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University of Sunderland

Future Living

Future Living

Come and see how life can be

Future Living Events

About the theme

Healthy, active, low-carbon city living, leisure, recreation, culture, entertainment and food.

Environmentally friendly lifestyles, especially in cities, are crucial to successfully adapting to climate change. The UN states that cities are at the forefront of finding sustainable solutions, which sets the perfect context for this theme, bringing the future forward for the people of Sunderland and the North East of England.

Come & Play

20-22 February 2024

Our younger residents came along to experience cool new technologies, try out fun games and see innovative ideas from different businesses showing us what they do.

They could watch or have a go at photography, science, art, gaming, music, electric driving, food, fashion and a glimpse at future inventions and how they might change our lives.

The event took place in units 12-19a at The Bridges Shopping Centre.

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Come Outside

28-30 May 2024

Explore our new outdoor city scene for a healthier life.

Free to attend and lots to do for all ages and abilities. Includes City Hall Tours, exercise classes, electric car sessions and much more!

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Your Future Expo

18-20 March 2025

Expo's first event of scale to be held at the Beacon of Light

Educators and industries investing in Sunderland will showcase the future skills needed in our city for the first time at Expo Sunderland's Your Future Expo event.

A new world of opportunity for school and college students, adults and graduates.

On 18-20 March 2025, our resident population will be able to see that education is matched to future employment in Sunderland with extraordinary exhibits, TED-style talks, workshops and competitions.

Exhibition bookings will open soon!

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Event and transport partners

Activation sponsors

Sustainable giveaways



Live talks



Creche facilities


J & B

Exhibition stands

Indoor concession spaces

Outside activities



Schools and colleges

Charities and communities

Parents and carers

Future Living Partners