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Expo Sunderland - Come Outside

Tuesday 28 May 2024
Thursday 30 May 2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 17:00

'Come Outside' will pilot activations to attract city-wide residents of all ages to embrace and encourage a new healthy, sociable and sustainable way of life.

Expo Sunderland - Come Outside

Riverside Park will open as a brand-new public space in 2025.

Anchored at Keel Edge directly opposite City Hall, "Come Outside" gives the city the opportunity to explore the art of the possible in the development and usage of this meanwhile event space.

The perfect setting for trialling new street art, growing walls, outdoor furniture, pop-up containers and surrounding infrastructure whilst piloting attractions and gathering footage for Expo Sunderland which goes big in 2025.

An unrivalled opportunity for residents from across the city to be invited to the future development of the public realm and for us to actively engage their appetite and insight with new and exciting attractions, competitions and prizes.

Over the 3 days, sustainable outside exhibits and activations will include:

  • Community growing & planting
  • Healthy eating and pop-up food and drink
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation
  • Sustainable arts and crafts
  • Eco spaces and garden displays
  • Natural habitats

There will also be indoor seminars, workshops and tabletop exhibits within City Hall for residents to:

  • Try on VR headsets to visualise what Riverside Park will look like
  • Have their say on designing fixed recreation in the new park
  • Practical advice on growing their own produce and loving their balcony
  • Discover biodiversity hacks
  • Introductions to outdoor mindfulness techniques
  • Scheduled tours of inside City Hall and chance to see the panoramic views outside and the model of the new city on the 6th Floor

Come along and join us as we start to show our thriving, healthy and sustainable city has a brand-new outdoor lifestyle scene for all our residents to be part of.

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