Arts & Screen

Isla is the world champ

A Whitley Bay schoolgirl has been crowned the world champion for her age group at a dance contest.

Two decades of dancing

Two decades of dancing

A North Tyneside dance school has reached its 20-year milestone having helped to inspire and shape the personalities and futures of hundreds of children.

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live. Photo by Paul Clapp.

Mister Maker is in town

A children’s television favourite will be appearing live on stage with some of his colourful friends next week.

Tokyo Kitchens Michiko McCartney, from Whitley Bay.

Tuck into a festival of food

A feast of fun will be served up at the coast this weekend in a showcase of local food and drink.

Dancers Kate Ryder, Anna Fitzpatrick and Lucy Fitzpatrick. Picture by Ben Garner.

Trio on their toes for ballet

Three young dancers are stepping up to the professional stage after landing roles with the English Youth Ballet (EYB).

Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller.

Thomas the Tank Engine visits North Shields

A special guest is heading to Stephenson Railway Museum – and families are invited to meet him.

The Cloggies are part of the new short play Those in Peril, performing at the Iron in The Soul festival in Cullercoats.

Tickets are selling fast for festival

Tickets for the third IRON Press Festival are being snapped up, with several events already sold out.

Steve Holbrook, a top UK medium, is visiting Wigan

Steve’s special messages

An ex-hairdresser turned clairvoyant medium will be back in Whitley Bay this weekend.

Mr Corvan's Music Hall, a play with songs by the first professional Geordie singer/songwriter, has taken pride of place with an exhibition on the bridge at Tynemouth Metro Station.

Bringing a flavour of old-style music hall to the metro station

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, a play with songs by the first professional Geordie singer/songwriter, has taken pride of place with an exhibition on the bridge at Tynemouth Metro Station.

Theatre and Comedy
Daniel James, from Whitley Bay, author of The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas,

Debut art novel for Daniel

A North Tyneside author’s debut novel will delve into the truth behind an art world mystery.

Tynemouth Video Film-making group were the proud winners of a 20 minute programme competition with films produced by their members. The certificate was presented to the Group's chairman

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.

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