The sound of music

THE streets of North Tyneside will be alive with the sound of music this weekend.

Shoppers visiting Whitley Bay, North Shields and Wallsend town centres on Saturday can enjoy live music by two acts.

Guitar and violin duo Valse Maria will be performing between 10am and 11am outside the Beacon Shopping Centre in North Shields before moving on to Park View Shopping Centre in Whitley Bay between noon and 1pm and the Forum in Wallsend from 2pm to 3pm.

The pair will be playing some classical favourites, Latin melodies and also some country and folk songs.

An accordion clown busker will also be performing some musical tunes.

He will be entertaining shoppers in Whitley Bay from 10am until 11am, in Wallsend between noon and 1pm, and in North Shields from 2pm until 3pm.