Arts & Screen

Award for Tynemouth film-makers

Tynemouth Video Film-Making Group was the proud winner of a 20-minute programme competition with films produced by its members.

Jordon Robson

Jordan is following his dream to dance

A former Whitley Bay student has secured his place in a dance group which tours around the world.

Trevor Nelson

A green weekend at coast

Discover an event jam-packed with Irish colours, live music, fun runs, a world record attempt, dancers, choirs, north east flavours and a tented village containing five interactive worlds in Tynemouth this week.

Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Theatre and Comedy
Dale Mason, Festival on the Wall founder and director. Picture by Craig Connor / North News & Pictures.

Global music stars lined up for new regional festival

Global music stars are heading to the region for a major music festival that could challenge the likes of Glastonbury.

Writers launch new book

Writers launch new book

A Tyneside writing group is launching its latest collection of poetry and short stories this weekend.

Hadrians Cavalry will run from April to September next year.

Major Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian's Wall is announced

Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is to host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.
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A customer picks out her turkey from a well stocked butcher in the 1950s.

Step back into a 1950s’ Christmas

Traditional Christmas fun will be taken to a new level at a North Tyneside heritage centre as it turns back the clock 60 years.


Following the trail to festive fun

An Advent countdown with a difference is offering some new festive fun in Cullercoats.


Grant leads to stunning mosaic display

A mosaic artist has been putting her talents to good use thanks to a Small Sparks grant from Whitley Bay Big Local.

The new book by Mike Coates looking at the history of part of North Shields.

Mike pens a new book on Fort’s history

A new book looking at the history of part of North Shields is set to be launched this weekend.

Del Boy and Rodney of Trotters Independent Traders (Photo: BBC)

Only Fools and Horses tops 20 most watched shows of the last 80 years - pick your favourite

Today we celebrate 80 years of TV - and these are the 20 most watched shows during that time.
The host, Lee Westwood, at Close House.

British Masters to be held in the North East next year

Lee Westwood is to host the 2017 British Masters at Close House in Newcastle.
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The Crystal Maze special

5 things we loved about the Crystal Maze revival

It may have been more than two decades since it last aired, but The Crystal Maze’s one-off revival to raise money for Stand Up For Cancer was tipped as one of 2016’s TV highlights as soon as it was announced. And so it proved, in what was a ridiculously entertaining hour.


Film festival serves up a top trio

The Whitley Bay Film Festival presents three screenings this week.


Series of films lined up for annual festival

A host of events will take place over the next week as part of the Whitley Bay Film Festival.


Sky to film family life

A landmark, feature-length documentary series for Sky will tell the story of six families over five years of their lives. The film will follow their dreams, ambitions and the journeys that they go on.


Young dancers are living their dream

Six Whitley Bay dancers are living the dream after being selected from hundreds to perform in a professional production of Giselle with the English Youth Ballet.

Nick Cave at work on his latest album.

Nick Cave offering Thursday night at the movies

Alternative rock veteran Nick Cave is no stranger to the cinema, having taken bit parts in films including 1989’s Ghosts of the Civil Dead and 1991’s Johnny Suede and scripted others such as 2005’s The Proposition and 2012’s Lawless.

Author Peter Mortimer is on his bike to play strangers at chess.

Checking out book mates

A Cullercoats author and playwright is on the move to piece together material for his next book.

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