Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 10.06.15A North East events firm is extending its offering after enjoying a ‘sell-out summer.’

1879 Events Management, which manages three venues in Sunderland, is celebrating a record summer season, catering for capacity crowds at many of its in-house events, as well as hundreds more at external gatherings across the North East.

This includes tapas-themed evenings at The Beach House bistro, Roker, Sounds of the Summer events with food and music at National Glass Centre, Sunderland – both of which sold out – and the start of a new season providing hospitality at the Stadium of Light, home of Barclays Premier League side Sunderland AFC.

In the last few months 1879 Events Management, which launched in 2012, has also managed its first offsite wedding and catered for tens of thousands of music fans at leading LGBT festival, Newcastle Pride, for the third consecutive year.

Now, in an effort to continue its success, the organisation has announced a number of new events running into the autumn, starting with Bourbon and Blues at National Glass Centre on Friday, September 25.

This event, designed to showcase the best in southern soul, will feature live music, an American-themed three course menu and a chance to sample a selection of bourbon.

Tickets, priced at £25 per person, are available now at http://shop.nationalglasscentre.com/ecs/product/sounds-of-the-summer-bourbon-and-blues.

There will also be a full programme of activities running at both The Beach House bistro and the Stadium of Light, including An Evening with SAFC legends, Alex Rae and Kevin Ball, on October 8and another Tapas night on September 25.  More details about these events, and the others currently being planned, can be found at www.thestadiumoflight.com.

Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director at 1879 Events Management, said: “It’s been a hugely successful summer for the company, allowing us to expand our creativity and experiment with new ideas for our in-house events.

“We’ve also made great strides in our offsite catering operations during the last few months, including managing our first external wedding, and look forward to more in the near future.”

For more information about 1879 Events Management visit www.1879events.com, call 0871 911 1269, email info@1879events.com or follow @1879Events on Twitter.