Elmer the Elephant to follow in Great North Snowdogs’ paw prints

The Great North Snowdogs replacement is a theme you’ll never forget.

Kian and Kharis Fairest looking at the Phoenix at Durham's Fire and Ice Festival last year.

Gandalf and The Gruffalo to feature in ice sculpture trail in Durham

It’s been announced which famous figures will be given a frosty reception at this year’s Fire & Ice Festival.

Giovanni Pernice alongside his dance partner, Luba Mushtuk.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice bringing show to South Shields

A Strictly Come Dancing star is quickstepping his way to South Shields later this year.


In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

The Word in South Shields replaced the town's library and now hosts a programme of cultural events.

The Word to welcome new events space to roof top level

Work is set to begin to transform the top level of The Word into a new event space.

Field Music.

Sunderland’s Field Music to headline Deer Shed Festival alongside Goldfrapp and Drenge

Sunderland’s Field Music are to headline the Deer Shed Festival alongside electro popsters Goldfrapp and indie outfit Drenge.

The Festival of the 50s will make a return to Beamish in July.

Busy year ahead for Beamish as museum releases list of events for 2018

North East favourite Beamish Museum has announced the dates of its special events for the next 12 months.
A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

Gemma Atkinson and Alja Skorjanec will take part in the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

Celebrity line-up revealed for Strictly Come Dancing live shows

The Strictly Come Dancing stars who will be wowing live audiences on a UK arena tour have been revealed.

Will you be reading Clinton Heylin's latest book?

Review: Trouble in Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years

Rock legend Bob Dylan’s conversion to Christianty in the late 1970s was, and continues to be, one of the most controversial periods of the singer/songwriter’s illustrious career.

Pupils from Hebburn Lakes Primary School get used to their new surroundings.

New library at Hebburn school set to ‘inspire’ pupils

A South Tyneside school is set for a new chapter after introducing a library area.

Durham City Lumiere Light Festival 2017.

240,000 flock to Durham’s Lumiere spectacular

Almost a quarter of a million people marvelled at this year’s Lumiere spectacular.


What you can expect to see as Lumiere spectacular opens in Durham tonight

Let there be light!

The Umbrella Project, Durham Lumiere

10 things to do in the North East this weekend

From boarding the Vengabus to the spectacular Lumiere, there’s plenty happening in the region this weekend.

The Word, South Shields.

South Shields’ The Word library puts North East on the map with national accolade

South Shields’ newest building has put the North East on the map after beating tough competition to gain a national accolade for the benefits it provides to the community.

Marsden Grotto is one of the buildings to appear in Steve Watson's new book.

Ghost hunters chronicle the haunting of North East buildings in new book

A team of ghosthunters are set to publish a new book on haunted North East buildings in time for Halloween.

Giovanni Pernice.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice to perform in South Shields

A Strictly Come Dancing star is set to tread the boards in South Tyneside.

The Umbrella Project by Cirque Bijou

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.
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