THE nation’s eyes were on South Shields today as The Great North Passion was broadcast live.
Around 4,000 people flocked to South Shields seafront as the religious extravaganza was broadcast today on BBC One from Bents Park, in Sea Road.
Made up of a number of performances from North East people, it retold the last hours of Christ in celebration of Good Friday.
It was the culmination of work that started in 12 communities in South Tyneside, Sunderland and across the region several months ago.
The Great North Passion was a collaboration between the BBC and The Cultural Spring, a £2m Arts Council funded project working in 10 wards across South Tyneside - including Biddick and All Saints, Boldon Colliery, Cleadon and East Boldon, Whitburn and Marsden and Whiteleas.
Watch the video to see some of the performances.
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