Everything you need to know about next month’s Lumiere spectacular in Durham

From a gigantic illuminated mobile over the River Wear to a field of light flowers which will blanket Durham Cathedral’s Cloisters - Lumiere will return in all its awe-inspiring glory next month.

The Word in South Shields.

In the beginning there was The Word - Centre for the Written Word marks first birthday

One of the North East’s leading cultural centres is celebrating its first birthday with events and activities for all the family.
Jen Campbell is a full time author after working as a book seller.

Author who created book-loving dragon returns to native North East for Durham Book Festival

An author will spread her love of literature as she shares her first children’s book with an audience.

Have you got one of the books?

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £60k - here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

Simon Whitaker, second right, collecting his award

Menswear business cuts a dash to win industry award

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Members of South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade with Richard Carter, left, and his Lego Watch Tower model, at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery.

South Shields Watch House immortalised in Lego

All eyes are on South Shields’ Watch House after a Lego model of the landmark has been unveiled.

A previous Lumiere at Durham Cathedral

Locations revealed for this year’s Lumiere spectacular in Durham

It’s been announced which Durham landmarks will be lit up for this year’s Lumiere spectacular.

Artist Anita Taylor with her exhibition Drawn, at the Customs House.

Artist’s exhibition will draw in crowds to South Shields gallery

An art gallery in South Tyneside is playing host to highly-rated artist Anita Taylor – with an exhibition of her work over the last two decades.

Celebrating 100 years of the WI in Durham at Beamish

Jam and Jerusalem: Celebrating 100 years of the Women's Institute in the North East

Women’s Institute members will gather for centenary celebrations at Beamish Museum this weekend.
Ministry of Defence file phot of a Spitfire P7350 (front) flying alongside Hurricane LF363 (back) from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, over RAF Conningsby.

Sunderland Airshow stars grounded: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight plans hit by safety fears

Historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have almost entirely been taken out of action over engine-related safety fears.
A dish is served up to diners at the Proper Food and Drink Festival in South Shields earlier this year.

Food festival to welcome bank holiday crowd as it makes debut at seafront park

A festival is set to welcome hungry foodies as it opens its gates for the first time this bank holiday weekend.

The Watch House on the South Pier. Photo by Alec Jones.

South Shields Watch House wins public vote to be turned into Lego model

One of South Shields best-known landmarks is to be immortalised in Lego after winning a public vote

Beamish Museum

Eight things to do at Beamish Museum this summer holidays

From explosive experiments, football and falconry to storytelling, secret letters and Home Guard drills, there’s plenty going on at Beamish Museum this summer.

Whats on

Thousands of spectators defy the weather at Sunderland airshow

Sunderland Airshow bosses finally lost the war with the elements today, with the final display of the day cancelled as the clouds opened.

Thanks to reader Andy Graham for this photograph.

Sunderland International Airshow: More of your reader pictures

You've been quick to send us your pictures from Sunderland International Airshow.
Which South Shields landmark should be next to feature in Lego exhibition?

Which South Shields landmark should be next to feature in Lego exhibition?

Another South Shields landmark is set to be scaled down for a Lego exhibition – and you can help decide which one it should be.

Ashley Robertson. Photo by Phil Skinner.

South Shields beauty queen off to Miss England

A South Tyneside beauty queen is making her final pamper preparations for this year’s Miss England contest.

Vintage vehicles were on show at last year's Festival of the 50s.

Let's go retro with Beamish's celebration of the 1950s

Four days of fabulous food, fashion, hair dos and parade floats is lined up as one of the region's top attractions celebrates the 1950s.


Picture special: Thousands turn out for South Tyneside Summer Festival Parade

Thousands of people took to the streets of South Shields as the traditional street parade got the 2017 South Tyneside Summer Festival underway.


Team's pride at leading parade as thousands join in summer celebration

South Shields FC were "incredibly proud" to take the lead in the town's Summer Parade.
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