximately 3pm on Friday 1st May 2015 for her eighth visit to the city.

A 300 person freedom parade is due to set off from Burdon Road in Sunderland at 11am on Saturday 2nd May with a service at the War Memorial before the parade commences. The parade will then proceed to Fawcett Street, High Street West and Market Square before returning to Burdon Road past the war memorial.

HMS Ocean is open to visitors at Corporation Quay opposite the National Glass Centre in Sunderland on Sunday 3rd May 2015 from 1pm until 6pm and again on Bank Holiday Monday from 11am until 5pm.

You can see a short video about HMS Ocean here…

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