Dome set to get a piazza the action

FREE entertainment is to take place every Sunday outside an landmark building to show how the area could be transformed and be used in the future.

North Tyneside Council is turning the former road outside Whitley Bay’s Spanish City Dome into a piazza area as part of its planned redevelopment of the seafront, pictured.

Now events will be held in the designated area until the end of August, from 11.30am to 3pm.

Mayor Linda Arkley said: “The extended promenade in front of the Dome forms a key part of the development.

“Once the area is properly pedestrianised it will provide an attractive piazza that can host regular events, further enhancing what our coast has to offer.

“However, I think it’s important we take advantage of this space now and encourage residents and visitors to make the most of it.

“Holding regular events will help demonstrate it’s no longer a road for cars, but an area for people to enjoy.”

On Sunday, children can have their face painted plus balloon modeller Michael Sewell will be in attendance.

Birds of prey will feature and there will also be performances from North Tyneside Steelband and jazz band Gavin Lee’s Dome Stompers.