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Sporting Memories in Sunderland

Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 15.20.17Do you remember the first football or rugby match you went to? What was sport like at school? What sport did you play with your friends in the street? Did you play Spot the Ball?

Sporting Memories is a new group activity funded by Sunderland West Area Committee to help combat loneliness and isolation that encourages like-minded people to get together to discuss their love of sport and to share memories that are triggered through the use of images of sport and memorabilia. Sunderland Library Services are delivering this event, using iconic images of sport and sporting legends to help trigger conversation, debate and memories of watching and playing sport over the years.

The group is open to all sports fans and is a great way to stay connected, enjoy some great conversations and to make some new friends too.

The first session includes a display around the career of former Sunderland footballer Arthur Wright.

The group will cover a wide range of topics and sports. Over the coming weeks, group members will also be asked to recall their memories of the 1966 World Cup. To mark the 50th anniversary of England’s victory, Sporting Memories Network are working with the FA and National Football Museum on an exhibition and are collecting the nation’s memories of ’66.

Come along to the Sandhill Centre Library for a friendly and relaxed chat about all things sport with “half –time” refreshments!

FREE new activity kicks off at 10.30am Thursday 14 January 2016. Sandhill Centre Library

For more information or to book places contact Sunderland Libraries on 0191 5618474

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