Roker Pier & Lighthouse

We love a good glassblowing, so we checked out Sunderland’s National Glass Centre.

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Here at Speak Up Sunderland, we like to tell you about stuff you can get involved in in the city.

Betty & Steve enjoy a free glass blowing demonstration at the National Glass Centre, based here in Sunderland.  They happen year-round, and we recommend you try it too.


  • Laura Reed - Marketing Communications Coordinator

  • Ian Spence - Glass Artist / Glass Blowing Demonstrator

  • Ray Stannes - Glass Artist / Glass Blowing Demonstrator

It was great to have the Speak up Sunderland team with us, we hope they enjoyed recording the podcast as much as we did. It’s fantastic to see local people who are passionate about the city and are proactively doing something to promote what we have to offer.
— Laura Reed, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, National Glass Centre.