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Come & Play 2024

Living wall


University of Sunderland

Event title

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.

Click here to see the centre.

Our exhibition booked out but if you would like to be considered for future events, please fill in this form.

Exhibitor Application 



Electric Driving

120+ 14-17yr olds could drive an electric car during this event across 3 days at the following times.

11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm each day.

Pick up and drop off was at the taxi rank next to the former New Look store on Crowtree Road.

The pupils were given a short group induction and each had a 10 minute drive under instruction at the Stadium of Light (yellow car park).

Parents, carers and spectators were welcome to wait at the pick up point or visit other attractions for Come & Play during the hourly slots or make their own way to the Stadium of Light to watch.

Due to popularity, we will look to include this attraction at future Expo events and open up to different age groups.



Ambulance and emergency

Augmented reality and VR

Batak reaction wall

Build a body

Bullet-time and shadow photography

Chill out zone

Creative arts

Crime scene investigates


Electric driving*

Esports competitions

Exercise bikes

Expo footage recording

Fashion upcycling

Game design

Hairdressing & barbering


Lego coding

Live guest appearances

Make your own pizza

Medical and sensory equipment

Men’s football



Music hub

Open mic

Radio broadcasting

Robot dogs

Puzzle solving

Rowing machines

Snack pick up point


Wear here 4 you bus

Women’s football