Have you ever heard a bridge sing?

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Unfortunately this event is SOLD OUT, and anyone without a ticket will not be permitted onto Northern Spire. If you already have a ticket please check out event details below

What is a Wonderlooper?

For one day only, Wonderloopers will pop-up on Northern Spire bridge!

A Wonderlooper is a bridge-playing instrument unique to Sunderland. These devices have sprouted and grown from the giant soaring cables of Northern Spire bridge. White on the outside and dark on the inside, they are like mysterious tunnels large enough for you or I to walk into. Wonderloopers blast the breath of the north wind onto the cables of Northern Spire bridge and bow and rattle her cables like a giant Aeolian Harp - a beautiful and haunting sound.

Wonderloopers have roots, channels and arteries that reach out into the subconscious of the neighbouring residents of Pallion, St Anne’s, Castletown and Millfield - syphoning their dreams as they sleep.

On Sunday 16th September 2018 our Wonderloopers will provide a direct link to Sunderland’s dreams and hopes for the future. We invite you to come and experience these musical portals and hear Northern Spire and the north wind sing the dreams of Sunderland’s citizens through the Wonderloopers.

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Come and join this collaborative, community celebration - Come and play the bridge . . .

Travel Information - Public transport, parking and road closures around Northern Spire bridge on Sunday 16 September 2018

Northern Spire bridge and the approach roads will be closed from 11pm on Saturday, September 15 to 11pm on Sunday, September 16.

Event Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes before your allotted time to ensure you experience the full hour inside Wonderlooper.

Public Transport: The nearest Metro station is at Pallion, next to the retail park, (a ten minute walk to the south entrance of the event). To find the best bus or Metro route for you, visit http://www.traveline.info/

There is limited parking available at: North side admissions: Hylton Retail Park, Timber Beach Road, Sunderland SR5 3AB, South side admissions: Pallion Retail Park, Sunderland SR4 6TY