The Late Shows in Newcastle and Gateshead are back with more night-time fun

More than 60 arts, science and heritage venues have signed up for a popular annual event which sees the doors stay open late

New Great North Museum exhibition looks at links between human and animal defences

Students worked with museum staff to put together a new exhibition at Great North Museum: Hancock

The 10th Hexham Book Festival opens for business

Authors and publishers will be heading for Hexham in the coming days to entertain and educate about the literary world

Appointments: Key appointments for design agency Sumo

Design agency Sumo has appointed two new members of staff at the Newcastle-based business

North of England Civic Trust rescues historic site on Hadrian's Wall

A Cumbrian Roman fort and farm has been acquired by the Newcastle-based North of England Civic Trust

New exhibition at Bede's World, Jarrow has water at its heart

Ceramicist Loretta Brangaza's Clay Journeys will be displayed at the popular attraction until June 14

Popular Globe Gallery set to reopen in new city centre location

A sumptuous array of Shakespeare characters will be the inaugural exhibition in a new-look Globe Gallery

Photographic project captures the North East rich tapestry of talent

Kate Adie, Kathryn Tickell, Thomas Allen and Jonathan Ruffer have all been captured for Portraits from the North East

New display highlights Northumberland's very own Burrell collection

Berwickshire shipping magnate who bought his first work of art with money given to him for a cricket bat donated hundreds of items

Picasso painting 'Weeping Woman' has pride of place at the Newcastle Laing

A major exhibition about the art of the Spanish Civil War is opening in Newcastle with Picasso's Weeping Woman at its heart

Newcastle organisations win money to spread a love of books and reading

New Writing North and Seven Stories have been awarded about £500,000 to take their work around the country

Paintings by top artist Frank Auerbach acquired by The Laing and Hatton

The Laing and Hatton are among North East galleries to benefit from a painting collection received in lieu of tax

Festival of Illustration set to be a major attraction in Hartlepool this summer

Renowned illustrators and comic book artists will be flocking to culturally ambitious Hartlepool in the summer

Durham Cathedral gives up its secrets as Open Treasures attraction takes shape

We go on a site visit as work proceeds at Durham Cathedral to turn rooms off the cloister into a major visitor attraction

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

Gerald Scarfe's Maggie Thatcher exhibition to go on display at the Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is mounting the first exhibition dedicated to Gerald Scarfe's many cartoons of Margaret Thatcher

Durham University's Palace Green Library hosts Vietnam: A Nation, not a war exhibition

Vietnam: A Nation, not a war explores national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and belonging using historic and contemporary objects

Poetry, public lectures and exhibitions are all present and correct at Teesside University

The university is boasting an eclectic offering featuring award-winning cartoonist Martin Rowson, poet Jo Colley and artist Stephen McKenna

Culture Magazine - March

Welcome to the March edition of Culture where we feature a Durham Magna Carta exhibition and catch up with folk act The Unthanks

Beamish Museum springs into action with a packed programme for all the family

The popular County Durham open air attraction has a string of festivals and events planned for 2015

North East events in March 2015: Ten things you won't want to miss

Here's our regular double handful of recommendations across the region's theatres, venues and attractions

North East landmarks recreated in Lego as resurgence goes from strength to strength

It's always been a family favourite but now serious builders are giving Lego a new lease of life

700 volunteers scour the North Pennines in WildWatch project

WildWatch project run by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural amasses 20,000 sightings but has now reached end of its three years

Diaries reveal one Gateshead woman's First World War experiences

Gateshead's Little Theatre founder Ruth Dodds wrote of life working in a Tyneside munitions factory during the First World War

Hilton Dawson: A way of life is gone - and some of us are still grieving for it

Journal columnist and former MP Hilton Dawson says coal-mining may be a museum piece - but the community spirit that went with it is not

Business Interview: Mark Hatton, EY, in Newcastle

Mark Hatton makes a mockery of the stuffy accountant stereotype, as Tom Keighley finds out in unusual surroundings

Global business leaders bid to inspire North East students

Newcastle University scheme sees top entrepreneurs sharing their stories with students and the public

Last chance to see the Victorian selfies that stormed the internet from Woodhorn

Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine, which gained fans from all over the world will close at the Ashington attraction on February 22

Victor Pasmore and Peter Yates exhibition opens at Newcastle Hatton Gallery

An exhibition of work by Victor Pasmore, Peter Yates and other artists with an interest in architecture has opened at the Hatton Gallery

BBC show Flog It! returns to the Bowes Museum with an open invitation to join its treasure hunt

Barnard Castle gets set to host antiques favourite Flog It! on March 12 with presenter Paul Martin

Dance legend Wayne Sleep becomes patron of Newcastle dance company Fertile Ground

Newcastle-based dance company Fertile Ground has Wayne Sleep on board ahead of a regional tour

Curious Georgie: Note on a train saga would have been nothing more than an anecdote a few years ago

The heart-warming act of a stranger on a train quickly turned into a national man hunt - with media coverage to match

Journal opinion: We really could do a roaring trade in dinosaurs

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, January 31, in which we say that Freddy Shepherd's audacious bid for Dippy deserves to be taken seriously

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 - nominations are now open

The ceremony will once again reward, recognise and showcase the best of North East's cultural output - in fantastic fashion

Teesside University and mima in February: Art, animation and ambition are on the menu

Exhibitions from David Lynch and Stephen McKenna and the Animex Festival are set to attract the crowds to Teesside

North East orchestra goes underground - again!

The Cobwebs Orchestra is to follow up its Victoria Tunnel concert with a series of concerts in other dark places

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Service users from Sunderland based The Art Studio are exhibiting their work at the Durham museum for three months

The Cobwebs Orchestra to go underground- again after Newcastle Victoria Tunnel concert

The Cobwebs Orchestra is to follow up its Newcastle Victoria Tunnel concert with a series of concerts in other dark places

Half term at Beamish Museum will be filled with fascinating North East tales from the First World War

From a Victoria Cross hero to a footballer-turned-soldier, visitors to Beamish will discover amazing stories from the region's WW1 history

Bowes Museum to present the UK's first major Yves Saint Laurent exhibition

The Barnard Castle attraction and the Fondation Pierre Bergé - YSL are collaborating on Style is Eternal, which will open in the summer


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer